RV Tech Tips Newsletter: Issue 13 | RV Travel
Mice, mice, mice
The warm season is the perfect time to inspect your coach for signs of rodent damage or places where they can get in and seal the holes up. It’s easy! Your local home center sells a selection of foam sealants that spray into cracks, crevices and openings. Large openings can be filled with medium-expansion foam but be careful of which foam you use as some can hydraulically damage spaces they’re sprayed into as they cure and expand, pushing the surfaces apart. Screening and hardware cloth can be used in some cases to help keep mice out where other methods of sealing aren’t indicated.
I want to tell people about [fresh cab] it has been the best way to work with mice in your rv or home. More and more locations are stocking it, or you can buy it direct from the company.
Just like your home, your RV is a prime candidate for a new insect nest (bugs like RVing, too). Once the bugs are in they’re hard to get out, so be proactive! Treat the spot your RV is stored on with ground pesticides recommended by your local home and garden center. This is especially important right around where the RV touches the ground in any way. When parking at a campsite look around for signs of bugs like anthills. I always carry a can of spray with me so if I see this, I can treat the area before exposing my expensive coach to an invading army.
The same rules for avoiding infestation at home apply here. Cleanliness is key: Clean the inside of the coach, especially the kitchen, the floor and under the cabinets. The smell will attract the bugs. If you end up with bugs in the RV, go after them right away. Your local home and garden center or a professional exterminator can help. Remember, the longer they’re in there, the harder it will be to eliminate them and the more damage they can do!
There a lots of ways to keep ants and other critters out of your coach, look around the net and you will find some great ideas on how to do this very easily and on the cheap
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