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Author Topic: Mice!!! How do you keeps rodents out of your conversion???  (Read 3561 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2010, 06:24:19 PM »

Dryer sheets work well for us in cabinets and under beds.

The best thing is a plain ole mouse trap at each wheel since this is usually the only way they can get into a bus. I use a trap at each wheel for an airplane, mice are deadly inside airplanes.
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 06:41:49 PM »

Try coyote urine ...you can get it at local hunting/fishing stores ....I spray it around the perimeter of the shop and have never had a problem with rodents or possums ...you can also spray it on the tires ...it works great !

Now there's a job you don't see advertised much... Coyote Urine Collector.  

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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2010, 06:47:48 PM »

Try coyote urine ...you can get it at local hunting/fishing stores ....I spray it around the perimeter of the shop and have never had a problem with rodents or possums ...you can also spray it on the tires ...it works great !
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Now there's a job you don't see advertised much... Coyote Urine Collector.  






A whole new meaning to "Urine over your head" Cheesy

Maybe that's how the coyote paid ACME!


A real pi$$er

better off than on!

SO THATS WHAT THE COLLECTION AGENCY WANTED Cheesy


Sorry squirt!
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2010, 07:32:56 PM »

That's not the hard job.  I was told that you can keep deer away from your garden by spreading Mountain Lion urine around.

http://www.yardlover.com/mountain-lion-urine-pest-repellent-8-oz
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2010, 07:40:16 PM »

Move to the Beach !!! since we have lived here I ain't seen one mouse,maybe they don't like the sandy soil. Anyway i AIN'T COMPLAINING. Now how do you get rid of roaches !!! OOps they call them Palmetto Bugs,even nuclear waste don't work  Grin

Send me some mice I trade,some are so big my dog runs from them !!!

ED
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 09:11:17 PM »

That is just hilarious!


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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2010, 09:46:25 PM »

Mice have been one of my biggest problems. I have done everything there is to try and the only permanent success I have had has been poison. The only problem with it is that it can take several days, and a mouse that is setting up house can do a lot of damage before it dies. They also die in inconvenient places that make it a challenge to get them out of, and by the time you know they are there, it is gross.  Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 06:48:33 AM »

Peanut butter used as bait in the trap.

Absolutely NO FOOD left in the coach, and vacuum up the crumbs before leaving it parked.

Cats only redeeming feature is mouse control.

Otherwise, they'd be GONE.

Good topic!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 09:08:31 AM »

You might think I'm a total hippie weirdo, but I dont like to use chemicals in my bus when I don't have to (especially for killing life - not good!) so I plant mint around my bus in the warm months. Mice don't like mint, and the plant grows like a weed.
It works really well!!!

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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2010, 09:46:56 AM »

If you don't want to use poison, you can use a mix that a friend of mine that cares for big birds (read hawks, falcons, eagles...not the bus, etc.).  She takes dry cement and mixes it with grain or something that the mice will eat.  Place a small pan of water nearby so that they can get a drink.  She claims that it works like a charm...and she can feed them to her birds.
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 10:53:49 AM »

Ahoy, BusFolk,

Rats here are a big problem.  They eat cars, bus, and what else.  Too cold for rattlers here in Carmel  -  go into Carmel Valley and they are present.  Besides, as noted, they are lousy pets.

Had a visitor who brought three cats.  In no time at all, one could have opened a third world restaurant!!!  So  ---  I got two cats --  who have now become house pets!!!

I insist that hunger will make a cat a hunter.

 A household discussion continues about hunger vs cruelty to cats.  Not yet resolved.  Wish me luck.

Enjoy   /s/   Bob 
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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 11:06:04 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 05:39:12 PM »

Had to replace three air lines today two 3/8 inch and one 1/4 inch to the front replays. Hopefully on Sunday she will air up. My wife loved some of your replies especially the coyote urine and the rattle snakes. We have cats but they are strictly house cats, lost many to coyotes now that they have migrated to Connecticut. Thanks for all the suggestions, will try some of them.
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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2010, 08:27:03 PM »

I  have been reading these posts, laughing at some  Cheesy and thinking I sure am glad I don't have a mice problem. Low and behold I go to the shop to do some tinkering this evening and see guess what on the work bench? MOUSE TURDS! Damn!
There were none two days ago  Roll Eyes So off to get the sticky traps. I have used them in the past and they work great. A small piece of cheese brings them every time. I don't like the poison either because they tend to die where you don't want them to.

And I would hate to be the guy collecting the Mountain Lion urine  Shocked

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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2010, 08:45:03 PM »

Not to derail things...but...

Dr. Dave Reloaded, I noticed you changed your name and avatar. I kinda like the "new look" Cool. Aloha, Hartley....

God bless,

John
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