Mice

rogher replied on 30/12/2015 16:29

Posted on 30/12/2015 16:29

You can get electronic devices that are said to keep them away. I don’t expect they work, but one might put your mind at rest, Fia. I think you’re worrying unnecessarily.

SteveL replied on 30/12/2015 16:29

Posted on 30/12/2015 16:29

How are the mice getting in. All our vent holes have quite substantial mesh on them.

we have kept our van at a storage pound for over ten years and never had a problem. Admittedly the longest it's been left between trips is about two months

Graydjames replied on 30/12/2015 16:37

Posted on 30/12/2015 16:37

There's been more than one thread on this issue only very recently. The prevailing view on the biggest thread was that you need to set several traps in and around your van especially around the points that they are getting in but not inside the van itself. 

This is not my ideal solution as I am ridiculously squeamish and I cannot deal with the carrion!

I had mice in my van last winter, but this was the only time in many years of using a storage site. Eventually I got rid by blocking up every conceivable entrance point with rags, cloths etc. This took some time and effort but seemed to work. I've had none this year.

My mechanic told me that spraying WD40 around entrance points works but I never had to resort to this so I cannot say if it is effective or not. I must say it sounds unlikely but he swore by it.

Provided you leave no trace of food, you may well be worrying needlessly in any event.    

ADP1963 replied on 30/12/2015 18:25

Posted on 30/12/2015 18:25

There's been more than one thread on this issue only very recently. The prevailing view on the biggest thread was that you need to set several traps in and around your van especially around the points that they are getting in but not inside the van itself. 

This is not my ideal solution as I am ridiculously squeamish and I cannot deal with the carrion!

I had mice in my van last winter, but this was the only time in many years of using a storage site. Eventually I got rid by blocking up every conceivable entrance point with rags, cloths etc. This took some time and effort but seemed to work. I've had none this year.

My mechanic told me that spraying WD40 around entrance points works but I never had to resort to this so I cannot say if it is effective or not. I must say it sounds unlikely but he swore by it.

Provided you leave no trace of food, you may well be worrying needlessly in any event.    

Write your comments here... They are slippery customers to deal with at the best of times,wouldn't WD40 make them even more slippery!.

rogher replied on 30/12/2015 18:37

Posted on 30/12/2015 18:37

CY a cat trapped in a caravan.........the damage it could and would do ,would be catastrophic.   Embarassed

especially if there are no mice to feed on. Smile

Mucket replied on 31/12/2015 11:30

Posted on 31/12/2015 11:30

WE've been lucky with our caravan but on a chartered yacht in Greece in September we had a stowaway. Traps did not work but an electonic rodent repellor was installed and the mouse  jumped ship. Whatever you do do not put poison down. The thought of adead mouse or even worse a rat deecaying somewhere doen't bear thinking about

Hillangel2 replied on 01/01/2016 20:41

Posted on 01/01/2016 20:41

We also have a problem with mice in our caravan, this being the first time we have had to keep it in storage as opposed to in the garden. Have looked for every conceivable entrance point but cannot work out where they are getting in. Does anyone have any clues? No food left in van at all. We have so far caught three mice in one trap checked and re set over period of a week, but this is not a long term solution. 

Thank you