Ohhhhhhh the problems! Let me explain the first… Squirrels… Not sure what kind. They must be tiny. I have a gravel parking area about 100 yards from my house. It’s next to a wooded area and field. My camper and boat are parked in this gravel area. The wooded area has a hickory nut tree owned by my neighbor (Or else I would have cut it down by now). The squirrels are stashing the hickory nuts in the boat and on the underside of the camper. Recently they have worked their way INTO the camper, through the walls and are quickly destroying it. I see clusters of poo all over the place, hickory nuts and just utter destruction. They don’t appear to be destroying the boat… Just making a HUGE mess and living in it over the winter. I did quite a bit of reading on your page and *think* I have a game plan. I wanted to get a sanity check from you though before proceeding. I was thinking of putting a granual guard UNDER the boat and one UNDER the camper. Then use either Rid A Critter or Coyote Urine in each. The camper is 18 ft long… Maybe one centered under it? The camper is 30 ft long… Two under it? Do you think this would do the trick? I’m leaning towards Rid A Critter because we also have a fire pit down there and like to hang out… I’m not really sure I want to smell yote pee while down there. Thoughts? Added suggestions? Will rid a critter help with Mice at all? Since the squirrels have worked their way in… the mice seem to be entering through the same holes.
Next problem… The home… Random mice. I’ll go a month or two with no issues… and then wake up to scratch scratch scratch inside the walls. There are two walls they seem to get in. To be honest, I don’t know if they are entering through the attic or crawl space and I cant tell if they are up high in the walls or down low… I thought they were entering through the garage so put some mouse traps, trigger facing the wall. I killed one (About 2 months ago) have not seen any more activity but now have the scratching inside the walls again. I have some blocks spread in the attic and more in the crawl space (dirt). What’s my best course of action? I was thinking some Rodent Repellent around the house and then follow it up with more granual gaurds/rodent repellent to keep future mice away. The existing ones are my concern. The crawl space and attic are VERY tight and difficult to get in. Do I need to squeeze in and try to place traps in there? Or is there a better way? Oh yah… They usually start scratching BEFORE my alarm clock.
Sorry for the long winded email… But I’m ready to go nuts!
Since I now know you have a pet and some pet food in the house, I am prepared to answer your questions. First the Rv….
The RV being invaded must stop. I don’t know the repellent plan you’re thinking about employing will be strong enough to do the job. Storing food is instinctive and repellents don’t always work well at stopping such behavior when just some repellents are set out. Repellents do chase foraging or wandering animals and will keep them away but that’s because these animals don’t have any vested interest to be in such areas. But a nesting or hoarding animal is different. That being said, you can try. Over the years we’ve had people attain success for this exact application. If it fails, go with one of the ULTRA SOUND DEVICES. We have great results with them being applied directly under the unit or inside where the animals are active. Once deployed, animals will stay away for good.
As for the home, I think you may want to review our on line ROOF RAT CONTROL ARTICLE. In the article you’ll learn why baiting with rat bait inside the house is risky. If this animal dies somewhere inaccessible, you’ll have a terrible odor that can be difficult to remove.
Apply 1 lb of PEST RID per 250 linear feet and renew it once every 60 days for ongoing protection.
Next, spray over the top with PEST RID SPRAY. By itself, Pests Rid spray will last up to 30 days but when applied over the granules, treatments will linger for 60+ days.
Another option is our LT3310 TRAP. Well suited for mice, rats and even squirrels, its small enough to fit anywhere and does a great job of protecting the bait inside.
This trap will last indefinitely and the dry pet food won’t go bad if you decide to use it for bait. Months after you set them out they’ll still attract rodents that wander inside.
Lastly, we also highly recommend setting up TRANSONIC ULTRA SOUND devices in the attic. Rats, mice and squirrels hate it and it will definitely keep them out. Wire it up to your attic light so you can control it from the living area and you’ll find it does a great job of keeping the area free of animals. Set one up for every 2,000 sq/ft. Where deployed, it will keep out all small rodents.
The last suggestion I have is that you might want to get one of our DELUXE BLACK LIGHTS. It does a great job of showing you all the droppings and feces where rodents have been active.Remember, rodents use “scent” for marking their trails. So if you can locate these trails and then remove them, you can effectively stop new rodents from getting inside.
Once you discover their trails, neutralize these routes of entry with NNZ. This odor neutralizing agent can be safely used both inside and outside the home on all surfaces. Even plants. Results will be realized immediately and by taking away their “road way” into the home, you won’t have to deal with future problems.
Use 8 oz of this per gallon of water and expect to get about 500 sq/ft per mixed gallon. Apply it using a rag, sponge or any standard PUMP SPRAYER.