I put Irish Spring soap in the cupboards, moth balls in punctured plastic boxes under her in eight places, and the most expensive electronic rodent chaser I could buy at Home Depot on the slab under her and still a mouse found it's way in.
Yesterday I put Bounce fabric sheets in all of the bays. Craig doesn't like the smell, so I didn't do it before, but maybe it will help.
Two days ago I found a couple of very tiny droppings on the dash board. I wasn't really sure they were, so I searched the area for any more and didn't see anything.
Yesterday there was one on the dashboard and one on the passenger seat.
I set a trap, and sure enough I caught the first mouse.
I thought parking the Alfa up on that place was a bad idea from the beginning. Although it was torn down over a year ago, the shed that was there was crawling with rodents. So now they have a new place.
I'm so depressed.
I have no idea how it came in. There's no way Craig will do anything about blocking potential holes. I will continue to trap, but there is no way I can protect the engine wires. My brother told me about a problem he had with squirrels eating the wires in his RV. The trees around the Alfa are a squirrel highway.
Craig just paid over $400 to have a rodent nest removed from the fan in the Prius. It is driven every day and parked in the garage.
I feel like buying that RV was the biggest mistake we have ever made.
Oh well. it's only money. We can't take it with us, and we can't drive it out. It might as well be a rodent retreat.