During the winter months it is common to see campers and RVs sitting outside of a home, behind a barn, in a yard, on the road, or in a storage facility. These homes on wheels lie dormant for months each year. The inactive, unoccupied space becomes a perfect residence for mice during the winter months. The structure allows for heat conservation and easy nesting. Often it even provides limited food remnants or crumbs from last summer’s escapades.
Baiting around the exterior of a structure is always a good preventative measure. Population reduction and/ or management practices are prudent when a rodent population is as prevalent as ours is in MN. Mice are the second most successful mammals in the world (after humans), and our local deer mouse population has been at an all time high. This puts homes, businesses, campers and RVs alike at high risk of rodent damage to their property through chewing of wires, removal of insulation, zoonotic diseases containing urine microdroplets, droppings and other rodent refuse.