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Scott Bennett
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« on: September 25, 2013, 04:53:10 AM »

Thought I had sealed our bus against the critters but forgot about one last hole. It is now sealed and this sucker is owl food:



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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 05:26:29 AM »

             They also come in under the door!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 06:11:49 AM »

I'm sealing that today!! I was up all night dealing with it.


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 06:15:05 AM »

LOL. I saw the title, and thought, Scott will totally have a pic in there.

Sure enough. Not just one angle, but two angles of it. Grin Glad you got it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 07:22:21 AM »

I think it's Photoshopped.  See how it's hanging in mid-air?
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 07:30:14 AM »

Scott it must be a religious mouse he seems to be praying before he eats in the last pic. Or he just noticed you above him lol

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 09:58:08 AM »

Haha! I'm holding the glue trap in one hand and taking a pic with the other. That's why he's in mid air Smiley little sucker was cute but not cute in my house. Anyway, think the bus is sealed pretty tight now. I- think... I'm.......  Starting ------ to ...... Run ........ Out ........ Of .........oxygen...


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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 08:28:37 PM »

We were sitting at Cabela's in Mitchell, SD one night a few years ago watching a video when a little mouse comes slinking out from the behind the end table I had the TV sitting on.
I set some traps and before morning I had killed 5. Got two in one trap on a single snap. They were little mice and it took both of them to set the trap off.
When I got home, I got 2 or 3 more. Must have been an entire family I had picked up in Wyoming or Colorado. They came in through the electrical panel next to the driver.

I had a couple this summer, too, but the traps I leave set in the bus took care of them. I leave one in the electrical panel, and one inside.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 08:35:33 AM »

I left a bag of sugar in my bus by accident one year.  Mice got in and made a huge mess.  If you store your bus for long periods be sure to remove any food.  I have not had mice problems when the bus has no food in it during storage.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 10:18:20 AM »

    Thanks for using traps ("snap traps") and the sticky traps.  There's a big problem with predator animals being poisoned by mouse/rat poison.  The rodents eat the stuff and go out and get eaten by bigger animals.  Something like 90% of the predator cats (wildcats, pumas, etc.) in CA were found to have "clinical" level of Warfarin (the blood thinning drug in rat poison) in their bodies.  It's also becoming a big problem with predator birds which are even more sensitive to the chemicals; for some reason, owls are particularly badly affected.
    Sometimes you gotta do "things you don't really like" but lots of times there are good alternatives to the poison.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 11:04:31 AM »

   ...  There's a big problem with predator animals being poisoned by mouse/rat poison.  ...

Not to mention it's taste/smell is really attractive to the family dog.  You've got to be really careful to keep D-Con out of Fido's reach and make sure he doesn't eat any of the dead rodents.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 11:04:49 AM »

Don t leave printers ink in the bus. It was a mess. Luckely Fantasic takes it off most things just so ya know. He ate through the plastic container then the ink container. Then after he was fully covered with black ink ran around the bus and even up a wall stayed off new couch and seats. But food was in the bus. Stripped down batteries to only metal left. A whole big pack of them.

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 01:47:26 PM »

Mice eat air lines----happen to me twice!!!    Both times in tunnel --hard to get to place.   Bob
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 05:29:46 PM »

We tried one of those futuristic plug in rodent repeller units in our bus.... caught 3 mice with my old fashioned snap-trap and some Borden cheese after having the units running for over 2 months.... go figure. Now we have a few moth balls scattered around in nooks and crannies and no more mice... not even a single new sign of them. Being parked in the middle of an old hay field... it gets hard to keep them out.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2013, 05:41:03 PM »

Scott - You should have kept it, those wireless ones are hard to come by.  Brad
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