Mouse in the home!!!!!!

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  1. WOOOODENTOP

    WOOOODENTOP Funster

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    Went to get the van ready for this weekend and found the scratchings of a mouse in the cab area.....how on earth did it get in to the Transit ....any ideas
     
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    always holes in under the dash, around doors, through vents etc
    poison is the answer before they do a lot of damage
     
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    Climb up a tyre and through the tiniest if holes (pencil width is enough if memory serves). Get some of these ASAP. I squash sultanas into the bait cup so they are hard for the little beggars to remove before the trap activates.
     
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    Few threads on here recently as you are not the only one with this blighters. Sorry i dont know how to show you the link . We have taken all the advice and still have them getting in:(
     
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    awwww you mean you won't take her on holiday with you... :)

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    Lavender air freshener, lavender sachets, peppermint oil, all these things around the van will keep them out... oh, and tumble dryer sheets in all the cupboards... and don't leave any food other than in strong containers.

     
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    Wooodentop, it's a "moooose in the moooterhooome" spelling please!
     
  7. WOOOODENTOP

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    I dont think its got antlers....I have seen it
     
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    When I picked ours up from storage the other day there was yet another expired mouse in the passenger foot well. They go up the front wheels, through the engine, then find their way in through the lining between the cab and the engine bay.

    This one was expired because we've had the problem before and I made sure there was no food or nesting material within reach of the floor. Fortunately our MH has smooth-sided panels all round the floor, so as long as the lower cupboards are shut there's nothing for them. They eventually jump or fall into the foot wells and it's game over. Laying bait in trays will help speed up the inevitable.
     
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    Frankie has just suffered from something similar and may be able to answer your question.
    I am sure French mice are like English ones (y)
     
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    Well I would have been happy if it had been mice.... rats are a different story. I had to fight nearly 2 months . Got cleared and once the van came back from the mechanic (to check all the possible damages) one came in again . I can recognise their droppings anywhere now!! I had to put Max in quarantine at my parents where at last it got completely cleared off. I am typing from my van as I am going to have my first night in after all these events. I will drive it to the dealer tomorrow to put all the bits, we had to remove, back in and check all the pipes and hoses etc....
    I said I will write all the things I have done to get rid of them to help other funsters preventing the problem. I have started but it's a long story LOL!

    As for how they get in , believe me , the slightest space is good enough!

    Amicalement

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    See my thread from last weekend
    We've had mice!
    Same problem, now have traps with slow release to kill up to 50 mice. So far so good
     
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    If you set poison, is there not a chance they will just go into your van linings or pipes and die in there?
     
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    That was my worry joy that they will be poisoned and crawl away somewhere to die. Could be hidden anywhere. At least with trap i can dispose of them
     
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    Exactly!!!! I have been very very lucky that all the devils went out of the van to die in some hole outside the van!
    Dead bodies would have made my van stink for months!


    I hope you used gloves to set the traps ! Human smell is the best repulsive ever! I didn't get a single rat with about 12 glued boards even with my gloves on . I had to put double gloves on, to set the poison so they could not smell me and used their droppings on my gloves to get them confused., and sprayed self defensive sprays, to get their moustaches and smell senses confused and burning. From that moment they have started eating the poison.
     
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    Yay...weve caught one today...lets hope theres no more
     
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