I called the 800 number on the Bounce package today while at the store. She told me that "Outdoor Fresh" is the original Bounce.
We like the use of dryer sheets for a couple reasons: It makes the rig smell good when you open it up after storage and it really does seem to work. One thing I would like to add is obvious but will surely bring the critters to you...make sure any food source is properly stored. We gave our old motor home to our daughters and when winter came the husband of one (now ex-husband, thank you), kept putting off cleaning out the unit until winter hit. In the spring, the mice had found the dog food that was left and wash cloths (great for nesting it seems). Fortunately no serious damage. We learned a couple of things about ant control in California. It seems they will use your shore power cord as a freeway to the motor home. The campground host told us to put a band of Vic's Vapo Rub around the water hose and electrical cord, It sure did work well, getting rid of them in the motor home took a little longer. After I left a box of cerial partially open and ended up with my breakfast crawling out of the bowl, we started using zip lock bags or proper sealing storage containers. We also found that Ants can't process Instant Grits. It seems they take it back to share with the colony and they blow themselves up. No problem finding a out of the way place to bait them and it really works well. We have now started using it at home when they invade the yard. The host also recommended not leaving the sewer hose hooked up as they will use it as a highway along with the other utilities.
Pat, I heard about the Bounce sheets several years ago and tried them with a degree of doubt, and I have to admit they work great and the bonus is the rv does not get that closed up smell.
Have a great day,
Jim, Sandy & Molly Dog
Plug the hole is the key here. I found a gap between the black water tank and under skin. Stuffed copious amounts of steel wool in and then shot some expanding foam insulation over that. NO MORE MiCE. The travelin cat is very bored now ;-p Don't forget the power port too.
Miles of Smiles and Happy Holidays
Steel wool. That ought to keep the little buggers out!
steel wool works but it will rust..get those copper scouring pads at grocery store..they dont rust.
I was on another forum where people were having this same problem. One suggestion was to mow the lawn underneath very short and put rat poison on the ground and in the RV.
You will probably want to check any places where cable or tubes enter the RV.
Please, NOT RAT POISON OUTSIDE! Almost all animals eat it, including our dog, and it is the most terrible death imaginable. It took 3 days at emergency vets and thousands of dollars to save her. 5 other dogs died.
Now, rat poison inside is ok IF you don't have pets or kids and it does not come in contact with things like dinner plates or silverwear. But do wish there is a more and quicker humane way to dispatch the villians.
Other members tell us to use STEEL WOOL and stuff it around all lines that lead into the camper. Works great!
Members, any other good methods??
PLEASE don't use the poison. There are other safe and humane methods. In addition to the poison being an outright danger to dogs and cats, the intended victims are often eaten by animals and birds who then suffer and die as well.
Hey Everybody. I know I'm going to like this site. :) I was on another website who's members thought automotive engine coolant, "antifreeze", was a perfectly just way to get rid of raccoons. Or "rat poison and Coke-a-cola". I couldn't believe what I was reading. I'm not hangin' with those mean people.
Anyone who is so "un... human' to do that would not last very long in this neck of the woods. It is probably the worst possible way for any animal to die. Have a heart traps work perfectly well and it's easy to transport the animal back to the "wild" where it... and a few of us GORVers belong.
Lady dog says thanks for keeping critters safe.