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Old 01-13-2020, 11:16 AM   #1
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Mouse deterrent

Has anyone had experience using lights under their RV to deter mice? I recently read a blog post on tips to reduce mice invasion. They suggested that the best deterrent was to light the underside of their RV at night and went so far as to say that they have had zero mouse problems since using some dusk to dawn solar lights. I've never heard of it but it makes some sense. TIA!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
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Yes. Never had had mice with or without the lights so can't say they deter.

Other best practice my boondockers friends do and that I also follow is to park with the hood open so that the engine compartment gets moonlight / starlight. Also can't say if that deters but it's free protection.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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I would have serious doubt as I have often seen mice come into work places while lights are on and folks working! If lights, noise, and people do not stop them, I go for the next step and throw in some rat bars in any open spaces where they are out of sight, etc. but open to rodents.
Heard the recent story about the guy chasing a mouse around the fast food place where he finally dropped into the deep fat? Thinking lights do not deter them much.
And that bring the second thought on which rodents you will need to be aware of and fighting. During storage is where they most often get to me and that can be rats, mice, chipmunks/ground squirrels or just about any of the bushy tailed rat family. A good barn cat is really one good way to slow them down if it fits your situation.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:30 AM   #4
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Can not speak about the light idea, other than if at a campground it would bother other campers.

I do have the plug in electronic things that make a high pitch noise that they do not like. I keep three of them plugged in all the time. I also for winter storage use moth balls put although out the coach. Knock on wood so far mouse and their friends have not visited.
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