RVs are expensive, and the last thing you want to find this spring when you take your RV out from storage is to find that mice have wreaked havoc on your home away from home. Mice can cause a lot of damage to an RV, chewing their way through just about anything in order to get what they want for food and warmth. If you have an RV, you need to do what you can to prevent these pests from taking over and damaging your vehicle. Read on for some tips to help you prevent this type of pest problem in your RV while it's being stored this winter.
Lock It Up Tight
Make sure the RV is stored tightly. This means you need to be sure the doors and windows are all sealed properly and that there aren't any gaps in any of the seals either, as this can be an easy place for pests such as mice to get inside. In addition, be sure your vents at the top of the RV are sealed tightly. This prevents mice from getting in through the top of the RV. Lock up all exterior doors, including just the storage doors on the RV.
Remove All Food And Clean Thoroughly
Remove all food inside of the RV, including food such as pantry items and canned items. All food should be removed to prevent mice from finding things to eat. Remove food from the refrigerator and freezer and wipe down all of these areas as well. Wipe down the stove and oven and all counters to remove anything that mice may find appetizing. Vacuum and mop floors as well to remove food particles or spills that may be on the floors.
Be sure to set traps around your RV. You can set them inside as well, but you don't want to lure the pests inside if you can avoid it. Set the traps outside of the RV instead and set them with fresh bait after you've trapped mice. Check inside the RV for any signs of mice, then set the traps inside if they have already found their way in. You can use peanut butter, cheese, or poisonous baits for the mouse traps.
If you have an RV, you need to protect it from damage from mice by using the tips above. Hire a pest control company to help you get rid of a mouse problem in your RV, storage areas, or inside your actual home if you find that you have a problem with these pests. Likewise, contact a pest control company to learn more.