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Springer

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Friggin Mice
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:40:18 PM »
So since this is where to talk about RV's how many have had mice invade their RV's ?
I have a 28' Wilderness with the heated undercarriage for late season and there is a plastic liner that supposedly seals it but there is lots of gaps. Anyway we got Mice the first trip to Fernie last year. I have had them invade a couple more times and have spray foamed every possible hole i could visibly see , but still last week in Nordegg they started helping themselves to the groceries again.
i have used the Irish Spring Soap,Moth balls ,Bounce sheets etc that you hear keep them out, ya right  ::).
The chewed through the tinfoil cover on a box i had the traps and poison in when i stored it over winter and ate the poison in it...That was actually amusing.

Just wanting to see who has had this problem or possible fixes besides letting a Cat live in it...

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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 08:06:59 PM »
Well we all know that the .30-06 will tackle anything that Alberta has to offer but anything in the .270 to .338 should suffice.. ;D

lol....just joking with ya... ;D

Ahmm....sorry about your mouse problem but can't help you as we never had this problem..All I can think of is traps..

Joe Fehr

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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 12:52:59 PM »
I found the best way was to stuff steel wool into every crack over 1/4", around the pipes coming into the trailer etc etc. They can't chew it or if they do it kills them. Make sure it is always stored clean of any food too except of course the poison.  ;D

Mice are a pain in the butt and dirty little bastards to boot, especially if the wife doesn't like them.

Springer

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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 09:36:14 PM »
Thats the main thing is Mice being dirty little buggers especially with my city slicker Wife. Of course i have to clean it ,no big deal but not so many times a year. I used spray foam on the holes i could find. Someone also told me to park on window screen material because Mice dont like to get their claws caught in it  ::).
Sonny i may have to get you to be my hired gun !!

Joe Fehr ,,as in Mountainman from GP ?? As in The Guy who leant us his Jet Boat,for the Coastal Grizz hunt?? Is this you? as in the guy who spends more time working in Australia than he should and should be hunting more than he has been able to...

Any other ideas ?? maybe a couple snakes.. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 07:45:49 AM »
Yup had the same problem before I sealed every nook and cranny in my trailer. Now none get in. I still put out a trap line under my trailer when I camp though. Hate them critters.

Joe Fehr

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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 09:18:21 AM »
Thats the main thing is Mice being dirty little buggers especially with my city slicker Wife. Of course i have to clean it ,no big deal but not so many times a year. I used spray foam on the holes i could find. Someone also told me to park on window screen material because Mice dont like to get their claws caught in it  ::).
Sonny i may have to get you to be my hired gun !!

Joe Fehr ,,as in Mountainman from GP ?? As in The Guy who leant us his Jet Boat,for the Coastal Grizz hunt?? Is this you? as in the guy who spends more time working in Australia than he should and should be hunting more than he has been able to...

Any other ideas ?? maybe a couple snakes.. ;)

Yup same guy! No longer working in Australia but still working to much lol. I will actually be heading down towards your neck of the woods this week. I know the Desert Death Ader will make short work of the mice but I'm not to sure your wife will agree to that fix or not.........

Or another thing I learned is that foxes are some of the best mousers around and pretty to boot weasels are excellent to but a little smelly. The years I lived on the acerage I rarely had mice in the house but I did make sure that my friends were always welcome heck I even feed them some of my ex wifes chickens when she left!!  ;D

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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 07:37:18 PM »
Thats a great pic of those Fox Joe.  Did you use your boat much last year ? Meet up with Steve for any Salmon fishing? They are at Sheridan this week but home tomorrow i think. Curious to see if he caught any whopper triploids again.

Give me a shout if you have time while your down, been awhile since we had some Beers and BS'n. Oh whats a Desert Death Ader?

Bigbore thats a great idea to put out the trapline before they get in. I think a lot is due to my undercarriage of the trailer being enclosed to prevent the freezing when used for late season camping. I have spray foamed all the visible holes i could see from inside the unit so far.


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Re: Friggin Mice
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 09:37:05 AM »
Only had the boat out twice once with the family early ice off on the Peace river and then hauled it to Terrace for fishing Steve came for a couple days (2 if I remember correct) only stayed for a total of 3 or 4 days then got called back to Australia and spent the rest of my summer working there. Oh and one more time where I had to go pull a friends boat off the beach but that's a totally different story.  :o

A Death Ader is a deadly snake that lives in the deserts of Australia.


I need to call Steve soon probably starting to wonder if I don't like him anymore lol