One customer called us last month and asked what is the best way to keep mice and rats out of an RV? Said while his RV was stored for the winter, the rodents got into the engine compartment and interior and did over $3000 worth of damage.
Whether you’re trying to keep rats, mice, spiders, or roaches out of your RV, Motorhome, or Camper, or trying to get rid of them once they have invaded, it’s pretty much the same process. So, what is the best way to keep mice and rats out of an RV?
Our customer wanted to know specifically what our experience was with some of the recommended solutions that he read about online and whether our DX610 Electronic Pest Repeller would help. As an RV owner myself, I can tell you that I have tried a lot of remedies to keep mice and rats out of my RV. My results are below. Would love your feedback!
First let me say, that rats and mice are intelligent critters and not easily fooled by some of these suggestions which is why it is so hard to get rid of them once they have invaded.
Each item is marked with either a Yes or No or the level of success.
Had no impact on the rodents at all. They actually tore up the sheets to use for nesting material. It was the same result when I put dryer sheets on my car engine at night to keep mice away. They tore up my car wiring ($600).
Did not work for me. It needs to be applied at the exact spot that the rodents are entering and there are MANY ways for rodents to get into places. The oil also needs to get reapplied every 1-2 weeks at a minimum which was not possible for me when it was stored for the season. Not the best way to keep mice and rats out of an RV for others that we spoke to either.
Not Personally Tested
Sorry, my wife said NO to this one. I have heard though that it is NOT effective.
Mixed (if you keep on top of it and have enough in and around the RV the results were better than the others)
OK if you can bait and check them regularly. NOT recommended when the RV is stored. If the rodent dies in the trap, the foul smell will stay in the RV for months. I learned my lesson the hard way. I also did not like picking up or checking the traps.
NOT recommended around pets or children. As mentioned above, if the rodent eats the poison and goes under a cabinet to die, the stench will last for months. Nearly half of RVers travel with their pets and so do I and I would not use it around my dogs. Our grand kids travel with us occasionally, so using poison when they are around is definitely NOT AN OPTION. Again, not the best way to keep mice and rats out of an RV.
DX610 Electronic Pest Repeller
For the past few years I have been using the DX610 Electronic Pest Repeller plug in product in the RV both when we store it and when we are RVing. The rodent repeller uses high frequency sound output to keep the mice and rats away. The sound creates a constant uncomfortable environment and works on the rodents nervous system.
What makes this mouse and rat repeller so effective, is the auto-changing sound levels and patterns that prevent the rats and mice from getting use to the sound and from nesting which is what they do when your RV is stored. For us, this was best way to keep mice and rats out of an RV of all that we tested!!
When I park the RV inside, I use one repeller plugged into an outlet in the garage and one repeller inside the RV plugged into an extension cord.
When it is stored outdoors but close to the house or garage, I use one DX610 repelller inside the RV and one dangling in the engine compartment (both on extension cords) and I have not had a rodent problem since.