Pest Control Tips
Mice & rats seem to be good for only one reason- to feed other animals. They can cause you a lot of damage and there doesn’t seem to be any absolute prevention however there are a few fast, cheap & easy steps you can take that work well.
- Use traps inside your rv. Sticky traps, snap traps, electric traps…use what ever you are comfortable with. The mouse will stink for a while but I’ll take a stinky rv over chewed up wires any day
- Inside your rv place poison. Please do not put any poison outside where our animals could get into it. The green decon pellets in a box have worked well for me.
- Customers have told me that dryer sheets are a good repellant
- Moth balls and chlorine tablets are good. Spread some moth balls under the rv, or put them in a sock or pantyhose and drape them over your tires
- Fill any hole with steel wool. Holes where gas, wires or water lines enter your rv are key entry points for mice. They don’t like the steel wool in their claws or teeth so by filling these holes they will stay away. If you think the steel wool may fall out, use some silicon to hold it in place
- An idea we have not tried but seems like it should work is to surround your tires with flat metal like flashing. Tires are the most common area for mice to climb so by surrounding the tires with flat metal, you make it so they can not climb up
- AT HOME- rats love to make nests in overgrown prickly pear. The cactus acts as a natural defense against cats and coyotes. If you clear a path to the base of the cactus you are making it so cats and other animals can get to the rat. No poison, traps or money involved.