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Old 08-16-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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HELP...Rodent repellent???

We live out in the country in N Tx and keep our Redwood in a barn. We just brought it down to the house to load for a trip and the dadgum rats/mice chewed through the hydraulic line and also chewed some wires. This resulted in not being able to lift the unit off of my truck. By the way, the landing gear was on the ground and would not retract. While my wife pushed the retract button for the landing gear I applied 'up' pressure to the landing gear with a shovel (leverage). Levering the gear with the shovel and blocks a little at a time, I got the landing gear fully retracted. I then wired all six feet in the up position so I could transport the rig to the shop without fear of one or more jack stands extending while on the road.

Does anyone have a solution for repelling rodents, both inside and also from the underbelly? I have tried a lot of things but still having major problems.


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De-Con with maple syrup mixed in it. Spread them all over the barn make it look like a 52 card pick game. I love that stuff mixed like that it is a indiscriminate killer the gift that keeps on giving.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:31 PM   #4
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Certainly don't bet your life that the electronic ones will keep your rodents out, they don't work. I know the De-Con sounds really bad, but the reality is your in or your out with rodents. There is no real politically correct way of managing these. One of the things I was looking at was taking and removing the plastic bottom and replacing it with a full aluminum belly pan.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:40 PM   #5
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Certainly don't bet your life that the electronic ones will keep your rodents out, they don't work. I know the De-Con sounds really bad, but the reality is your in or your out with rodents. There is no real politically correct way of managing these. One of the things I was looking at was taking and removing the plastic bottom and replacing it with a full aluminum belly pan.
Hate just your bubble, but I've had an electronic one plugged in our basement for just over 2 years & NO rodents, ants, spiders, even the rabbits & squirrels go around our rig. If I stored it in the barn I'd definitely scatter the D-Con all over the barn, but fulltiming I don't want that in the house.
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Just saw a tv commercial for "Rodent Sheriff", quaranteed to repel rodents, act now & get 2 bottles for only $10.
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We had an issue with mice also, bought the meHome Pest Repeller from Amazon over a year ago haven't had a sign of a critter since. Inside or out, just sayin...........
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I still think that D-Con with the maple syrup idea is bad azz. We should use that stuff to fight the Islamic caliphate. Oops...sorry, I was political. Just got carried away is all.
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We live out in the country in N Tx and keep our Redwood in a barn. We just brought it down to the house to load for a trip and the dadgum rats/mice chewed through the hydraulic line and also chewed some wires. This resulted in not being able to lift the unit off of my truck. By the way, the landing gear was on the ground and would not retract. While my wife pushed the retract button for the landing gear I applied 'up' pressure to the landing gear with a shovel (leverage). Levering the gear with the shovel and blocks a little at a time, I got the landing gear fully retracted. I then wired all six feet in the up position so I could transport the rig to the shop without fear of one or more jack stands extending while on the road.

Does anyone have a solution for repelling rodents, both inside and also from the underbelly? I have tried a lot of things but still having major problems.


Thanks in advance.


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Spiders and mice hate the smell of peppermint oil and it does seem to work for me. I buy the stuff at the grocery store and mix it in water in a spray bottle. Pour the entire bottle in an old windex spray bottle and fill with water, then spray all around the trailer. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
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