*How Not to Keep Mice Out of an RV

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First, allow me to address any fears. We’ve received a few panicked emails from worried newcomers to RV camping. “Is this normal?” they ask, after watching our mouse video.

No. What’s depicted in our video is certainly not normal. Our little mouse video represents an almost “worst case scenario” when it comes to mice. (The absolute worst case would be contracting hantovirus from the little buggers.)

No. What’s depicted in our video is certainly not normal. Our little mouse video represents an almost “worst case scenario” when it comes to mice.

Indeed, while camping in one of our favorite national parks, we suffered a complete and ongoing mouse infestation. Over the course of 2 weeks, we caught 14 mice inside our trailer! In hindsight, I remain a little flabbergasted at that stunning number.

But it really happened, as is documented here. And no, we were NOT catching the same mice every night. The mice we captured were each unique, as we released the caught critters some 2 or 3 miles down the road from our campground.

Some people ask, “Why didn’t you just patch up the entry holes in your Airstream?” Well, that’s certainly the best long term approach to handling a mice issue. But it’s easier said than done, especially when you are already on the road camping in a national park.

We really didn’t know exactly how or where the mice were getting inside our trailer. We suspected the rear power cord access area. But when we began closing that area at night, the mice kept on coming in… Read More

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