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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Read so many of your posts on mice in your motorhomes and always felt quite relaxed that I have never had this problem..... ah, poor little mites must know that I would never hurt them so stay away out of kindness........ HUH. Just been up to my van to sort it for driving away tomorrow and aaaaaaaaaagh.... mice droppings in the empty fridge, all over my bed where I had stupidly left a doggy chew in a wrapper, and all over my clean towels in the shower unit...:Eek!::Eek!::cry::cry: Going back up there now with two bottles of bleach and a big bottle of Dettol...... Hmmmph.:Angry:
     
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    And a lump of 4X2 to belt em with :RollEyes::Wink:
     
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    Do ya wanna borrow our mouse traps as well? Stop 'em now:thumb:

    Margaret
     
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    Peanut butter on the traps works well :thumb:
     
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    Not a good day then really
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    It's ok to have a snack in bed but i think a doggy chew would not be my taste.
     
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    Hmm, we learned our lesson last week::Doh:

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    Liz is busy making new curtains as I type. (And I've had four of the little b***ers since last week):Angry:
     
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    You need to get rid of the mice pronto (there is rarely one on it's own).
    If they get at your elecrics & wiring it can be a nightmare.
    Just a thought, have you got problems with electrics?
     
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    Don't know how long your van has been parked up, but it might be worth checking that everything works ok before you set off.

    The little b*gg*rs will chew through anything including your wiring.
     
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    OH MY GOD. Looking at that, I need a shotgun!!!!!!:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    If those are the droppings, they'm big buggers! :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Get a cat:Smile: but then cat sh_t is the worse thing ever.
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Funnily enough, since I am only worried about mice when I am NOT in the van .... I don't think they would try jumping in the van when I am going at 70mph down the M6 ...... I wondered whether asking my friend for some cat poo out of her cat's litter tray and leaving it on tissue around the motorhome...... I know it sounds a little eccentric but I could change it regularly.

    Do you think that would work?:Sad:
     
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    Joy:Smile:

    They would probably eat it:Smile:

    This is going to be a very difficult one for you.

    I know you couldn't set a trap that kills them and I don't think think the humane traps work, well they didn't for me:Smile:
     
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    I would have thought there was too much meat in them for Joy:cry:
    so must be a vegetarian mouse:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Even if you use humane traps, Joy, you do need to use traps of some sort to get rid of them quickly.
     
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    Two months ago picked up the van to find lots of mice droppings. Set a trap and caught one that night. Set two traps and caught two the following night! Have now set four traps baited with chocolate . Also have a sonic sod off device set. So far have caught six mice this winter, what a pain. And there is absolutely no food or bedding in the MH.!
     
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    They will still be in there somewhere. Having found a nice warm dry place to live they are not going to go quietly. Unfortunately a favourite place with mice is behind the dash as it's offten the warmest place in a 'van that's parked up.
     
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    Jay, If I put those sonic noise thingies in the van, would that still get rid of them if they behind the dash? Or would putting the radio on for half an hour a day get rid of them because they don't like noise apparently.... I am willing to try anything.... I'm not frightened of mice, (until they run fast towards me), but don't like the disease aspect... and the destruction. :Sad:
     
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    I doubt it, & turning the radio on will only make their new accommodation even more attractive. More importantly you need to know where they got in otherwise there could be more moving in soon.
     
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