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Old 07-13-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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Mouse in the 'House'

We are camping in Colorado Springs and awoke to some scratching noise Saturday morning. Pulled open the bottom drawer by the nightstand and found shredded paper and wood shavings among my socks. Droppings in the sewer compartment leads me to believe that's the way the little varmint got in by running up the sewer hose entry and worked his way under the bed over to that area. I pulled the hose and capped it off, set traps, and luckily he is gone. Is there some type of escutcheon for the sewer hose entry point, so I don't have to reconnect every time I need to dump?
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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Just put some moth balls in the compartment. You can put them in some sort of container if you want - we use one of the metal tea strainers. They come with a short chain and a clip so they're easy to hang. We also keep them in the engine compartment. Mice won't come anywhere around the odor.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:26 PM   #3
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Check the inverter fan hole. I increased the diameter to gain more airflow, and added a screen to eliminate the mouse flow. I put salt shakers with cotton balls and peppermint oil to deter them from the bays.... I also use rodent proof expanding foam anytime I install any......

Maybe Bclemons will chime in, but I thought the water and sewer lines were foamed up.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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Check the inverter fan hole. I increased the diameter to gain more airflow, and added a screen to eliminate the mouse flow. I put salt shakers with cotton balls and peppermint oil to deter them from the bays.... I also use rodent proof expanding foam anytime I install any......

Maybe Bclemons will chime in, but I thought the water and sewer lines were foamed up.
Where we think it/they came in is through the bottom of the compartment that is normally capped until you connect the sewer hose. Sewer hose 3" versus 5" screw-cap. Would send a picture, but internet connection doesn't allow it.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:55 PM   #5
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Skip what if you tried one of those foam donuts that you use in the sewer pipe connection, If you made a slice in it to rap around the hose and increase the inside diameter of the donut so it makes a tight fit around the hose, then you could stuff it in the compartment opening,sort of like a cork with a hose in the center.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:29 PM   #6
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Skip what if you tried one of those foam donuts that you use in the sewer pipe connection, If you made a slice in it to rap around the hose and increase the inside diameter of the donut so it makes a tight fit around the hose, then you could stuff it in the compartment opening,sort of like a cork with a hose in the center.
Where do you find something like that?
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local hardware store in the plumbing dept
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Where do you find something like that?
You can also get them from Amazon
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:19 PM   #9
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Thanks, everyone, for your input!
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Mice also don't like to chew through steel wool. I keep a package of it in a plastic bag and use it to stuff the access hole for the electric cord, a 5" hole with only a 1.5" cable going through it. It stays dry and doesn't rust as it would if used in the sink for pots and pans.

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