Help!! Mice

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Went to the storage place today to get some stuff in the van ready for holiday next week. Opened the door and smelt a funny smell and sure enough we have mice.
    Last used the van 2 weeks ago so I hope it's relatively recent. I have one of those sonic repellents that had run out of batteries:Doh:

    Stipped and chucked out all bedding , duvets, pillows, throws, cushions and emptied every cupboard of any conceivable food stuff.

    There was evidence on the fixed bed of nesting activity but I just put it all straight into a bin liner. Not too much damage.Emptied the boot and came across a single mouse who was as surprised to see me as I was him. He is now deceased.

    Went to B&Q and bought 6 traps which I have baited with Dairy Milk and put new batteries in the sonic thing.

    Any other ideas?

    I am concerned where all the other mice are and I have checked all I can in the van but there are nooks and crannies everywhere that I cant access.

    Do you think there is any chance they are living off site?

    Any other tips?

    Problem is we are off to Spain on Saturday and I don't really want another family staying with us:Sad:
     
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    Its illegal to take livestock to Spain without a pet passport, better get some photos :Rofl1:
     
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    Leave a sign at every possible entrance and written in neat Mouse language explaining that you are a lawyer...

    That should scare them off.

    JJ :Cool:
     
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  4. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    That's two 'helpful' suggestions:BigGrin:

    I am actually quite traumatised.

    Expensive too with all the stuff we have just chucked:Sad:
     
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    If you get to an animal feed store type of place they sell sticky pads that you can put down in strategic places which are more effective than traps.

    They are a bit cruel but what the heck they are trespasser.

    One word of caution if you put them in the wrong place they stick to bare feet like nowt you have ever stood in before
     
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    Try putting a tray down with your user name on it :thumb:If they do not stick to it at least you will have fattened them up so they cannot crawl through the tiny spaces :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    We found that peanut butter as a bait works well, have you tried serving them with a Notice to prosecute under Criminal Justice Act 1967 Section 5 of the Act or the Public Order Act 1986.

    Failing that how about this mouse trap?

    If all else fails, gas the little buggers...







    Have a great holiday and get some sleep...
     
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    When I was a wee lad we used to have those pads in Glasgow the trade name was *DAK*
    they were good :thumb:
     
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    Dont use anything as bait.......they will laugh at you, and most of them will escape the trap so you will have provided another food source.
    Move the van, and continue with the sonic repellant (with batteries).
    This is the culmination of all the advice I took, and it worked:thumb:
     
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    If you want to catch them surely you don't want a repeller on ????
     
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    Don't forget the obligatory warning "May contain Peanuts" :Smile:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Do you wan't to borrow my cat he is a geordie mouser and is really good at his job.No matter how big the mouse or rat he will sort it out highly trained by geordie mafia and Don Geordiana.
     
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    I found the ultrasonic dubry wotsit keeps mice away but will not remove mice already ensconced. For that you need traps or poison. Best bait for the traps is Opel fruits or modern equivalent. sticks to the trap and never gets removed without setting off the trap.
    As for replacing the batteries. Mine is 12V permanently wired in now it is German made and was bought from fleabay. Evidence of mice visiting once this winter but they did not stay.
     
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    I can see whats happened , you live in Kent , a mouse problem in a motorhome(RV) has been reported in Kent earlier this year on the forum , its a plague of immigrant mice from Sangatte through the tunnel :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Because we have a large garden and fields behind there are always mice around. We have a mains sonic repeller in the house which seems to work because we don't get them coming in (or hardly ever). Never had a problem with the van but that is parked on a gravel drive so not so attractive to mice.

    However, we still get mice in our garage so I use [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rentokil-Advanced-Mouse-Trap-Twin/dp/B000T5N0JE"]These Mouse Traps[/ame] baited with sultanas squashed into the bait recess.

    They are easier to bait/set than the traditional Little Nippers and easier to release the dead bodies. Also sensitive enough to trigger before the mouse has had a chance to get its teeth into the bait. I bought them at Wilkinsons for a similar price to Amazon.
     
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    You have been warned

    [​IMG]:Angry:

    Mel
     
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    I did wonder about that:BigGrin:

    I just don't want any more coming in.

    Bloody things:Sad:
     
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    I recently had a mouse I bought some glue boards of tinternet they are American they smell quite sweet an sickly but boy do they work:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:the company that manufacture them is Pest- Expert .com
     
  19. Chris

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    I thought this was a friendly helpful site that cared about fellow Motorhomers.

    Truth is that it is largely populated by piss takers.

    Thankfully:thumb:
     
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    The wife has just talked about cancelling the holiday:Eeek:

    I can see her point.

    It is quite close living quarters with a bunch of rodents.
     
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