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Old 06-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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Advice on mice.

Bought a 2005 16' Bambi Safari this week. Seemed in decent shape, but had been sitting for years. Looked nice and clean when I inspected it. The ride home was bumpy, though. Went inside after getting her home and there were 500 mouse turds on the bed. On further inspection I discovered they were coming from inside/behind the cabinetry. I removed the side panels of the cabinetry (where the wiring and speakers are) to discover a massive nest full of turds and dried urine. I was able to remove a lot of the mess but I can only reach so far behind the cabinetry. They dug a passageway through the insulation and were traveling back and forth behind the cabinets. So, I'm sure the insulation behind the cabinets is also full of turds. Is there a way to remove those cabinets and clean all the insulation out? I'd like to avoid having mouse turds rain down on my face while I'm sleeping.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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Beyond disgusting. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Mice are beyond persistent and able to get through spaces so small you would shake your head. And, they can chew through just about anything. If they have tunneled through the insulation (and it surely sounds like they have), AND if you push this issue about eliminating any possible residue, you'd probably have to clean out your entire interior, pull the skins, clean out whatever you find that shouldn't be there....and re-rivet. If it were me, I would DEFINITELY drop the belly pan because you ain't seen nothing until you do that. I would leave the interior alone after making sure that all the lights and electrical outlets are solid (no chewing through insulation)....and I'd consider talking to an exterminator about residual effects of mouse manure/urine on your health -- particularly in a closed in space like an A/S.
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