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Old 09-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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dead mouse

I'm new here, and to the rv world. My husband and I decided to go this route instead of the traditional home. He's a traveling man and now we are a traveling family. We have an 08 sabre and the previous owners had left mice poison in the rv. We didn't notice we had mice until it was to late! We know there is a dead mouse somewhere in the heat system but can't find it. So we've since blocked of the vents and filled all the gaps in the rv that lead to the out side. Does anyone have any ideas? Should we just take it to be cleaned? Thanks
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Welcome to irv2. I would say you need to find it and get it out if you can. You may need to hire someone to take the system apart. Good luck.
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You didn't say what RV you have, that could be helpful. Is there a place where you can get a vacuum cleaner hose into the ducts, especially near the suspect duct? Might be worth a try.....
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Take it apart. What else can you do?
Insurance paid on two trailers to pull the entire underbelly to get out bees/hive and a rat to check for any other damage.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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Don't use poison. You've found out one of the reasons.

The other is that too often innocent pets and wildlife are also poisoned.

Use mechanical traps and check them frequently.

As far as getting at the dead one you have, I wish you luck. Several years ago I had a big poisoned rat that had been missing for years. It had dug its way into a wall and until that area was repaired, the skeleton wasn't found. It took months for the odor to go away after it was poisoned.
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Smile Mice

I bought one of those mouse traps that you set and it is like a black cyclinder and it catches the mouse right inside of it so you just dipose of the entire cylinder. Works great and you know right where the mouse is. They just seem to get in any little crevice and it is hard to find them all and seal them.
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I bought one of those mouse traps that you set and it is like a black cyclinder and it catches the mouse right inside of it so you just dipose of the entire cylinder. Works great and you know right where the mouse is. They just seem to get in any little crevice and it is hard to find them all and seal them.
These are the traps I use as well, expensive but they contain the little bugger in one place.

Last year I had a mouse literally melt inside of our rig over a weekend when the heat hit 110f. It took 2 days of work to get the dead mouse and smell out of the rig, the only thing to beat that was a dead raccoon under our shed this summer...

Since I installed electronic repellers we have had zero mice in the rig since and believe me when I say they LOVED coming into our rig even though there was nothing there for them to eat. They knew I hated them so made sure to invite all of their friends.
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