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Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Peter S
 

A labrador would be no use. At one time we found that we had mice in the understair void just behind the dogs bed - she just used to watch them playing in front of her nose.

Peter S





A cat would suggest that a yorkie a thoroughly inferior mouser :)


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Pet Human <pethuman@...>
 

Tim Sinclair wrote:

The Consumers Association Which? experts said they found these
ultrasonic gadgets had no effect at all on midgets or mosquitoes (you
know, the sort you see hailed as a necessity for your holidays in mail
order catalogues). I once tried the supposed rodent version as we had
a mouse infestation in a previous house. Did nothing at all - except
waste electricity. Traps, poison and an excited yorkie far more effective.

A cat would suggest that a yorkie a thoroughly inferior mouser :)


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

timsinc Sinclair
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, PETER STALLWOOD
<pstallwood@...> wrote:

We had mice in habitation part of the the van

I now have mouse poison laid near where the van is kept - hopefully
this will attract them away from the van. I also have one of those
ultrasonic things plugged in in the van- whether it makes any
difference I don't know.

The Consumers Association Which? experts said they found these
ultrasonic gadgets had no effect at all on midgets or mosquitoes (you
know, the sort you see hailed as a necessity for your holidays in mail
order catalogues). I once tried the supposed rodent version as we had
a mouse infestation in a previous house. Did nothing at all - except
waste electricity. Traps, poison and an excited yorkie far more effective.


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Wed 14 January 2009 21:19 Neill wrote

Not sure I feel quite the same about them in the Hymer though, except maybe
on the CL next to Wicken Fen where there seem to be about a million mozzies
to the cubic meter!!
----------------------------------------------------

Don't you just love the mozzies you kill one of the buggers and ten million
come to the wake.

Don


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 14/1/09 21:18, "Neill King (MH-List)" <yahoo@motorcaravanning.co.uk>
wrote:

... except maybe on the CL next to Wicken Fen where there seem to be about a
million mozzies to the cubic meter!!
We left the kitchen window and the light on in our flat in S Africa. Come
midnight the air was thick with mossies and moths. We vacuumed them up and
sprayed Pyrithium in after them. Over a litre of the blighters.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of Ernest

I'd rather find mice than spiders!!!
Spiders eat mossies and midges and flies.
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Indeed, when in a 'rondavel' in Botswana I'd be very upset if there wasn't a
large wall spider or three looking after me by eating mossies!

Not sure I feel quite the same about them in the Hymer though, except maybe
on the CL next to Wicken Fen where there seem to be about a million mozzies
to the cubic meter!!


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Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, Ernest <ernb@...> wrote:

Spiders eat mossies and midges and flies.
Yes but they scurry up your nose and in your mouth whilst you are
sleeping... They have 8 hairy little legs. They jump out and attack you.
This thing about them being more afraid of you than you are of them is
all lies... Spiders are fearless and evil... Mice are cute and furry.

My wife was bitten by a spider a few months ago... Not in any exotic
far away place but sat in our living room in Cardiff....It was a
venomous spider too (false black widow).... How many venomous mice are
there in the UK???

Mice over spiders any day :)

Darren


Re: [MH-list] Posts?

John Clemence
 

Not receiving posts. Is everyone away?


Hi w mathieson,
I think they are all standing on chairs with all this mouse talk - However, I'm glad there are a few made of sterner stuff. We have to stay in our motorhome when we visit our French house because of mice. The house is in the middle of a field so I feel we are the intruders!
John.


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 14/1/09 19:50, "dazcaz" <daz@motorhomer.co.uk> wrote:

I'd rather find mice than spiders!!!
Spiders eat mossies and midges and flies.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Motorhomer
 

Years back, our caravan had mice living IN the walls. They got in
somehow and ate away a large amount of the polystyrene insulation. It
was the discovery of the polystyrene beads on the van's flor that made
me start looking where they were coming from.

The mice were probably getting in the drop holes.

We once found a dead mouse, curled up all snug in the mattress of our
Dandy trailer tent. It looked so cute all curled up. I was sad that it
was dead.

