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Old 09-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
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Squirrell underneath floor of slide out...HELP!!

Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!
Mousefree might work
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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You could also try mouse cab
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I hear they like nuts and acorns
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #6
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It could b birds ? How big is the hole?
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:16 PM   #7
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Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!
We had a squirrel issue when we still had our Cardinal fifth wheel. They caused a lot of damage including chewing through the hydraulic lines for the slide. They also had babies in the underbelly and used the insulation to make nests in the speaker cabinets. We could not get them out so I pulled all the underbelley panels off the unit and cleaned up the mess. It was a huge mess and a big problem. I really hope you can get your rodents out before they do significant damage. They can cause other damage too because they will chew through anything including wires. I don't want to scare you but it is important to get the little tree rats out.
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Has anyone tried this? I am not confident that it will wok as advertised. Be nice to hear some empiracle evidence.
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We got stuff called “Sniff ‘N’ Stop.” Odorants pouches all natural. It could be squirrels, mice, rats or birds. If it’s birds they don’t smell things and they don’t have saliva glands. That’s why you can put chili powder in bird seed to keep the squirrels from eating the seed.
We had a mouse that ate through my husbands 6 month old 3500 Silverado A/C box. Why???? Because the manufacturers are using Soy in the plastics and coating for wiring. Put food in front of them they are gonna eat it. You could spray ammonia up where the nest is. Pull as much nesting out if you can. DO NOT USE POISONS. If the critter dies in there you might as well burn your trailer. You will not get rid of the stench in there. Please let us know how you make out.
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Talking Rodent problem

Also I have bought coyote urine on line to get rid of squirrels, raccoons other problem critters. Sounds nasty but it works
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Has anyone tried this? I am not confident that it will wok as advertised. Be nice to hear some empiracle evidence.
This stuff works great used it first year we stored the rv no mice second year got lazy didn't re apply had a varmint chewed some linemen in a draw. Will reapply this fall for sure.
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Those are all fine ideas. ......but close the hole once gone. Iíll attach a picture of what I fabricated. Any hole invite rodents. Plenty of mice will live in the enclosed belly. After diligence and hours of sealing I never have a mouse. I also never use or need repellents of any type. Year round.
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Iíd get a couple of the insect smoke bombs and set them off while holding them at the opening your referring too. The ones Iíve used are a can, about the size of a coke can, you push in on the lever on top of can and it fogs the area. Iím sure you can hold on to these and direct it to a certain area. The fog will for sure drive them out and then you can seal up the opening.
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After our squirrel problem I did what poper did. I too used aluminum lashing to close the holes. Mice can get in very small holes so you have to be very careful and try to identify any small crack that can allow them in. After ripping out the bottom panels and cleaning out the underbelley of our fifth wheel we were very diligent in looking for and closing off access holes. We did not have any more problems with rodents. Iused the same strategy on our boat and now with our new trailer I am have done the same. The nice thing about our new little E-Pro is that there is no slide and no retractable landing gear. These were the access points in our fifth wheel trailer. In any case I hope you can rid your trailer of these pests. They can be a real problem.
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Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!
Moth Balls work great and are cheap. Rodents, bugs etc., be gone.
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Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!
In have used a product called Animal-B-Gone by Orthro. It is not a poison but full of botanical stuff that the critters don't like. We have used it to keep mice and squirrels out of my truck and our rental house and RV. not a problem and only need to spray around about every 30 days.
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You need to get it out first.....

We had a bird problem in a house vent and we used a magnet so that they could push their way out through the cover but couldn't return. If you trap them in, they will just eat their way out through another part of your rig. Plus if they die in there.... yuck.

You might have to fabricate something out of metal.

This homemade excluder is a pretty cheap solution
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Sure!! Buckshot works great and will not miss!? :0
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Hi!! As we are preparing to close the TT for the winter, we noticed that underneath the bedroom slide out, there is grass sticking out from the hole just above where one of the cylinder enters the slide out...we have a Windjammer and the underbelly is entirely closed! Anyone know of a product to shoot in there to make sure the beast is out before we close...or any other suggestion would be appreciated!! Thank-you very much!!


To get them out of ceilings of apartments we used ammonia in a spray bottle and then closed off the holes. Another thing is they usually hunt for food in the early morning so you may catch them when theyíre out. They usually have babies in the spring and if they have a nest good luck getting them out.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:37 PM   #20
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Tks to all for the responses!!! Great forum and good people!!

Decided to talk with a yard guy who works in an RV wholesale company...he said that they get a lot of problems from critters and for him, the only way to get a squirrel away from it's winter stash, is to catch him in a cage. That's exactly what we did, with peanut butter as bate and let me tell you, he was mad like hell!! Now, he's a long...long...way from home!!
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