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How to Keep Mice Out of an RV

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It is an age old battle that RV owners have faced every time they put their RV into storage. That battle is keeping mice out of an RV. This requires going over every inch of the RV looking for gaps, holes or spaces where mice can make their way into the inside of the RV.

Knowing how to keep mice out of an RV requires you to look for any openings or loose panels. If the front panel is not attached properly a rodent can come in through that compartment. To make sure everything is sealed, set a strong light inside the RV and turn off all of the lights. Do this for both the driver and passenger sides of the RV. Look for any light to be coming through. Knowing how to keep mice out of an RV requires this because where the light shines through is a space where a mouse can enter the RV.

When working on learning how to keep mice out of an RV turn on all of the lights on the inside of the RV or use a strong light source. Roll underneath the RV looking for any gaps where mice can get in. Start at the wheel wells and use expandable foam, silicone or undercoating to fill in the gaps where mice can get in through. Also, look for any wires or hoses coming out of the floor area and gaps around them.

Check all compartments and verify they are closed and secure. Doing thing from front to back will help with the process of how to keep mice out of an RV. Mice can get in through a hole as small as a dime and from there they can get easy access into the main section of the RV.

Knowing how to keep mice out of an RV also requires you remove all food from the cabinets, drawers and refrigerator. Once everything is sealed and all of the food is removed you can also use a deterrent at all points of entry as an extra security.

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