The cold weather brings rodents in from the cold. If it gets to cold
they start looking for places to shelter. Motorhomes and caravans
stored in fields etc are prime candidates.
Screwing mesh over drop out holes, filling in around pipes and putting
a picture of a cat in the window might keep the blighters out :)

Mice can be a problem, but I'd rather find mice than spiders!!!

Darren


Posts?

W Mathieson <w_mathieson@...>
 

Not recieving posts. Is everyone away?


Re: [MH-list] Test

kenny.macdougall
 

Test what

----- Original Message -----
From: Denis Gregory
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:11 AM
Subject: [MH-list] Test


Test


Test

Denis Gregory <denis.gregory@...>
 

Test


Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Roy Coldrick
 

John

My first two vans were Autosleepers and I had mice in both. You can never
actually be sure how they got in but I took the first van to my local
friendly garage - yes we still have some - and I looked underneath. I found
several large holes, deliberately drilled, which would have been large
enough for quite a large mouse - or even a rat. It turned out that these
were gas drop down vents which are necessary for safety reasons of course. I
covered them all with a metal mesh grill and never had the problem again.
When I bought the second van I had forgotten about the problem but , on one
occasion arrived at the NEC to a show and pulled open a drawer to be face to
face with a mouse who was as surprised to see me as I was to see him. I took
the van to the garage and performed the same surgery and , again, no further
problems. In this second van I also installed one of the Ultrasonic thingies
so what effect that had I just don't know. Then again I do put down the
elephant powder in the van too and I don't remember seeing any of those
recently either!

Roy

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of jcjh123
Sent: 12 January 2009 22:51
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Mice!


Planning to visit deepest Derbyshire this weekend for a
family bash, today I fetched the mhome from the caravan park
where it is usually stored.

Amongst other chores, I emptied the waste bin - full of
chewed-up bits of paper kitchen towel and mouse droppings. No
sign of the mouse (or mice), and no idea how they could get
into the 'habitation' part. No obvious signs of damage
(electrical circuits ok etc) although one of the other owners
had admitted a couple of weeks ago to having replaced a
chewed-up seat belt.

So the question arises - apart from setting up mousetraps
here and there, is there anything I can do to avoid such
future attacks? Any point in asking the local service agents
to try to identify and block up possible access paths?

As usual, all advice, suggestions and reminiscences
gratefully received

John H


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Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Alan Cocks
 

PETER STALLWOOD wrote:
We had mice in habitation part of the the van before last. It was an Autosleeper Executive that had a small drawer under the cooker -
this drawer was full of acorns - it was so full that it was nearly
imposible to get out. I also found a mouse wandering around on the
driver's seat, I could not believe it when I caught it with my gloved hand.
Our next van had mice hoarding cob nuts under the bonnet.
Several years ago we also had mice in the spare wheel well of our car.
Coincidentally I only found the evidence in the last two cases just
before we sold the vehicle.
Luckily no damage has been done.
I now have mouse poison laid near where the van is kept - hopefully
this will attract them away from the van. I also have one of those
ultrasonic things plugged in in the van- whether it makes any difference I don't know.
It is very difficult to keep mice out by physical barriers as they will climb anything - up the tyre, along the suspension and through
holes so small that you would think it impossible for them to get through
We have been told by a pest controller that mice will get through a
hole which is big for a pencil to get through! It is their skull size
I think which is the limiting factor.

We did have ivy going up to the eaves of the house and then we found
mice in the loft. The same pest control guy said that such as ivy made an
attractive and easy stairway up to the loft. We reduced the height of
the ivy, and the problem did not recur.

Our garage and shed are easy for mice to access but there is no sign
of them in there. There is plenty of food in the bin type compost
units nearby and probably places for them to live. However, they have not
entered the house again now the ivy is lower. All house air bricks
were also checked. Some are not mouse proof.
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Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Peter S
 

We had mice in habitation part of the the van before last. It was an Autosleeper Executive that had a small drawer under the cooker - this drawer was full of acorns - it was so full that it was nearly imposible to get out. I also found a mouse wandering around on the driver's seat, I could not believe it when I caught it with my gloved hand.

Our next van had mice hoarding cob nuts under the bonnet.

Several years ago we also had mice in the spare wheel well of our car.

Coincidentally I only found the evidence in the last two cases just before we sold the vehicle.

Luckily no damage has been done.

