It doesn’t matter if your RV is new or used, drivable or towable, or if you camp in RV parks or the wild…mice will find their way into your RV!
There’s no way around it. The mice want in.
From prevention to termination, today we’re sharing seven ways to keep mice outside.
Let’s dive in!
#1 Fresh Cab
Fresch Cab is an excellent first step before mice enter your unit. It’s a plant-based solution that repels mice with a scent that’s offensive to rodents but not to humans.
It smells like Chrismas-time.
In our experience, Fresh Cab should be used generously in the RV storage bays. Think of it as the very first line of defense, not the entire army.
#2 LED Exterior Lights
Do you think that colorful lighting underneath an RV is tacky? Yeah, so does my wife!
However, those lights not only provide a relaxed nighttime vibe but deter rodents.
Keep in mind; if you’re at an RV park, it could be considered rude to keep these underneath LED lights on all night. This solution is primarily for boondocking.
Mice are nocturnal. These lights are yet another line of preventative defense.
#3 Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
If you suspect a mouse has found its way into your RV, an Ultrasonic pest repeller can help. This device emits a sound very unpleasant to all types of rodents.
Some RVs have outlets underneath the kitchen sink.
This is a prime location to place the Ultrasonic repeller.
#4 Steel Wool
If you want to take action into your own hands, and scout out potential entry points, grab some steel wool.
Covering possible entryways with steel wool will be a significant detractor to rodents – they hate that stuff.
The challenge, however, is locating every potential entry point.
#5 Get a Cat
This option won’t be great for a lot of people (including us), but it is a legitimate solution.
Cats will hunt down any mouse risky enough to enter and act as a natural predatorial deterrent.
The trade-off is a litter box. Personally, a litter box is almost as bad as a mouse.
#6 Catch & Release Trap
If you have a moral dilemma with kill traps, a catch and release mouse trap may be your final line of defense.
We understand why you may prefer a catch and release trap. In fact, we’ve used this option before.
Unfortunately, the success has been limited.
#7 Kill Trap for RV Mice
With a heavy heart, we’re here to confirm this has been the most effective tool in our kit.
A kill trap for mice in our RV has solved rodent issues every single time.
We recommend starting this process with a lot of prevention tools. But, when the day comes, and you have to get rid of a mouse, a kill trap will probably be the best option.
For the sake of morality, we recommend the most powerful trap on the market to ensure the least amount of suffering for the poor mouse.
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