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Old 08-03-2015, 08:46 AM   #1
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So far we haven't had trouble with mice, but we're concerned about leaving the trailer in our Finger Lakes property because mice have gotten into air conditioning ducts in the cars as well as into our sheds. Any advice?
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:26 AM   #2
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Steel Wool.Stuff it into suspect entry locations..
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Use peppermint extract. They hate it.

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Old 08-03-2015, 09:53 AM   #4
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Fresh Cab.

We use it in our vehicles, out buildings etc.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:01 AM   #5
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Use peppermint extract. They hate it.

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Yes. Cotton balls saturated with Peppermint Oil keeps them out.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:06 AM   #6
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A couple of pie pans with moth balls in them placed under the trailer...assuming you don't have pets or kids who could get into them.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:10 AM   #7
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I've heard the peppermint scent dissipates after 30 days and needs reapplying.

Have yet to have mice so I don't know what really works, but we've used dryer sheets, sticky mice traps, mouse poison, and even mothballs... one of those may well work. Takes a week or 2 to clear out the mothball smell come spring. On the plus side, season old mothballs work well to keep the skunks out from under the sheds.
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You do not mention how long you expect to leave it empty, but once they get in, mice and squirrels can destroy somethings. I had a new tractor in a barn which all the wiring and rubber was chewed up over one winter, I picked up a black snake and no more problems.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:51 AM   #9
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It would be for several months. We're thinking of having a shelter built on our property here, but it is country so the mice are worse
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We live in the woods....where the critters out number the human population.

One of our "outbuildings" was their haven...unbeknownst to us when we bought our property. I sealed up the tiny holes and put fresh cab inside. Not a sign of them...since.

We also put it inside the vehicles in the winter...no problems.

Fresh cab smells like balsam fir...100% guaranteed and the company will help you solve problems...if they arise. We get it at Tractor Supply.
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