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Old 04-23-2016, 02:41 PM   #1
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Little things found in RV

We went to replace the bedding in the RV after it being in storage for the past 3 weeks. We had stripped the bed when we returned from Texas. We found about a dozen little droppings of some kindon the mattress an more on my t-shirts in the drawer. They vary in size but are generaly about 1/8" long, maybe 1/32" in diameter,with most much smaller. Anyone have any idea what these may be from? We also found a couple of dead asian bettles but I don't think there is any relationship there. HELP!!
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Old 04-23-2016, 03:31 PM   #2
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Mouse/pack rat?
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hi

X2 for DODICK

We had the same problem. Placed a few of the round traps baited with peanut butter and all in all trapped about 6 of the little critters.

All clear now.

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Old 04-23-2016, 04:32 PM   #4
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Yep MICE, probably more than one.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:17 PM   #5
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Sounds like field mice to me
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #6
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Agree with others ... MICE.
There is a potential for exposure to Hantavirus.
Read more here : http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:39 PM   #7
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About those traps, I heard someone recommend that traps be set OUTSIDE your rig so what you are trying to capture isn't attracted to something INSIDE your rig, or what's inside your rig gets baited and trapped outside. Kinda makes sense but I've never had to do this.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:54 AM   #8
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If evidence is found inside, I put my trap lines out both inside and outside.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:50 AM   #9
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As a percussion when we store for the season we put our mattress in a plastic mattress bag as well as our recliners and Sofa. You can reuse the bags from season to season. We once had Pack Rats what a mess!
their droppings are larger then a mouse.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:12 PM   #10
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Poison blocks work way better than traps. Put the blocks inside and outside. The ones I buy have a hole in the middle so you can put them in a bait station. Put string through the holes and tie them to the tires and jacks so the squirrels can't carry them away. I build walls around the jacks and tires. If you have mice inside the trailer you will see the blocks have been chewed on. I've only had them inside 1 year using this method and just a couple of the blocks were chewed on, no damage to the inside and no stinking dead shriveled up mice to pull out of traps. The outside blocks are chewed on and some are completely gone every year.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:47 PM   #11
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Is it possible for a family pet to eat the outside baits?
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:18 AM   #12
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I use Cab Fresh and have never had an issue with mice. Been using it for years. Farmers here in the upper Midwest use it in their machinery. Our camper is parked outside behind the garage.I put two pouch's inside and one in the storage area each fall. Her is a link to the comapny's web site. http://www.earthkind.com/products/fe...dent-repellent.
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