How To Keep Mice Out Of Camper
One of the best feelings in this world is to take to your camper out, go on a long drive, spend a few nights in it while you travel to different cities, visit the important places of each city, learn about the culture and tradition, and then come back and impart them among your friends. The imparting of knowledge and learning about the culture might be the delightful part of the trip, but the fun and the most exhilarating part of the trip is undoubtedly, taking your own camper out and setting out on an endless journey. With fun, comes the hard part of maintaining your camper in the best possible way, so that it does not abandon your side, when you need it the most. And one of the most important issues of taking out the camper for days is the prevention of mice, happily camping in your camper. There are a lot of things that need to be taken into account before you can explore the endless possibilities of a single trip. Let us take a look at what possibly causes mice to camp, and how to keep mice out of camper, so that you can enjoy a hassle-free trip.
Just as human being needs shelter or a home that they can call their own, to take care of all the essential things in life, these mice and squirrels too, need some shelter, to build their own nests to give birth to their young ones, and bring them up. The insulating, and warm place in the camper is just the one they are looking for, and they will not think twice before wrecking havoc on your camper, especially during winters. So, it is of utmost importance that you take care of the RV rodent manifestation that can cause serious damage to your camper, making it immobile as well.
There are quite a few steps that can be taken to get rid of these pesky little creatures. Although it reacts in different manners to different situations, these basic steps can be taken to have a go at kicking the mice out the camper.
- Getting rid of the Edibles: There are instances where the owner the camper has repetitively complained that even with pest control, these little creatures are not getting out of the vehicle. Although pest controls do work at times, particularly when the number of the creatures are more, getting rid of the food items, dry food boxes and packets, is the first step of preventing the mice from entering your camper. Taking into account the fact that the creatures are also drawn by their keen sense of smell towards food, getting rid of all food contents is an effective way to prevent their entry.
- Sealing the Openings: One of the most important and obvious steps that can be taken is to seal all the potholes of the camper. It would be surprising to discover manufacturing defects creating potholes, but not as surprising as to see holes created by mice and squirrels since they have this irritating and annoying habit of chewing on items. These potholes serve as their door for entry and exit from the vehicle. So it is important to seal those using any adhesive item or by creating a barrier over the gap using a piece of scrap metal, so that they cannot gain entry in the camper.
- Using Moth Balls: What smells do mice hate? Moth balls. They are one of the key items that can drive rodents out of your camper. It is recommended that you use powerful and high-quality moth balls to drive the rodents out because people have complained that less powerful moth balls were not capable enough to drive them out. Try and put some moth balls in a bowl, and set a cheese-trap near it to draw the mouse in. If the trap fails, the moth balls are sure to do their work.
- Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers: As mentioned earlier, the setting of cheese trap or rat traps is not exactly an effective way to get rid of these pesky little creatures. Mice and squirrels have evolved, increasing their sense and movement. There have been quite a few instances where the owner of the camper has complained that in spite of setting traps, the rodents smartly avoided them and got their place in the camper. The Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers are an effective way though. Although this method varies, it is worth giving a shot at.
- Less Appealing: One of the most clichéd and unorthodox methods of getting rid of these little creatures is to make your camper look less appealing. Though it sounds hilarious, this has been quite an effective method, decreasing the number of mice that gains an access to the camper. Quite obvious that the way one will not risk an entry to an unappealing house or a place, the mice too will not move in with the same mindset. They will now think twice before gaining an entry since the camper does not attract them anymore. So, you might want to give this a try and see the results for yourself.
- Prevention: Instead of spending on high-end gadgets to get rid of these little creatures, and often ending up disappointed, it is better to resort to the classical ways of preventing the access of mice in the camper. A fine tooth comb is what you will need to get started. Search the entire camper for potholes, and you can use spray foam to block any such hole or resort to suing the old metal chips to seal the access points. And it is highly recommended that you carry these procedures out before the onset of winter, since by that time, it might be too late and they might have already started planning for babies.
These conclude some of the most important and essential things that you need to know about getting a mouse free camper so that you can travel in style in your camper!