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"Fawkes" is all set up for the Chicagoland winter; and during my weekly spot check, lo and behold. . .mouse droppings.  From the size it was a very small field mouse (as opposed to a larger gray house mouse).  Traps caught five after two weeks of setting them out.  The weather cleared temperature wise several days ago, and in order to find the way they were getting in we turned on all the lights in Fawkes and opened every cabinet, closet and other access areas.  I crawled under the PC and saw light bleed coming from the round opening where the fresh water tank drain goes through.  There was no coping or other attempt at covering, resulting in a 1/4" crescent shaped opening where the tube protruded.  I stuffed a bit of coarse steel wool into the opening and viola!  No more light bleed and after a week, no more mice in the traps.     Easy schmeezy except for returning this 74 year old back to the upright in the driveway.

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43 minutes ago, SWharton said:

I read about rid-a-rat.com, suppose to work on mice.

Thanks.  We've used a string of white LED rope lights under our Foretravel DP and also our Airstream TT and had good results in the "no mice" department.  Sounds similar.  Plugging the access holes solves the mouse problem until they figure out how to open the door.

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It is stunning the small openings they can get through. I volunteered at a SP once that had a major issue and folks used the light trick and it seemed effective. Some use rope lights and some used spotlights shining under the rig. That is what I used and it seems like it worked.  Didn't help with the ants though.

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Jeff, 

Try copper wool. 

The mice can eat through the steel wool, but for some reason can't get through the copper. 

Mice rig, btw.....;) 

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I have great success with TomCat mouse bait. The "secret" though is to eliminate all source of food and water inside the RV, when a mouse gets in and cannot find food or water it leaves for better digs.

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38 minutes ago, Ray,IN said:

I have great success with TomCat mouse bait. The "secret" though is to eliminate all source of food and water inside the RV, when a mouse gets in and cannot find food or water it leaves for better digs.

Those sources might surprise you. We once had a carpet cleaner move our loveseat recliner and he called out, "Treats!" Yup, Cheetos snuck down there.

Linda

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