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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Centreville, MD camp in 4A
Re: Keeping mice out of the camper....Tips?
Mice are a big issue for campers and cabins when nobody is there all the time. I don't think you can keep them completely out.
About the only thing I might try is one or two of those electronic pest control devices. But, they require electricity.
Poison is always an option, but I don't like the aftermath of dead mice laying around hidden in corners, stuck in walls, and under furniture rotting away. Followed by the darn mega flys that hatch out from the maggots.
Sticky pads under the trailer set on a bunch of boards will probably help, but then you still have all those dead mice stuck to the boards under the trailer, plus other small critters, and the occasional possum or small animal that steps in a sticky and goes bonkers.
I have an old house at my property. I gave up on it. Between the mice and the snakes, and the flies and the groundhogs and squirrels and the wasps.. it was just too hard to keep it habitable. When the wasps got bad, I would set off one of the those cans of bug killer when I left for the weekend. When I came back the next, the wasps were under control but the house was littered with dead mice and the flies. I guess either the bug bomb also killed the mice, or the mice died from eating the poisoned wasps??
After the house, we parked the camper. same problems.
Oh, one of the funny things about the electronic mouse devices, I took my Grandson with me one day and while sitting in the camper he said to me: "Pop, can you turn that thing off?" I said what thing? He said that thing that is making that squealing noise..
He could hear the electronic mouse device's high pitched squeal..
If you can figure out a way to keep the mice out of your camper, patent it.. you will be a rich man.
Best regards, Glenn
Ain't no such thing as a "couldahad" with the bow"