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Old 12-10-2016, 01:03 AM   #1
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Mouse?

So I think I have a mouse. I'm in a 2013 36RL and in the bedroom ceiling around the tv I can hear the thing scratching away. Don't know if it is in the act vent or the ceiling. Have any of you guys dropped the ceiling? I would imagine, pull the trim and vent and light assemblies? Any ideas?
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A big cat or put out some traps. Eventually they will find their way into where the traps are
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:26 AM   #3
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Don't think you want to try and pull the ceiling down. The ceiling panels are usually foamed to the roof rafters when the roof sections are made. Drop a few lights maybe... Question is how did it get in there??

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Old 12-10-2016, 01:34 AM   #4
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Pulled the tv off the mount and there's about a 4 inch diameter hole in the wall for wiring. Guess that's where it got in. I'm in Delaware and I guess it's trying to get in from the cold?
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I can loan you Teddy Bear... on my way to Florida this weekend... i would find a couple of places to put out traps as you really don't want to poison it as it may smell. and you really do not want to start pulling apart panels
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:48 PM   #6
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We had a member a few years ago that had a pest get up behind the awning and although it sounded like a raccoon it wasn't. It turned out being a tree frog that got in the awning making noise. Check your awning
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:34 PM   #7
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If the wind is just right our tv antenna rattling sounds like some critter is in the ceiling or on the roof.
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At one time, we had a piece of thin aluminum strip hung up from the build.. When the air would push, the piece would flap around and sound like scratching.. It took me some time to narrow down the location, once I did I just pulled out a vent close and pulled it out...

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Regarding the Vermin that came in. There are many ways for the critters to get in. They want warmth too. If fresh water hose is hooked up they can climb that. Also sewer hoses. Also look underneath your hydraulic slide outs, there are large holes in the frame which can lead to entry. If you are parked for longer than a few days it might be beneficial to temporarily block those openings somehow without damage to the slide out rams themselves. Sometimes the rear cap isn't tight or the foam is loose or missing at the bottom providing gaps. Once inside the underbelly they can follow plumbing and wiring higher inside. Kitchen Islands, water lines behind showers and vent pipes that go to the roof, these all can provide access. Block them the best you can. Sorry you are having this problem. It can't be fun.

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Old 12-10-2016, 04:19 PM   #10
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Steel wool can be used as a wadding to fill those holes that utilities run through. The critters don't like to mess with it.
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