5 Tips To Keep Pests Out Of Campers And RVs Over The Winter

sources: PMD Beauty / Two Men and a Little Farm

Summer is over, and for many of you, that means it’s time to close up your camper, trailer, or RV for the season. Winterizing these things can be a little bit of a chore, and trying to keep pests out until next year can be even more difficult. That’s where these great hacks come in.

1. Peppermint Essential Oil

Pests hate the strong smell of peppermint essential oil. Just place a few drops on some cotton balls, then scatter them around your trailer (or wherever you’re trying to keep pests away from).

2. Dryer Sheets

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Another thing pests hate the smell of? Dryer sheets. Place dryer sheets around your trailer, refreshing them every month or so to ensure the smell doesn’t fade.

3. Irish Spring Soap

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For some reason, the smell of Irish Spring Soap is super unappealing to pests. Cut up a bar into small pieces, then place them around your trailer paying special attention to cupboards and closets.

4. Winterize Effectively

When closing up your trailer, ensure that you remove all food (even the dry variety). It’s also a good idea to remove things like paper towel and linens so that mice and other pests are less likely to make a nest out of them.

5. Limit Access

One of the easiest ways to keep pests out of your trailer? Make it super difficult for them to make their way inside in the first place. Ensure that all cracks and crevices around the exterior of your trailer are sealed. The same goes for windows and doorways.