How to Keep Mice Out of an RV

How to Keep Mice Out of an RV
Recreational vehicles are notorious for having a lot of little openings for mice to crawl into. While mice live happily in your RV, they chew on your wires and insulation. It is better to rodent-proof your RV to prevent mice from entering than it is to try to remedy the problem after the fact.

Instructions

Difficulty: Challenging

Things You’ll Need:
  • Staple gun Wire mesh Expanding foam spray
  • Staple gun
  • Wire mesh
  • Expanding foam spray
Step 1
Start the RV engine at least once a week to chase away any mice that have decided to take up a home under your hood.
Step 2
Clear the area around the outside of the RV from debris that attract mice. Things like trash cans filled with food scraps serve as a big invitation to hungry mice.
Step 3
Look around inside the RV for openings that a mouse could enter through. Two areas that often have holes are underneath the dashboard and behind cabinets. Use a staple gun to attach wire mesh over the holes.
Step 4
Crawl underneath the RV and look for holes, crevices and spaces. Spray expanding foam inside the openings. You can buy expanding foam spray at most hardware stores.
Step 5
Place tape over vents if the RV is not being used. Do not forget about the vents on the roof. Make yourself a checklist that notes each vent you covered with tape so that when it comes time to uncover the vents, you do not accidentally leave a vent covered.

Article Written By Rose Kivi

Rose Kivi has been a writer for more than 10 years. She has a background in the nursing field, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation. Kivi has authored educational textbooks, patient health care pamphlets, animal husbandry guides, outdoor survival manuals and was a contributing writer for two books in the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Series.

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