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Old 08-16-2016, 10:51 PM   #1
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Mice in ceiling air conditioning

This year our seasonal campground has had a terrible mouse issue. This is the first year we have had issues and boy do we have them. We have heard them in the ceiling. We have blocked every space we can find with foam and steel wool. Set traps and put out decon. Now they are starting to die in the air conditioning tracts...is there any way to clean them out? The stench is terrible.. we found one in the bathroom fan molding loaded with maggots.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:58 PM   #2
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Oh Man. I almost threw up in my mouth. Try gasoline and a match.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:16 AM   #3
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This year our seasonal campground has had a terrible mouse issue. This is the first year we have had issues and boy do we have them. We have heard them in the ceiling. We have blocked every space we can find with foam and steel wool. Set traps and put out decon. Now they are starting to die in the air conditioning tracts...is there any way to clean them out? The stench is terrible.. we found one in the bathroom fan molding loaded with maggots.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:50 AM   #4
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You need to call in a professional exterminator.


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Old 08-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #5
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Wow that's about the worst I've heard of. Apparently we also had mice in our AC ducts over the course of last winters storage. When we turned the AC on during spring set up it looked like it was snowing in our rig from Styrofoam pieces and a few mouse turds blowing out of vents. Luckily the must of left because we haven't heard them or any smells and it doesn't snow anymore when using the AC's.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:18 AM   #6
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As a follow up to my post, last year was the first winter I used an Adco cover on my motor home. It made a convenient way for mickey and friends to get into my RV. Last time I'll be covering my rig during storage.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with my FR Flagstaff. I found and covered every possible entry, or so I thought. They still got in and gravitated to the ceiling AC ducts very easily. When I explain, it may help you, it did me and I ve never had a mouse since.
After much thought and searching I found they were traveling up the vent stack pipe. This black pipe is the same one that eventually exits the roof similar to your home. This pipe comes directly out of the top of the black and or grey tank. Runs vertically in between a wall cavity to the roof. Mr mouse only has to climb up the pipe and he can exit wherever in the ceiling and have the run of the ceiling cavity. Now you wonder how did he access the pipe for the "elevator ride" going up?? Here is what I found, at least on mine, and solved it. The black and or grey tank hang in the frame supports below your floor. Reach above the tank and there is about 1" space or slightly less but enough for a mouse to walk around on top of the tank and take the pipe upward. Eliminate this space by pushing up (prefer tank near empty) and then I used pressure treated wood blocking maybe 3/4x1" is all you can fit. You are essentially pushing and blocking the tank against the floor, thereby eliminating his access to the free pipe elevator ride.
When I found it, I knew it was a no brainier and works flawless. Wood blocks have never come out with the weight of the tank. The are kinda wedged in there. Snug fit but safe, and I ride some pretty rough roads. Long explain but hope this helps..
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I had the same problem with my FR Flagstaff. I found and covered every possible entry, or so I thought. They still got in and gravitated to the ceiling AC ducts very easily. When I explain, it may help you, it did me and I ve never had a mouse since.
After much thought and searching I found they were traveling up the vent stack pipe. This black pipe is the same one that eventually exits the roof similar to your home. This pipe comes directly out of the top of the black and or grey tank. Runs vertically in between a wall cavity to the roof. Mr mouse only has to climb up the pipe and he can exit wherever in the ceiling and have the run of the ceiling cavity. Now you wonder how did he access the pipe for the "elevator ride" going up?? Here is what I found, at least on mine, and solved it. The black and or grey tank hang in the frame supports below your floor. Reach above the tank and there is about 1" space or slightly less but enough for a mouse to walk around on top of the tank and take the pipe upward. Eliminate this space by pushing up (prefer tank near empty) and then I used pressure treated wood blocking maybe 3/4x1" is all you can fit. You are essentially pushing and blocking the tank against the floor, thereby eliminating his access to the free pipe elevator ride.
When I found it, I knew it was a no brainier and works flawless. Wood blocks have never come out with the weight of the tank. The are kinda wedged in there. Snug fit but safe, and I ride some pretty rough roads. Long explain but hope this helps..
Would you be able to post a couple of pictures? I need to do this! Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:30 PM   #9
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Would you be able to post a couple of pictures? I need to do this! Thanks!
Sorry unable, wish I could. Recently traded to another brand, but I still subscribe here because it's a wonderful and helpful site. BTY my new TT has the coroplast enclosed belly, the previous FR with mice issue was open. If yours is open you will easily see what I'm talking about. The tanks have an "L " recess on both edges (long sides) this it where it hangs on the frame cross supports. This is where you gently push up till your tank top contacts the floor bottom and view the space to make the required wood blocking piece. You can use a strip if 3/4" wide plywood of 1/2 " thickness or whatever is needed to bring top of tank to stay up against your floor sub surface. Very simple fix. If you have enclosed belly, that may be another issue, but likely not, if you are getting that kind of mouse activity. Hope this helps. I'll look for successful post.
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Unfortunately we have a sealed underbelly so this won't work for us....this has been a terrible season all we have done is hunt and clean up mice
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