I now have mouse poison laid near where the van is kept - hopefully this will attract them away from the van. I also have one of those ultrasonic things plugged in in the van- whether it makes any difference I don't know.

It is very difficult to keep mice out by physical barriers as they will climb anything - up the tyre, along the suspension and through holes so small that you would think it impossible for them to get through

We also get mice in the loft at home. I have several traps set and we occassionally get a catch. I have moth balls scattered around as they are reputed to act as a deterrent.

We live in a rural setting with lots of nature around with loads of stuff for it to feed off and all you can do is the best to keep it away from where you don't want it.

Peter S







Amongst other chores, I emptied the waste bin - full of chewed-up bits
of paper kitchen towel and mouse droppings. No sign of the mouse (or
mice), and no idea how they could get into the 'habitation' part. No
obvious signs of damage (electrical circuits ok etc) although one of
the other owners had admitted a couple of weeks ago to having replaced
a chewed-up seat belt.

So the question arises - apart from setting up mousetraps here and
there, is there anything I can do to avoid such future attacks? Any
point in asking the local service agents to try to identify and block
up possible access paths?


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Mice!

jcjh123 <john@...>
 

Planning to visit deepest Derbyshire this weekend for a family bash,
today I fetched the mhome from the caravan park where it is usually
stored.

Amongst other chores, I emptied the waste bin - full of chewed-up bits
of paper kitchen towel and mouse droppings. No sign of the mouse (or
mice), and no idea how they could get into the 'habitation' part. No
obvious signs of damage (electrical circuits ok etc) although one of
the other owners had admitted a couple of weeks ago to having replaced
a chewed-up seat belt.

So the question arises - apart from setting up mousetraps here and
there, is there anything I can do to avoid such future attacks? Any
point in asking the local service agents to try to identify and block
up possible access paths?

As usual, all advice, suggestions and reminiscences gratefully received

John H


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Sue and Bob <snailsontour@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Nigel Owen" <nigel@...>
wrote:

Some time ago there was a discussion on the MH list regarding ADAC
the
German Automobile Club recovery/assistance programme.

This covers the person, not the vehicle and includes motorhomes over
3.5 t.

The comprehensive package (Germany + Overseas) is called ADAC Plus

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We have just joined ADAC - 83.5 euros inc 4 euros joining fee for a
single named driver (we pretty much always travel together). This will
cover us on the motorhome, car and motorbike all around Europe. This
compares to £88 for the motorhome (Central European cover) with Saga,
£100 odd for the car (UK only) with the RAC and no cover on the 'bike
(quoted £100 plus for European cover).

It seemed a pretty good deal to me, plus add in the benefit as Derek
says of being covered all over Europe - we travel with the 'bike on
the back of the motorhome; plus numerous minor benefits like obtain
spares, loan money, free hotels in emergency, etc.

The worst bit is paying them money which is a bit cumbersome, but they
were happy to send me a membership card on the assumption that I will
get around to paying in due course -just paid today, three weeks
later.
HTH
Bob


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Nigel Owen
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <derek_sims@lineone.net>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?





The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We joined. If it's for yourself and wife (or civil partner I think) you
don't need more than ADACPlus membership so it's even cheaper. The cover
appears very comprehensive although we haven't put it to the test. It
includes at-home service but more importantly there is no restriction the
time spent abroad and cover includes all countries bordering the Med., so
it
includes Morocco.It covers all your vehicles It also includes personal
travel insurance for trips up to 90 days in Europe and 45 days worldwide.
.

All the membership documents are in German but there seems to be no
problem
getting an English-speaking operator on the 'phone. I translated my
documents using OCR and Google translate but I wouldn't vouch for their
accuracy as my German is almost non-existent. There are some pdfs in
English on their website.

There was quite a long thread on this last August or September. Should be
possible to search and find it.

Derek
Thanks Derek.

The ADAC Plus shows as Euros 98.70 for two people on their website.

We have full cover through our motorhome insurance (Caravanguard) or the
van. However, we both have new VW cars that only come with one year
roadside recovery (although the cars warranty is for three years). It will
be much cheaper for us to take out the ADAC cover for us as individuals as
this will then cover the cars - the fact that the motorhome is also covered
is an added bonus.

Nigel.

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