Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2016, 06:08 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
JBOURQUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 44
Rodent control

I tried the Fresh Cab packets last year in my old Outback. Placed 4 of them throughout the camper. This spring I swept out more mouse dropping than I've ever seen at one time. Not to mention the 2 nests full of baby mice I had to get rid of. My advice is to skip the packets, or only use them as a secondary measure. I don't think they work at all. I'm looking into battery powered electronic deterrents as well as moth balls and peppermint oil. Then a few traps to catch any that slip by. We'll see how it works in the spring then reassess.
__________________
In the back: 2007 Cruiser CF32BL
In the front: 2013 Ram 2500 CC 6.7 Cummins
JBOURQUIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 09:20 AM   #2
Weekend Camper
 
JBOURQUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 44
Well, had some time this morning so I decided to peak in on the camper to see how everything was. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the cotton balls and peppermint oil were a complete waste of time. Almost every one of the cups were tipped over and the cotton balls gone. I guess it might be a good thing that they're using the cotton balls to make their nest and not my couch or mattress. Anyway, mice droppings all over, including inside the cups that the peppermint oil was placed in. Guess it's time to look into a little more drastic measures.
__________________
In the back: 2007 Cruiser CF32BL
In the front: 2013 Ram 2500 CC 6.7 Cummins
JBOURQUIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 09:33 AM   #3
Seasonal Camper
 
campingcpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBOURQUIN View Post
Well, had some time this morning so I decided to peak in on the camper to see how everything was. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the cotton balls and peppermint oil were a complete waste of time. Almost every one of the cups were tipped over and the cotton balls gone. I guess it might be a good thing that they're using the cotton balls to make their nest and not my couch or mattress. Anyway, mice droppings all over, including inside the cups that the peppermint oil was placed in. Guess it's time to look into a little more drastic measures.
If using the peppermint oil on cotton balls it has to be reapplied every couple of weeks. The smell will dissipate and then become ineffective.

We have had issues in the past with mice. We had some getting in last year even after I thought I got all the openings sealed up. Come to find out I missed a couple of openings in the frame. This year so far (knock on wood) no mice or even signs of them. I still keep some traps and decon in the trailer and check them on a weekly basis.
__________________

Phil & Janine
2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax
2014 Cruiser 333RL
campingcpl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 11:18 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
travelin texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 776
We have the ultra sonic pest doodad plugged in the basement & it works, not so much as a spider for about 2 1/2 years now, NO cobb webbs, no mouse turds, no ants, definitely worth the $10 from Ace Hardware.
__________________

Danny & Linda
Fulltimers since '08
2013 Redwood 36FB
2013 GMC Denali DRW
travelin texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 11:25 AM   #5
Weekend Camper
 
JBOURQUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 44
I bought 2 battery powered ones to try, no power where the camper is parked. One is in the kitchen, other in in the front storage area. Didn't see any signs of mice in the storage area, but as expressed above, the one inside doesn't seem to be doing much.
__________________
In the back: 2007 Cruiser CF32BL
In the front: 2013 Ram 2500 CC 6.7 Cummins
JBOURQUIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 04:41 PM   #6
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: On
Posts: 69
Pests

Try, mop bucket with plank from a stairway to allow the rodents to approach it. Insert a wire coat hanger piece through a beer can and suspend this above the bucket. Coat the beer can with peanut butter such that the beer can can still rotate. Fill the bucket halfway with automobile antifreeze. Mouse walks up the gangplank and hops on the beer can and rolls off into the antifreeze. Instant Pickeling, no smell, no mice running off to die in some area you can get to and no proliferation.
Short of that there is a product sprayed under you RV like undercoating that is an excellent choice as well.
Cheers!
Jeffur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 05:44 PM   #7
Weekend Camper
 
JBOURQUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 44
Just built one of these earlier. Was hoping to keep them out of the camper rather than catch them after the fact but at this point I'll take what I can get.
__________________
In the back: 2007 Cruiser CF32BL
In the front: 2013 Ram 2500 CC 6.7 Cummins
JBOURQUIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 07:00 PM   #8
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Ny
Posts: 58
Rodent control

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffur View Post
Try, mop bucket with plank from a stairway to allow the rodents to approach it. Insert a wire coat hanger piece through a beer can and suspend this above the bucket. Coat the beer can with peanut butter such that the beer can can still rotate. Fill the bucket halfway with automobile antifreeze. Mouse walks up the gangplank and hops on the beer can and rolls off into the antifreeze. Instant Pickeling, no smell, no mice running off to die in some area you can get to and no proliferation.
Short of that there is a product sprayed under you RV like undercoating that is an excellent choice as well.
Cheers!
I've been using "mouse bucket " with amazing results for forty years.
I've used it in all my deer camps, antifreeze for winter is a must.
I have one in my basement actively working as I write this.
I haven't needed one in any TT because I've made them impenetrable to mice.
Takes a lot of effort though.
__________________
Bowhunter and Linda
2012 Zinger ZT 26BHS
2015 Silverado 2500 HD 4x4 6.0 Gasser
1995 Ram 1500 4x4 5.4 Gasser/Hunt Truck (cherry)
Bowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2017, 03:08 PM   #9
Weekend Camper
 
JBOURQUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 44
Well, did a quick check on the trailer today. Not as many droppings laying around as last time and actually got 2 of them in the bucket. Also added some moth balls around when I put the bucket in there, not sure if they helped much or not.
__________________
In the back: 2007 Cruiser CF32BL
In the front: 2013 Ram 2500 CC 6.7 Cummins
JBOURQUIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2017, 04:32 PM   #10
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 731
Haven't tried the mouse bucket yet. Right now I have five mouse traps baited with peanut butter surrounding the camper. I check them every couple of days. Seems to work good for me.
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er *Joined 2010
*Changed Username and lost Post #'s -2012.
*Traded Campers and Left Crossroads -2012.
*Purchased New 5er & Came back May-2016
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi-Teacup Poodle)
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.