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Old 10-24-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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I noticed white granular stuff on the foor of the motor home one day. Didn't know where it came from. Cleaned it up.
A couple of weeks later I noticed this.

Something had chewed 4 out of 6 cold air return vents in the ceiling! I checked the roof top units and they are completely sealed. Nothing could have gotten in thru them.
I took off all the vents and checked out the shaft, and there's nothing dead in there, which is good. But where did it come from? And what could it have been?
I replaced the vent covers, and have had nothing since.
Any ideas?
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I noticed white granular stuff on the foor of the motor home one day. Didn't know where it came from. Cleaned it up.
A couple of weeks later I noticed this.

Something had chewed 4 out of 6 cold air return vents in the ceiling! I checked the roof top units and they are completely sealed. Nothing could have gotten in thru them.
I took off all the vents and checked out the shaft, and there's nothing dead in there, which is good. But where did it come from? And what could it have been?
I replaced the vent covers, and have had nothing since.
Any ideas?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:05 AM   #3
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Field mice. I keep "bait" in the bays. They can get into anything. Set some traps also. I use peanut butter on mine. I haven't had a problem in a while. In my last motor home one got stuck in the metal floor grate from the furnace and died trying to get out of the duct- I guess he forgot how he got in.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:35 AM   #4
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Yeah, definitely mice of some kind. They can sure get in some places you think they shouldn't be able to get into. I had one chew through the generator fuel line once... just enough so it sucked air and made the gen run weird.

I'm more in favor of traps than bait. Always been afraid that they'd eat the poison bait then crawl into some inaccessible spot to die where they'd stink and I couldn't get to them. With traps you can properly dispose of the body.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:09 AM   #5
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I posted in another area about my recent problem with these guys.

FIRST SECTION

SECOND SECTION

We finally got the "little" bugger and my wife and MIL spent 4 hrs. yesterday cleaning and sanitizing the coach. I still have to pull some casework apart and foam the penetrations, as well as make some cabinet mods but at least he/she/it is gone. Hopefully there are no more lurking since this is a major PITA to deal with.

I am going to get bait traps and place all around the coach parking area, as well as further away where they are "congregating".
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