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Old 06-27-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Took our new Suncruiser down to Laguna Seca Rec Area for the weekend and on the way home spotted a mouse under the passenger side of the carpeted floor. It escaped up behind the dash. Any suggestions on (1) how it got into the coach and (2) how to trap it.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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GOOD LUCK Godfather, I had a once mouse get fried in my heater coils an loose head in fan blower vibrating it, like crazy.
Scared the h!!! out of wife an sister inlaw.
I now have the old reliable mouse traps situated thru out compartments of coach. ---"007"
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:51 PM   #3
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He probably came up a jack, power cord or whatever and found a small crack to get in to the underbelly and then he was in.

How to get rid of him...well a rat snake works really well.

Set you a couple of mouse traps and wait. To keep them out, make sure everything is sealed from the bottom. Use bronze wool (like steel wool only is does not rust) from a marine store to pack into any cracks and crevices. I wrap a piece around the power cord to seal up the area around the hole.

I have found that fabric softner sheets in the lockers and areas like that are very effective.

How does the wife feel about snakes...

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Old 06-28-2005, 02:08 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How does the wife feel about snakes... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You guys are too much! If my wife even heard the words 'snake in the camper', that'd be the end of the world as I know it...
I agree that a good ol mousetrap will work fine. And that Bounce works good to repel critters & bugs for me too.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:44 AM   #5
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I like the old fashion traps with peanut butter as bait. I like to see them in the traps to verify that I got 'em.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:54 AM   #6
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AKBrick, I sent you a PM. No problem.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:01 AM   #7
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I hear they come in the furnace exhaust.There is a screen cover you can get for it.
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"A mouse in the house" yiiks!
out with the cannons.

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Old 06-29-2005, 04:15 AM   #9
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Hi Godfather: I've had that problem once or twice. I used a mouse trap with cheese ( or what ever) once they were caught I put bounce fabric sheets hidden around the MH havn't seen one now going on 2 years now.
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Whatever you do, don't use mouse poisen. voice of experience
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:54 PM   #11
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Why not the poison norty? I sealed all areas where they my come in, with silicon...not seen any yet.
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Besides sealing all holes as suggested you may want to prevent the critters from coming aboard in the first place. Here's what I found:

After learning that mice hate the smell of mint I started spraying a certain brand of crawling insect killer around the motorhome's tires. This particular spray contains oil of rosemary, which smells like peppermint. So far I've had zero mouse visitations since using this stuff. As a bonus, the spray also prevents ants from coming aboard, which is what it was designed to do in the first place .

The spray is manufactured by Bioganic Co. Another brand that can be used is Victor Co. They're not always easy to find, but they do the trick.
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......use a weasel for a few days[smell keeps critters away] or a hungry cat if that doesn't work....geofkaye
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Why not the poison norty? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Because the little critter gets sick, crawls away to some unknown hideaway in your coach, and dies. Not long after that you've got a stench that you won't be able to find.
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