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Old 09-25-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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Mouse in the house, or so I thought

Two weeks before my last outing in the motorhome, I went to check the supplies and I noticed nibblings on some of our dry products. Roman noodles, dry pasta boxes and even some tissue boxes have been chewed on.
All of this was weeks since our previous outing and there were no problems between then and this discovery.
I did a thorough search of the Motorhome but found no signs of a new resident, no droppings, no nests, no squeaky sounds.

Not wanting to bring vermin with us, it was time for a act of desperation. A standard wallyworld mouse trap with a touch pf peanut butter as bait was in order.

I set the trap on the shelf under the sink.
The next day the trap was sprung, but empty. Not to far away was the corpse of the culprit...

Not a mouse, a Chipmunk

Then it all clicked together. A week or two before, my girlfriend noticed that a chipmunk entered our MH while I had the door open (as it normally is in the daytime hours in our back yard).
I figured that the critter left as fast as he went in, but I was wrong. Apparently the chipmunk likes our MH accommodations better than his backyard home.

Moral of the story is:
If you want to keep you private space, Private, at least close the screen door !
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
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Mouse in the house versus The Little Woman: can not exhist on the same planet.

Cheeky mouse nibbled TLW's Ivory Soap in the shower soap dish, and left a calling card on the soap. That was an Official Declaration Of War. It took sticky paper under all cabinets to win the battle. No chance of making the 'Stream impermeable but so far that's the only one.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:18 AM   #3
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I had 4 legged critter leaks in my 77 Argosy MH. They did not seal them very well.
Other than leaving the door open, the 84 MH is sealed fairly tight. One other entry point I need to watch is if I am working on the engine and leave the dog house cover off. I have had a cat find its way in through there.
One bit of frustration with the chipmunk was that I never found a nest or droppings. With all the hiding spots behind cabinets and bunks, it is hard to check everywhere. I did develop a wiring problem with my aftermarket rear view camera during this, and I wonder if the little bugger gnawed through the cable?
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