I would like to know how to keep rodents or mice out of a stored RV.
By Dick from NS
You could try one of those sonic repellers but no guarantee it will work. And it would mean keeping your RV powered. I would recommend putting poison pellets around under the cabinets and other areas you would expect mice to roam.
As a campground owner, this is what we find works: put strongly scented fabric softener sheets all around in your rv-on floors and furniture. Put moth balls all around the outside and below your rv. Some people also put moth balls inside, but it's hard to get that smell out when you want to use your rv.
When I had an RV and lived on a farm, I found that the most effective way to keep mice out of the RV was to park it close to the house where we had dozens of outside cats. We tried the mothball thing, and that didn't work, and also was a terrible smell in the RV. The cats, however, kept the mice away.
Your perfect solution is the cat/cats this eliminates all toxic substance harmful to humans and animals.
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Fall is coming to Michigan. I have an unreasonable fear of mice and this is when they are looking to get into the house. We live on a ravine, wooded lot and they love it here. We have spread lime granules around the foundation, bought those electric devices with the high pitched sound to keep them away (worthless) and set traps in the attached garage in the past.
My husband recently read that peppermint oil and fox urine are both mouse deterrents. Does anyone know the effectiveness of either of these? Or any other ideas? I'm open to anything, but want to find what works and just keep them away from the house period. Even them getting caught in traps in the garage is too close for me. We do have a small house dog, so poisons are scary. Thanks.
Sharon from Stevensville, MI
By Cathy from MA
But, unlike other poisons, they don't smell when they die because whatever is in the bars, it dehydrates them. When you find a dead rodent, it will be as flat as a pancake. My husband got this idea from a farmer who was overrun with mice in his barn before he started using the Ramik bars, and now he never sees any mice except for flat, dead ones. (09/22/2008)
By Rick Suddes