How to keep critters from getting under a mobile home?

by Sonshiner

An animal got through the skirting on my mobile home and died. My place had a terrible odor for two months since I couldn't locate the intruder. Is there an easy way for me to critter proof the skirting?

  12 answers
  • Mary lu Mary lu on Feb 28, 2019

    is there a way to put some window screen behind the skirting? or replace the skirting with kind that has less places for a varmit to get into-- a more solid one.

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    • Sonshiner Sonshiner on Feb 28, 2019

      Thanks for your help-will try to do this-no funds to reskirt!

  • BOB.D. BOB.D. on Feb 28, 2019

    I think a more solid skirting would do it .

  • Margaret Margaret on Feb 28, 2019

    Personally, I would back it with chicken wire.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 28, 2019

    "Hardware cloth" screening should keep out critters. Make it sufficiently long to double at top and bottom, and secure it, tightly. Throw cotton balls saturated with peppermint oil, clove oil, etc. under your home.

  • Mary lu Mary lu on Feb 28, 2019

    mice and small critters would go right thru chicken wire. I still think the best is to replace what you have with the solid panels that are made mobile homes. they go up and down and can be cut to the length needed, maybe even into the ground a ways to keep them from digging under.

  • Donna Lord Donna Lord on Mar 08, 2019

    Almost all animals are repelled by oils like citronella, peppermint, eucalyptus. You can plant citronella come spring around. It grows big and repels mosquitoes also. Moth balls can be thrown under the home but I don't prefer the smell. Citronella smells nice, so does peppermint.

  • Robert G Robert G on Mar 08, 2019

    Get a cat

  • Ae Dw Ae Dw on Mar 08, 2019

    Not sure if this is feasible, but measure that slatted bottom section to apply garden weeding fabric to the outside(leaving extra length to put under dirt too). Tack it to the vinyl with something that can line up with the current fasteners (case access is needed later)? Then put pavers, hardscaping over the garden fabric section?

    Definitely agree with planting rodent deterrent around perimeter too.

  • Chw106624633 Chw106624633 on May 21, 2024

    i had the same problem and decided to skirt my mobile home with metal roofing and buried it 1 foot deep. no problems any more be sure to put vents in

  • Chw106624633 Chw106624633 on May 21, 2024

    after skirting put stones around perimeter animal dont dig through the stones

  • I'd add some screening to it, like the type that's pet nail proof. To keep it neat looking, if you can take the skirting off and attach it to the inside, that might help.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 21, 2024

    Completely enclosing it with Brick or Concrete blocks or close fence panels.