Most often, mice find a way in on the UNDERSIDE the rig. They climb the wheels and walk along axles and such. The underside is exactly what an RV cover DOESN’T cover. Even if it did, mice can simply chew a hole through the cover and get to whatever they smell in your RV.
How do I keep mice out of my camper?
Consider using a mouse repellent
Cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil placed in the openings around the camper is one tried-and-true method, as well as placing Irish spring soap, dryer sheets, or moth balls at possible points of entry. Mice hate strong smells, so those pungent odors scare them off.
How are mice getting in my camper?
A mouse can fit through a hole about the size of a dime, while rats only need a hole the size of a nickel. Even a tiny opening where pipes enter the RV or a skinny gap on the underside of the unit is enough for a mouse to shimmy through to get into your camper. Once inside, the mouse is not likely to leave willingly.
Will mice leave on their own?
If a mouse or several mice have found their way inside, they will come and go freely, but it is unlikely that they will ever move their nests back outside, even in springtime when the weather warms up. If mice are cozy in their nests and have plenty of food and water in your home, they will not want to leave.
Will mice leave if no food?
Mice are much more dependent upon food than water. They can only go 2-4 days without food of some sort. Keep in mind that this does not mean they need to sit down to a full fest.
Do lights keep mice away?
As for the lights inside your house, it is not an effective mice deterrent. This is because they can easily look for dark areas to hide inside houses until such time as all lights are turned off. While the lights are on, they can hide inside walls, crawl spaces, attics, and ceilings.
Can mice climb walls?
Both rats and mice are good climbers and can climb vertical walls if the surface is rough enough, and “shimmy” up between walls and drain pipes. Rats are also reasonably good swimmers and have been known to enter premises through the water-traps of the toilet bowl.