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Message posted by teresa 424/2/2008 at 10:50am
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hi

we are looking to buy an FC possible a trigano or a pennine We are going to have to store it in our front garden but am worried about mice getting to the canvas anyone know of any way of keeping them at bay.

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Message posted by meadowend24/2/2008 at 11:02am
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we were told the only way to truly stop mice was to not eat in the trailer part thus reducing the risk.its the cheapest option as well.

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Message posted by matt-lucie24/2/2008 at 11:40am
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Don't know the answer to your question. We bought a brand new 300 tent 18 months ago and stored it in the garage over winter. We then brought it out to use and arrived at the campsite only to discover we had a mouse in the garage and it had totally destrpyed the tent. Had to tke it to the tip :(

Would hate this to happen again!!


Message posted by bordercaz24/2/2008 at 11:40am
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I was told that spreading tumble drier sheets around in it when you pack it away for winter deters the mice - makes it smell nice when you open it up, too.

I'm hoping it's worked, haven't had time to open my Combi up since autumn, and I had a lone mouse in my car which is parked next to it a few weeks back - ate all my fruit gums & spearmint polos. So I had to kill it.



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Message posted by Jan P24/2/2008 at 12:29pm
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We too were told tumble drier sheets in the unit and moth balls on the steadies and jockey wheels. It is my greatest fear! and even now I'm thinking "please let her be ok".

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Message posted by TekkieAnne24/2/2008 at 12:56pm
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I can tell you here and now that the tumble drier sheets don't work!!!  Even the more expensive "Bounce" ones. 

We have found evidence of mice in our caravan and we had spread two packets of Bounce sheets in there.

Fortunately all they chewed was the foam pipe laggers that we had bought to pad the sides of our Ultima awning.  Had these not been in the caravan, I dread to think what they would have chewed.  Of course, we have to clean the whole caravan now - just bought a steam cleaner. 

We've bought a battery operated mouse deterrent but, of course, that is not likely to help in a folding camper or trailer tent as it needs the air space to reach the mice.  We were considering using Jan P's suggestion of moth balls but we didn't really want the caravan to smell like an old lady.  Still, that might be preferable to the smell of mice.


Message posted by Neill24/2/2008 at 7:14pm
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We just put loads of mouse traps around the garage i suppose you could place plenty in the folded camper too.

Message posted by bordercaz24/2/2008 at 7:41pm
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Have to open it up and check for bodies quite often tho' - imagine the smell..............

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Message posted by Canvas Fran25/2/2008 at 7:36pm
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We have cats, maybe they scare mice away from the trailer tents - we've had mice in the sheds, but never in the trailer tents.  (Had hamsters in one, but that's another story!)

 



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Message posted by pinky1626/2/2008 at 2:50pm
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I have heard the sonic deterrents are very good farmrite sell 1 for 12.50 plusVAT  worth it if they work

Message posted by bordercaz26/2/2008 at 3:29pm
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Is that a battery one? I've tried mains ones in the house and they don't seem to help much at keeping the field mice out of the kitchen or the airing cupboard.

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Message posted by pinky1627/2/2008 at 2:12pm
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Bordercaz    its abattery one not sure how sound travels thru wood and walls tho  

Message posted by Alfred E Newman27/2/2008 at 7:43pm
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Our cat seems to scour the whole county for mice..just so he can bring them in via the cat flap..drops them in the lounge and then ignores them.many a happy hour chasing mice around whilst the damm cat sits and watches us....at least it keeps him entertained!

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Message posted by ac5528/2/2008 at 10:11pm
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Hi Alfred, we used to have a cat 'Mickey' who always brought the mice in, minus their noses, must have been his favourite' bit. He was terrified of birds due to the fact that a blackbird pecked him on his head when he was a kitten. After that, if birds came into the garden, he used to run in, and hide behind the back door,.

Rosie, the cat we have now, has never brought a mouse in, don't think she was ever into chasing things,except, she chases Digby our Cocker Spaniel. She is now 22yrs old, but can give the young whippersnapper a run for his money.


Message posted by 3rackhams12/3/2008 at 9:48pm
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  late on this but   the cat works so do mice traps yes do check the traps    put one in shed  week later  you know !!!!!!!!!!


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