How To Keep Mice Out Of Your RV
When you are in your RV on the road seeking out new adventures, the last thing you want to encounter is mice in your RV. Unfortunately, when you park it at home for any length of time, it could become susceptible to unwelcome guests, namely mice. In this article, we'll explore how mice get into parked campers and motorhomes, the potential damages they cause, and how property owners in Phoenix, Tucson and Southern Arizona can keep mice out of their RVs.
How do mice get into RVs?
Mice are always looking for food, water, and a secure place to nest. Most of the time, they infest homes and businesses but will also slip inside parked campers when the opportunity presents itself. Common entry points include, but are not limited to:
- Gaps or openings under the rig
- Openings around wiring, tubes, and hoses
- Poorly sealed pull-out sections
- Holes along roof
- Gaps around heating and electrical panels
- Heating and electrical access panels
How to keep mice out of your camper
In order to keep your RV free of mice (and other pests), we recommend the following pest prevention tips:
- Keep your camper clean
Mice are attracted to food so it’s imperative that you wipe up every little spill and crumb on the counters, tables, and floors.
- Store food in containers mice cannot get into
Rather than leave food in original packaging, transfer to containers with secure fitting lids and never leave open packages of food laying around.
- Seal all openings
Inspect your rig from top to bottom to find every potential entry point. You could use electrical tape to mark every spot and then go back with spray foam, caulking, or other products designed for this purpose. You should also install wire mesh over vents so that mice can’t get in, but air flow is not disrupted.
- Remove potential nesting material
If you’re not planning on hitting the road any time soon, remove towels, linens, and other items that mice may use to line their nests.
- Park your RV on concrete
Whether you’re in a campground or at home, park your RV on concrete or gravel if possible, to deter mice. Grassy, brushy, or forested areas are magnets for rodents.
What to do if you find mice in your RV
If you’ve discovered mouse droppings under appliances, a mouse nest in your access panel, or found other signs of mice in your camper while you’re parked at home, there’s a good chance these destructive pests are trying to get into your house too. For help getting rid of mice and other pests in your camper and home, contact Northwest Exterminating today!
Our locally operated pest control company has been offering home pest control services in Phoenix, Tucson, and Southern Arizona since 1990 and are ready to help you eliminate pests. In fact, we offer affordable and effective pest control plans that target Arizona’s most annoying and destructive pests! Check out our plans below or simply give us a call to find out how we can help you protect your property from nuisance and damaging mice!
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