Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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They are a pita at the moment as they try to find somewhere to overwinter. I have never heard of garlic, lavender thyme and catnip as repellants, I will have to give that a try.
We probably remove three or four a day and if I move the shutters from their open position, more like 3 or 4 THOUSAND as sitting between the shutter and the wall seems ideal for them, their families, their families friends and you get the picture…..
It is real luck, sometimes you can gently pick them up and deposit them outside without them leaving their putrid aroma. Other times, you are not so lucky and you are sprayed and the stench does not wash off with soap, detergent, ethanol or acetone (propanone). So any tips gratefully appreciated.
Of course, when we dry the quilt cover and sheets they consider that to be suitable for them……. and only discovering their presence AND presents when you lay in bed has got to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of living in SW France.
The airline suggestion to “remove without touching” seems an excellent idea…….
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