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Sniff N Stop RV Kit

Sniff ‘n’ Stop keeps critters from crawling into RVs

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Summary:

One of the first pieces of advice I received as a new RV owner was to make sure I never had mice or other rodents taking up camp inside the RV storage compartments. The little devils apparently can do considerable damage chewing into boxes and wires and leaving trails of dropping in their wake.

Valterra secured an exclusive arrangement to market Sniff 'N' Stop to the RV industry just a few months before I got my motorhome, so I picked up an RV kit to test. I am happy to report that after more than a year of use, I have never been bothered by any critters or other pests find their way inside the motorhome.

The product comes in several forms -- granulated powder pouch and spray -- that use essential oils that animals instinctively avoid. It doesn't kill the pests, so that you have to clean up a dead or rotting carcass, but rather the odor repels them from trying to get into the RV in the first place. In fact, documentation claims the scent is so annoying that animals release pheromones to warn others of their same species to stay away. It is safe for kids and pets.

Following directions, I placed a pouch of Sniff 'N' Stop in each storage compartment, including those where plumbing and electrical enter the RV, as well as under the sinks. I also sprayed the bottom seal of the slideouts when they were extended.

The oils emit a pleasing odor that isn't noticeable inside the RV, unless I opened one of the cabinets under the kitchen or bathroom sink. Plus, it is barely noticeable when opening an outside storage compartment.

Developed for use in the utility industry, Sniff 'N' Stop works to repel mice, squirrels, spiders, ticks, snakes, fire ants, cockroaches, skunks and even some types of birds.

Pros

  • Very easy to use. Simply toss a pouch of granulated powder pouch into storage compartments and apply a spray along outside seals.
  • Uses pleasant smelling natural oils that pets instinctively avoid. In fact, documentation says the pests release pheromones to warn others of their same species to stay away.
  • Safe around children and pets, but don’t apply directly to either
  • Lasts at least one year under normal use
  • Works when camping or when unit is in storage
  • RV kit includes pouches and spray
  • Can buy pouches and spray separately
  • Pleasant smell barely noticeable inside compartments or cabinets
  • Works to repel mice, squirrels, spiders, ticks, snakes, fire ants, cockroaches, skunks and even some types of birds.

Cons

  • Initial cost is pricey, starting at $45 for an RV kit. But, it does provide protection for a full year.
  • One kit protects a trailer up to 20 feet. For larger units, two kits are required

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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