Tips For Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Camper

Camping is a wonderful activity that many families enjoy, and having a camper is a great way to do this. If you have a camper that is parked by your home and are experiencing problems with a rodent infestation in your camper, you may want to take some steps to not only get rid of the rodents, but to also keep them away in the future. There are steps you can take to do this, and here are some of them.

Seal It Up

The very first step you must do in order to eliminate rodents is to seal up all cracks and crevices in your camper. Mice are able to sneak through the smallest openings you can imagine, and they are great at finding holes. Mice sneak in to find shelter and something to eat, and you can keep them out by sealing up any small hole you may find.

A good way to do this is with spray foam. Spray foam is a product that comes in a can. When you spray it out, foam comes out and expands. If you have a can of this, you can walk around your camper looking for holes to fill. As you see them, spray this foam into them, and this will help eliminate the way in for rodents.

Using steel wool is another option to try. Mice cannot chew through steel wool very well, and you can shove it into cracks without having to spray foam on your camper. This will help deter mice from entering in.

Clean It Out

Mice generally like to eat food more so than anything else, but they will chew through just about anything to get to food. Do you keep any food in your camper? If so, take it out. Leaving food inside a camper is an invitation for rodents and bugs to come in. They can smell the food and find it, and they will find a way in to get to it.

As you are cleaning it out, make sure to deep clean the camper when you are finished. Deep cleaning will help eliminate crumbs and food particles that have fallen on the floors and in furniture. To clean it out, make sure you vacuum everything thoroughly and scrub all the floors, counters, cabinets, and fixtures.

Remove Anything That May Attract Rodents

Rodents look for food primarily, but they also look for warmth and places to have babies. Because of this, you should not leave any bedding materials in your camper. This includes pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels. In fact, the less you leave in your camper, the better off you will be.

Place Things In Your Camper That Discourage Mice From Coming In

There is also one more step you can take that will help keep mice away, and this involves placing things in your camper that mice do not like. Mothballs are one option. Mice do not like the scent of these and will turn the other way.

Other people find that placing peppermint oil on cotton balls is a good way to keep mice away. If you place these cotton balls around your camper, it will make the mice turn around and stay out. Mice do not like the smell of peppermint oil at all. You may also want to try using fabric softener sheets. These too tend to keep mice away.

By using fabric softener sheets or peppermint oil, you can also keep your camper smelling fresh. Mothballs are not exactly the best scent, but they do work.

If you are having trouble with rodent infestation, you should follow these steps. If you are still having trouble with mice and bugs, you may want to call a rodent control company like Greenleaf Organic Pest Management for help. They can take the necessary steps to kill all the rodents, and this might be needed if you have a lot of them. 

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