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Old 03-17-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Mice in the ceiling, maybe?

I had to store my MH outside with cover this winter in Maine. I used moth balls, bounce softener and mouse deterrent from Tractor Supply all over inside and around the chassis to keep mice away. Sure enough I go in the coach to look things over and I hear pitter patter of little feet in the ceiling. I tapped on the ceiling at location of the creature and it made a strange buzzing sound and ran to another location. Each time a tapped at the approximate location the darn thing made the buzzing sound. any ideas what the heck this creature is? Never heard a mouse or squirrel do this. It is in between the ceiling and roof.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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Maybe try sticking your tongue out close your lips and blow air out your mouth. Does it should like this ? Maybe that's what they are doing... Sorry I couldn't resist...
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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Chipmunks? Anything you have seen running around outside could be up there, but squirrels will hiss.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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Maybe a bird. Flopping it wings then moving ?!?!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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I am thinking bird also. I was at a campground this past summer and had a couple of birds land on my extended slide out. It sounded like an animal in the ceiling. When I went outside to inspect the noise, I saw one of the birds fly away from under the slide out awning.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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I have no idea what it is, so be sure to tell us all when you find out.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. It definintly was running in the ceiling and on many occaisions when I tapped on the ceiling it made a buzzing sound. After panicking that my wiring will be chewed up I resorted to Decon. I removed a light fixture and set a box of it inside the ceiling then replaced the light. After three days I removed the light. The whole Decon container is gone, box and all! I tried to find it with a mirror, it is gone somewhere up there. Whatever it is, it was big enough to drag it off. No noise the past couple days. Not looking forward to the smell!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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A possum or a raccoon will growl if confronted, this may be your buzzing sound. They are rather large though so it seems strange that it would get in your ceiling.
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This sounds much creepier than my scorpion in the basement story.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #10
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So now what???
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I pray for your sake that if it was a mouse or a rat, that it died outside of the motorhome. I had a small rat die between the plastic and metal part of the engine shroud of a van that I used to own. I removed the carcass as soon as the flies started swarming. That was how I was able to find it. It took almost 2 years before the decaying smell was gone. I used every kind of cleaner and deodorizer that I could find but the smell kept returning.
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I caught 10 mice inside our rig this winter. I used Jiff peanut butter, bird seed, and 4 snap traps at a time set up around the stove and sink, along walls was best. Put a dab on Pb on the trigger then cover in bird seed. Be sure to remove all food from the rig. For fun I made a "Red Neck mouse trap". It got 2. Do a search on you tube. Check every other day. Don't use bait that kills, if the mouse eats the bait and dies in your ceiling, the smell will be awful. I tried the sticky pads, they were a waste of money. Oh, and I tried the dryer sheets, and mothballs, they were useless too.
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