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Old 11-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Good News Bad News: First Winter Blast

So we got an abrupt test of our heating system yesterday and overnight. That's the GOOD news. Temps went down into the high 20's last night with VERY high wind (gusts in the 50's). Here's the funny thing: Coach stayed toasty all night, and the furnace NEVER came on! I don't know how but the heat pumps kept up. Now, I DID have the FP on, so maybe that is why. But the FP was NOT on when we got home around 9 PM and it was 30 degrees outside. Toasty warm inside. Additionally, I put a remote temp in the basement and it never dipped under 42 degrees. Pretty nice, I am very happy.

The warm coach is a great place to live. That's the BAD news. We had our first MOUSE right on cue... Being rural people we are well acquainted with vermin and the damage they cause and how HARD it is to keep them OUT.

My question: Anyone know of an OBVIOUS place they can get in? I know it's like trying to plug holes in a sieve, but we want to at least try. Must be the axles. Meanwhile, we brought our two big "mouse hotels" from our house. We caught one mouse overnight in the KITCHEN (horrors). Where there's one, there's 50, so needless to say, I am upset.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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Ouch ---- yech ---- but will still trade you - look what we found in our s&b bedroom !

I texted our pest control guy @ 10 at night !!!

re the mice have heard some DIY preventatives like comet spread around the tires, etc... but does anything really work ?
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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AAAAAAAAAAAaaack! That would make me scream and run in my jammies through the woods where we live. Im a-scared of snakes!! My weakest link, for sure. There must be lots of "remedies" to repel mice. I am hoping somebody knows some. I am researching today... will share if I find anything useful that actually works.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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We had a mouse last winter. It appears that it came up the water hose and then entered through the basement hole. Direct shot up through the kitchen island where the drain pipe is. The area around the pipe is wide open. I've run steel wool around all the entrances I could find and used some grey foam sealant with steel wool in it. I have added those electronic pest devices as well. We will see. Wife would not deal with the snake at all.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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I didn't even think of the generator pipe! I'll be checking around today when it warms up a little. Still haven't found too much on the net bout repelling the buggers that is universally agreed on... Most of it sounds like voo doo. I think plugging holes and setting traps is probably most reliable at this point.
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We tried everything in our class A to keep them out, he foamed everything and they still got in. All the traps electronic devices you could think of and nothing. Then a friend told us to keep a radio on and it worked., maybe it will work for you.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:57 PM   #7
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Seriously?? A RADIO? Now that one I have never heard! I wonder if it works along the same lines as the electronic pest repellers which I have not tried yet either. I have bunch of those, might as well plug them in.
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Seriously?? A RADIO? Now that one I have never heard! I wonder if it works along the same lines as the electronic pest repellers which I have not tried yet either. I have bunch of those, might as well plug them in.
Yep..........they don't work if you don't plug them in!!!
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Yes Seriously, we thought it odd also but hey we were willing to try anything the damns things made a mess. One time they chewed up the complete bathroom rug
we found it in our shed as a nest. Try it....can't hurt and it's cheap
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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Thank you! I SURELY WILL try it. I hate these buggers, they are like Houdinis.
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