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Old 12-10-2016, 02:03 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, 02:26 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, 02:34 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, 02:48 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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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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Old 12-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #9
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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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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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there also has to be a water source for them make sure to try to eliminate any standing water around camper and there is a trail where they go to water, mice and rats are creatures of habit they always run the outside perimeter of walls or rooms

buy u a 6 pack of victor pro mice traps(Tractor Supply or farm store) peanut butter and bacon grease is pretty effective bait
look for nawing or discoloration areas around openings place trap pedal across pathway openings u will get em with patience, keep fresh bait on treadle plates the smell will bring em in

i bought a nice led worklight from costco for looking into dark areas its nice


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Pull a vent cover and slide a small box of d-CON and put maple syrup inside it.. Rodents will be gone. No guess work with this method. As far as the water supply hose use a funnel turned so that as the rodent scurries up the hose the funnel stops the advancements. They have used this method on ships for years on the tie lines.
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I can tell you a story about decon - we had a young little mouse we introduced to our Montana with a bundle of firewood we threw in the basement. We put decon in two places. We would come back and look and the boxes would be empty. We do it again. Soon, we started finding rubber bands, spare screws, other finds in the boxes, but no decon. The mouse left us after a year or two maybe, but one day pulling down the front belly to inspect welds, we got rained on with a ton of decon pouring out on our heads. That little guy put every kernel of decon we gave him under the bedroom floor where he was nesting evidently.

I don't really miss him but he was cute! Maybe the syrup would have done the trick.
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I can tell you a story about decon - we had a young little mouse we introduced to our Montana with a bundle of firewood we threw in the basement. We put decon in two places. We would come back and look and the boxes would be empty. We do it again. Soon, we started finding rubber bands, spare screws, other finds in the boxes, but no decon. The mouse left us after a year or two maybe, but one day pulling down the front belly to inspect welds, we got rained on with a ton of decon pouring out on our heads. That little guy put every kernel of decon we gave him under the bedroom floor where he was nesting evidently.

I don't really miss him but he was cute! Maybe the syrup would have done the trick.
The syrup has never failed me. It takes about 24 hours to work. After the rodent has been destroyed remove the d-CON. If not the d-CON draws moisture and tends to mold and leave stains.
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Just a quick update, 2 mice have left this world to meet their maker. Haven't heard any more rustling behind the tv and my dog is no longer barking at the "nothing".
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