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Old 06-04-2014, 07:29 PM   #11
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Mouse in Windjammer 2608W

Can anyone suggest how a mouse gains entry to a 2608W. Caught him in a trap under the bathroom sink but, for the life of me, I can't find a hole where he got in.

Up the tires for sure but,....then where?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #12
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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Can anyone suggest how a mouse gains entry to a 2608W. Caught him in a trap under the bathroom sink but, for the life of me, I can't find a hole where he got in.

Up the tires for sure but,....then where?
I can't speak for your specific unit, but where my plumbing enters the bathroom cabinet, there are rather large holes which lead back down to the undercarriage. I fully expected to find evidence of a mouse in there once I saw the little fella, but to date have not. They can climb and tightrope quite well and from what I have heard can squeeze into openings the size of a pencil! The refrigerator vent area might be an access point, from what I have read (I have a residential fridge so don't have that extra opening).

I wish you luck in keeping them out.
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The DW and I were getting ready to go out on our first extended camping trip - 9 nights - 2 weeks ago, departing on that Friday before Memorial Day. On one of the days we went to the storage herd to check on some things, I open the pass-thrustorage door and see the dreaded pellets and urine from a rodent. I go around to the other side to look deeper, move a few things around, more pellets and sure enough, see a little mouse running away from me! I didn't see if he vacated or not, so I proceed with unloading everything from the storage area. Panicked DW goes to store to get traps, glue boards, etc.

I end up finding nest area inside one of our outdoor carpets - find it when I am moving it and hear squeaking noise coming from inside! Luckily for me - not so much for the mouse - only one small mouse in there, but it had to be dealt with (sorry animal lovers). No sign of other mice nor of the live one I saw earlier.

So we load up the storage, this time traps ready, and come back next day; nothing trapped, more pellets, mouse starting to tick me off!

Come back next nite, glue trap is missing. Strong mouse, I'm thinking. But I unload storage again to take closer look around. Look behind panel where Dirt Devil central vac is located, shine light inside, see strange looking rope with multiple colors. Then it occurs to me - it's a snake! He actually has the glue trap stuck to part of his body. DW is really freaking out now! She goes to buy some snake repellant while I try to get snake out. Bug spray forces him further under bottom of sealed coach. Repellant eventually drives him out while I'm there, comes out of the bottom near steps, pin head down with a stick and grab rest of body - glue trap limited his mobility. Apologies again to animal lovers, but I had to kill it - I don't know at this point if poisonous or not, and not trying to find out the hard way! Ends up being about a 5 foot corn snake - fond of mice, and good climbers.

The good news, and moral to the story, is I saw no more signs of mice after the snake's visit, and we had a good trip. Probably should have left the snake in for the future, but that would be problematic - imagine waking up with a snake on your pillow!! Hopefully rodent and snake repellant in place along with traps will help in future.

I hope none of you have had similar visitors to your coaches!!
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