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Old 07-22-2019, 10:37 PM   #21
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I have killed over 60 chipmunks this year.
"You did WHAT ?" (Just kidding !)
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:40 PM   #22
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Find any old fashioned hardware store. Snap wire traps about .80 cent each, chunky peanut butter fresh every evening as bait(organic no less)and you will thin the gene pool within a week. I place one top of each wheel, one or two up against interior walls. Hose'em off after a few kills each. Done.
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:49 PM   #23
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I have had rodents get into my Thor Venetian for the past couple of years parked here in rural Colorado. Last year I trapped three pack rats. Not only do they destroy wiring but they also spread disease. I have tried most things but it really didnít work. The most effective thing you can do is find all the small holes and plug them up. Donít forget, mice can squeeze through a dime size hole! Then trap the ones still inside. Good luck.
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:57 PM   #24
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I tried the Irish Spring, field mice ate it! Been using the old fashioned snap spring trap with peanut butter. Will have to see what happens this year when it starts to get cold again.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:30 PM   #25
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I had good luck with this "Tomcat" bait station. I discovered evidence of mice in our basement garage right before leaving for Arizona in January. I was kind of in a panic because I store my race/show truck down there in the winter. I didn't find any "dead bodies" on our return, so I figured they had wondered off and died. But then, a month later I found one dead by the front tire. I vacuumed all the turds up and haven't seen anything new for the last 4 months. Oh, and no mouse damage to my truck either.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:57 PM   #26
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"Fresh Cab" sold at Tractor Supply works great. That and moth balls scattered round the ground under the coach...no issues with any creatures. Lots of moths with high pitched voices...but no critters!
I put bags of moth balls around my trailer and truck on the ground when at Big Bend NP in Texas to keep pack rats away. Ranger support person told me to pick them up and not put them where the Peccary can get to the bags. He said the Ranger said the critters would eat the moth balls and it would poison them.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:53 PM   #27
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Years ago, we also had problems with rats under the hood making nests. My husband took his air compressor and blew them and the nest out. They scattered through the fence to the neighbor's yard. Oooops! Then, my husband fixed what the little &**#^@ had chewed. Next, it was my turn to come up with a fix.

I put moth balls in knee high panty hose and hung them all in the engine. I also put a reminder on the steering wheel not to start RV until moth balls are removed. We have never had a problem again. I replace the moth balls when they lose their smell and keep the note where it is.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:22 PM   #28
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Good idea, and Welcome to the Forum!
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:42 PM   #29
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Wife took the motorhome camping. ( girls weekend out) when she pulled out, I found this. It was up front on passenger side. She said the only thing she has noticed was the dash light ABS, was staying on. I have killed over 60 chipmunks this year. Iím at my wits end. Attachment 19066

Get a cat! I keep my RV in my barn, with 2 cats. No mice or rodents of any kind.
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:14 PM   #30
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I second mouth balls. I get 2 bags in a box and throw a bag in each bin that has access into the coach. I also put a couple in the engine compartment and the battery bay. And don't forget the generator. If you start it in the winter as recommended the warm compartment attracts the mice.

I've tried dryer sheets and peppermint oil with no luck. After spending nearly $2000 on generator repairs I am sticking with mouth balls. I still find some mouse droppings in the generator compartment but no bedding... So they are not staying in there.
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Old 07-28-2019, 03:59 AM   #31
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I have used dryer sheets in my vehicles and airplanes I have owned. Never had a problem but others in same buildings had damage. Some people would use a metal ring made from large ductwork around wheels, seemed to help too. My job often had me rewiring panels in electric substations due to mice eating coating off wires and they would short . This caused power outages and fires. the wiring in them was old so even older wires can be damaged.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:38 AM   #32
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Fought off pack rats for 60 years

They will store moth balls and you need to be careful of little kids

Herbal packs, light, mouse out or similar products usually work as to bait stations that secure the poison

Dryer sheets smell great to the rodents and Ted to potty on them
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:06 PM   #33
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I second mouth balls. I get 2 bags in a box and throw a bag in each bin that has access into the coach. I also put a couple in the engine compartment and the battery bay. And don't forget the generator... .
Ummmmmm...
I know what you meant: but you still made me think of this!



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Old 07-29-2019, 10:33 PM   #34
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You know where they find moth balls "between their itty bitty legs" 🤣
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:36 PM   #35
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:43 PM   #36
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I ate some moth balls when I was a toddler. Dr said I would be ok. Didn't sleep for a week but my breath was fresh for a month.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:51 PM   #37
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Well the damage wasnít terribly expensive. $287.00. Auto Park Ford in Sturgis Mich. gives 10% veterans discount. That helps. Thanks for all the advice.
I like the idea of carnivorous predator urine. Iím going to start peeing around my coach🤫
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:13 AM   #38
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Well the damage wasnít terribly expensive. $287.00. Auto Park Ford in Sturgis Mich. gives 10% veterans discount. That helps. Thanks for all the advice.
I like the idea of carnivorous predator urine. Iím going to start peeing around my coach🤫
Try eating some moth balls first. May add to the effectiveness.
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