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Just back from a pleasant few days away at Upton on the Broads but unfortunately we now appear to have mice in the motorhome [frown] ...…















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Looks like they're in for the long haul as they've got the deck chairs out. [biggrin]

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Oh you beggar, but that made me laugh, thanks.

Looks a real peaceful spot.
Had a holiday on the broads in my former life, nearly pushed the bugger in I did.[biggrin]

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I saw a mouse, where? There on the stair.......


You need to tell us a bit more about your new wind generator on the roof 😂

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I saw a mouse, where? There on the stair.......


You need to tell us a bit more about your new wind generator on the roof 😂


Very funny, I bet that would keep you awake at night.

Was the photo taken for that purpose Pete or just an accidental snap, no -- I reckon you took ages getting them sails in the right place. ?

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You need to tell us a bit more about your new wind generator on the roof 😂


Its ok, it vibrates a bit when its windy though. [rolleyes]

Now you mention it, we used to have a mean aerial on our previous van as well, I could get a signal virtually anywhere. [smile]

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I'm beginning to worry about you Pete.
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I saw a mouse, where? There on the stair.......


You need to tell us a bit more about your new wind generator on the roof 😂
You can modify it to be powered by the mice running on a wheel which would be fitted under the seat with their door and sunshades[biggrin].
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I knew this post would backfire on me. [rolleyes]

Went in the van the other day and yes, we've now got a couple of real mice inside. [frown]

We left a kit kat in the drawer after our trip and the little bugger(s) have scoffed it. Lots of nibble marks on other stuff and droppings in the drawers as well.

I bought a big cheese rodent repeller, (didn't have the heart to kill them with a trap) plugged it in and its been on for a few days now and there doesn't appear to be any more droppings. A bit early to say but hopefully the big cheese thing has done its job, fingers crossed.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Advanced-Repeller-Ultra-Sound-Electromagnetic-Deterrent/dp/B000QF1FJO/ref=pd_cp_86_1/262-5975384-8467632?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000QF1FJO&pd_rd_r=d6af1c93-b9fc-4924-8427-19e7d9b686ad&pd_rd_w=WjCwP&pd_rd_wg=GkReo&pf_rd_p=1ed602c2-81bc-4963-a32e-87d65a0bdbac&pf_rd_r=1P52G3VQWYBY5JQVY4QB&psc=1&refRID=1P52G3VQWYBY5JQVY4QB

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I do hope so, as lovable as the little things look they can destroy a lot of decent stuff to make nests as well as scoff kit-kats. and their pee stinks.
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Just checked again and still no mice poo so I think its working. [smile]

My big fear was them chewing through wires somewhere, hopefully got away with that.

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You can always borrow Maud. 😆

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We occasionally get them in the van where I park it in the local storage park. Little blighters made a right mess of our two best sleeping bags. I've purchased one of those battery operated silent mice repellers which seems to work most of the time. I still sometimes find a bit of evidence now and again.

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Where and how are they getting in?
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Where and how are they getting in?


Not sure but apparently they only need a hole about the diameter of a pencil to get through, there's plenty of possible places.

Never had a problem before and it's been parked on the drive for years between trips, dunno why it's happened now all of a sudden.

Nick, our repeller is mains operated so I shall be leaving it on all the time throughout winter when are not using it, that will hopefully deter them.

...or maybe rent Maud for a few months off Lin. ☺🧀

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You are correct Pete. They will get through the tiniest hole/vent etc. It is the time of year they are looking for a nice dry, warm ‘home’ for the winter. They can do so much damage.

Our daughter had wires under the bonnet of her car chewed through overnight many years ago. When the AA chap turned up he said it was the fifth such call he had in a week. - People arriving home from work late in the evening, parking a car with a warm engine on their drive, then the mouse comes along and looks for a warm bed for the night......and snacks on the wiring!

I am sure our lovely motorhomes make a wonderful ‘mouse house’ for the winter. We had a ‘visitor’ two winters ago, but Maud spent an evening in the van and soon sorted it out! I felt a bit mean......but not quite so mean when I found mouse poo in my food cupboards. Incidentally there was no food in the van apart from three small plastic bottles, - two with sauce in and one with vinegar. The little blighter had chewed through the vinegar bottle. It was the smell of vinegar that alerted us to the problem!

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On the subject of mice. Today on lifting the bonnet in preparation to doing an oil and filter change I found 2 plum stones lodged on my dipstick wipe by the power steering pump. 

Martin, my mechanic immediately said they’re from a mouse and showed me a coupls of chewed stones on his workbench.


little blighter, I hope it was just sheltering from the rain and then buggered off.  


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Have a good check all around the habitation area for mice poo as well Simon, the little buggers get in everywhere.

I think (fingers x'd) that my problem has been resolved.

The humane traps were useless so I had to resort to normal ones baited with chocolate, caught one which I think was a lone female building a nest for her family. Found the nest in the double floor on top of the water tank! Nibbled a few of the wires from the water pump but its still working so i'll get them replaced.
There have been no further droppings around the van since but I still leave the traps loaded and the sonic thing running and have placed cotton wool dabs loaded with peppermint oil all around the van which apparently mice hate.

Fingers crossed they have buggered of and found somewhere else for the family to live.

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I’m working in and around the MH and haven’t found any other clues so far - like you fingers crossed. 
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We used the van last night and found evidence of mice in some of the drawers. Guess I'd better set some traps. I've got a few of the ultrasonic things in the house so I'll stick those in the van too. We had mice last winter..... they'd eaten a bit of a sleeping bag but not too much damage.
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For me it's not the dropping or what they may have chewed, you can sort that, it's the urine, they pee constantly, get a UV torch to see where they have been.
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I had mice at our other house but they only stayed one night, left me a note saying it was to bloody cold and they wouldn’t be back. Lol😂 pays to keep the heating off ❄️🕯
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Plenty of droppings when we discovered them in our van but haven't noticed any smell since. I've dabbed peppermint oil all over the place so perhaps that aroma is masking any pee pongs?

Hope you get rid of yours Allan, make sure there's absolutely no foodstuffs left in the van, I think that leaving a bit of choccy in the drawer was what tempted them into mine.

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For hire.......

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Looks well up for racing round chasing mice lin 😆 
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She is a killer Al! Life is all about hunting and sleeping! 🤣. She does love life in the van though. - Which is a miracle, seeing as her Dad was a feral cat, and her mum a farm cat!

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