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Old 10-02-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Mice in ceiling

I have mice running around in my ceiling and need to know how to gain access to place mouse traps. Unless someone has another option to try.
I have a crossroads rezerve 2015 travel trailer 29rl.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the Rezerve but I have a had a bit of experience with rodents.

Use pure peppermint oil on cottonballs to help keep them out. Posion is not the best answer as they tend to die in very unaccessable spaces (I had one with a nest on top of a radio) so I had to take cabinets apart, etc. to clean out the mess.

Quatanary ammonia will help sanitize spaces and remove the odor but not until you get all the crud out. Plug the holes where you find them with steel wool and rodent foam (available at the big box stores, etc.).

I've got to pull a furnace out of mine since I had a critter come up a water line and build a nest inside the furnace (smells terrible when the furnace comes on).

Good luck on getting that critter out. Sometimes the best you can hope for is to drive them out with the peppermint oil (FreshCab seems to work well). Start looking for places to take down grates, pull down lights, etc. to put your traps up.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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Much appreciated
I will give it a try
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:54 PM   #4
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Do you have speakers in the ceiling? If so remove the speaker and set a trap or 2 around the speaker opening in the roof. Tie a string to the traps in case they move out of reach once a mouse is caught.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:48 AM   #5
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If you have a skylight, remove the inner part (just some screws) and you have access to the ceiling.

The skylights usually consist of the top part, which is outside on the roof, and the inner part. I have removed ours in order to put some reflectix up there as I do not want a skylight. Too much light and heat come in. It's easy to put back with the screws too. You may want to leave it off for the mouse season so you can empty the traps.

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Old 10-03-2015, 08:02 AM   #6
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If you have a small cat, put him up in the ceiling also.

Just kidding. Loneoaks advice is perfect. I would add string to the traps, I've seen some mice crawl off with them, and if they do, that would be a smelly mess.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:31 PM   #7
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"Stickie Traps" w/ a bit of bait(peanut butter) in center AND Yes with a string to pull trap back to your opening. Never want missing dead rodents smelling up camper.
One captured family member brings rest of family to "stickie" & even w/ only one leg not stuck rodents can move traps
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:36 PM   #8
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On ours, even the inner part of the bathroom skylight is boxed in with white paneling, so no access to the attic. The only access I had was by removing several of the ceiling speakers. I used sticky traps and to keep the insulation from getting stuck to the trap, I used several small wood blocks to keep it above the trap.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:43 AM   #9
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I would like to suggest you to use peppermint oil on a cotton ball to get mice out of your house. I had an experience of dealing with large amount of rodents at my house, I was getting very fed up, as they were shearing all over curtains and bed sheets. Than One of my neighbour suggested me to call pest control rats Sacramento to get rid of this problem. If You need, you can also take help from them or can contact them at:-
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:40 PM   #10
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I've considered renting out "Killer." Holly has 8 confirmed mouse kills plus a dozen moles and 4 birds.

Notice the glowing eyes. She hypnotizes her prey with them.
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