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Old 01-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Those BIG openings for electric & cable?

Is there something that can be used to close those huge holes that will keep creepy crawlies out once the electric cord, cables & extention cords are run?

We had a couple of mice checking for new digs after just a couple of days of having the electric plugged in here at home and we've transported ....eeeek.....SPIDERS..... eeewwww..... and probably other arachnids & insects that have discovered the gateway into the storage compartments.
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There is a product called critter catchers or something like it that can be purchased and installed on those areas where the little rascals gain access. Being frugal, I purchased a foam kneeling pad from the Dollar store. I cut a circle the size of the opening and then cut it halfway through and cut a circle the size of my water hose in the center. I inserted it into the water hose access hole and ran the water hose through the center hole. I did the same for the power cord and have not had any critters. The sewer hose was a different story as it runs through a sleeve under the access area. I placed fine steel wool pads around the sewer hose at the point where it went through the floor. So far, no new friends. Total cost, $1.00 for the kneeling pad and $1.25 for the steel wool.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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aahhhh..... good suggestion!

Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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steel wool or even better is copper wool, (a copper scrubby)
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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At a canine agility competition in Sacramento a couple months ago I got a couple of small frogs in the electrical compartment. Quickest little rascals l've ever chased around. Foam is my future. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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Had been just using some old towels and stuffed them in there. I may try the copper scrubbers.
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steel wool or even better is copper wool, (a copper scrubby)
Some of that spray in foam insulation would probably work too, for around the sewer pipe.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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I just cut some pieces of plywood just a bit larger than the hole and then cut a notch out of one side to just fit the cable/hose. I usually put a rock on top of it.

Should stop larger critters. I may put some foam around the opening to make the opening even smaller.

I use it for the power, water, and the cables from my portable sat dish.

You can see it in the bottom corner of the picture

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If you are talking about openings that get opend and closed during travel and depending upon use, try packing some steelwool in any gaps.
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