We've had mice!

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  1. Soozywoozy

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    Says it all. Discovered droppings in underfloor locker and had made a veritable nest in outside locker and had fun with a box of gloves. Have now been through the entire motorhome and checked everywhere. No damage, thank goodness, traps ordered from amazon. How on earth do they get in and how can we stop further visitors. It's not as if the motorhome has been standing idle for long
     
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    Well I'm afraid you have a hole somewhere and believe me it doesn't have to be very big, they get through the tiniest space.
    Some use talc to see if they can find a "run" . Talc shows footprints.:D
     
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    How on earth do they get in

    One of lifes mysteries.....

    how can we stop further visitors

    The second of lifes mysteries.

    This year we have them in a spare bedroom in the house....for now !

    One in the RV a couple of weeks go but not seen since.

    Glue mats go back down tommorrow.
     
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    Moral When storing or parking for a long time don't leave food (even crumbs) and ensure you block up every hole including the waste pipe
     
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    We have 2 ultrasonic mouse repellers fitted in underfloor lockers front and back, run on 9v batteries. From e-bay, had no trouble since
     
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    We've had mice!

    Boiled fried or casseroled ?
     
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    If you can get a pencil through a hole - you can get a mouse in. We had field mice in our kitchen and Pete was catching them in a humane trap and releasing them in the field, half a mile away!

    Unfortunately that was no deterrent and then one night we were washing up - Pete was washing I was drying and one appeared on the top of the worksurface, ran across the back, then continued along the back of the draining board , up the mixer tap, and calmly sat oh the horizontal part washing it's whiskers - he was so sweet! - but it was The End.

    The Little Nipper came out, was baited with a chocolate button - and I didn't have anything to do with it thereafter! (it was them and yes we had found the tiny hole and cemented it up well before then)
     
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    We have a problem with them too. Started about a month ago. we have put a sonic repellent in , tumble drier sheets everywhere and 6 traps. To date we have trapped 6 mice. Always in same place...bottom compartment of cooker and underneath sink. We are having to go up to storage place to check inside twice a week. Dont know what else we can do to deter the little devils. Have emptied everything out which is a bit of a nuisance as try to get away every few weeks.
     
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    Sounds like Berties wallet.......You can get a pencil in, but no money out. (y)
     
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    where do you get the mice from e bay sorry for taking the mickey you could hire tom lol ray
     
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    We get mice in every winter and now have rodent bait stations around the perimeter of the house and close to the RV .
    In addition we have noise emitters in the loft and in the RV.
    So far so good, little barstewards :Eeek:
     
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    After last winter we caught 7 mice so now have 4 traps set and a ultra sonic repeller in the van. We have also taken everything out that they can eat or make a nest with.
     
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    We had them in our old van a couple of years ago.

    Just kill what you can, remove all food sources and get some sonic thingies. Not sure the sonic things work, but I think they are a deterrent.

    As someone told me though ( Jim I think) the availability of food will overcome any deterrent.
     
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    They like chewing round the edges of flexible plastic things - Tupperware seals for instance!
     
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    Put the borrowed mini-dachs round twice weekly, she loves it!(y)
     
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    IMG_20141001_104257.jpg And this is her looking smug having done the deed!(y)
     
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    That could be where the problem is. The cooker will have an air grill under it as LPG is heavier that air and the plan is if there's a gas leak it will drop down through said grill, check that it's in place and the holes not too big, or fit a smaller mesh.
    Sink, is the hole for the waste pipe too big? Is there space for a mouse to squeeze in? If so block it up so they can't.:)
     
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    This seems to be a common problem. We get mice every year in the garage, promptly dealt with, chocolate and traps, but didn't occur to me that they would get in the motorhome. Do they climb up tyres?
    Or possibly cables - have the m/h plugged in on the drive?
    Any good ideas to stuff holes with- they already eaten a box of plastic gloves, will shred paper happily?
    Think I'll be getting some sonic traps. Already have a jack Russell, but she's only interested in things moving, and loves the chase.
     
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    We also had this problem last year, they'd used our insulation to make a nest. We finally got rid using sprung traps. We read that plastic bags contain wheat and they can smell them from miles away so make sure you remove any plastic carrier bags.
     
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    Re: 'what to use to block holes up' - our son had problems with rats at his house, the 'expert' called in and used Wirewool to block/seal holes. apparently they don't like chewing it. Seems to have worked, the Wirewool to stop them entering the house and poison under the floorboards have done the trick!
     
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