Nightmare!!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Ali n Tim, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Ali n Tim

    Ali n Tim Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    4,035
    Location:
    Maidstone Kent
    So there we are happily loading the 'bus' for our trip to Spain and Portugal via the tunnel first thing Monday :Smile: when I manage to drop something(about the size of a credit card with info re the alarm system) down the back of the Truma heater. Pulling out the drawer above we can just about see into the space behind the heater we find the card but also what looks suspiciously like mouse droppings :Eeek:
    Further investigation reveals droppings in the adjacent compartment housing the boiler!! We decide, as droppings are rock hard,they are probably old but just in case have left a mickey picnic of Ryvita and cheese to see if we get any takers! :Eeek:
    Further bulletin tomorrow morning! Wish us luck:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,357
    Likes Received:
    14,803
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Good Luck hope Mr Mouse has long gone, and he has left no unwanted surprises for you,
     
  3. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,340
    Likes Received:
    9,763
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Try a piece of Snickers bar. Works much better than cheese. Hope the mice have well gone!

    Enjoy your trip.
     
  4. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    326
    Location:
    Shatterford
    Mouse

    Don't fret. When you start the engine & move off, the vibration will panic the little bugger(s) & they will abandon ship.
    Happened to us whilst RV ing in Canada & after the wife had me going bonkers with a head torch on all night that is exactly what happened:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Yorick

    Yorick Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    3,929
    Likes Received:
    5,695
    Location:
    Lanzarote
    If you don't have a Pet Passport for them, they won't be allowed back in. Job sorted :Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Ali n Tim

    Ali n Tim Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    4,035
    Location:
    Maidstone Kent
    Of course! Why didn't I think of that :Doh:
     
  7. MHVirgins

    MHVirgins

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,890
    Likes Received:
    3,165
    Location:
    South of Scotland

    Aaagghh! Hope you have ousted them for good now, but was the van parked up for a while, or had you been moving it on a regular basis?

    Just wondered because Bill found mouse droppings on the driver's seat and worktop several weeks back. How on earth the mouse thought his little feet would reach the pedals, I'll never know:Doh: However, haven't seen any tell tale signs since then..........we move ours every day, but it's still a bit of a worry:Eek!:

    Love Yorick's comments on the Pet Passport, but try stopping these stowaways:Laughing: Good luck!

    Margaret:BigGrin:
     
  8. Ali n Tim

    Ali n Tim Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    4,035
    Location:
    Maidstone Kent
    We were last out in the 'bus' 3 weeks ago and it's been parked on our drive since then. But to be honest we had never looked closely in the space behind the heater so the droppings may have been there for some time maybe even before we bought it (Dec 2012) :Eeek:
    We'll find out in the morning if the little b**#%@s are still around. :pray:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Emmenay

    Emmenay Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    274
    Location:
    Anywhere
    One sure fire way of catching a mouse is with a small dob of peanut butter in a trap, humane or not you can't afford to worry!
     
  10. FULL TIMER

    FULL TIMER Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Messages:
    796
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    NORWICH
    WE got them in the cab luckily it's separate from the living area but what a hell of a job to get rid of it took weeks of laying traps until I found out how they were getting in , the peanut butter was definitely the best lure, cheese is a bit of a myth and doesn't actually attract them. Beware they can do a hell of a lot of damage to your vehicle electrics they seem to love eating the wiring I did have to rewire a couple of motorhomes a few years back and renew quite a bit under the bonnet of my Nissan Navara just before I sold it.
     
  11. Ali n Tim

    Ali n Tim Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    4,035
    Location:
    Maidstone Kent
    Phew!

    Thankfully no-one accepted the invitation to the picnic!! :BigGrin:

    Obviously we will keep an eye on it! As far as we can tell there is no evidence of chewed cables or anything else :Eeek:

    Thanks for the advice on what to put in the traps :thumb:
     
  12. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,563
    Likes Received:
    25,747
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Bring them down here to the sun drenched Algarve.

    They can make friends with Mr and Mrs and Ms Portuguese Mouse who will teach them how to deal with sun burn.

    They will LOVE the local cheese so much they will not eat your wires. :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014
    • Like Like x 1
  13. cruiser

    cruiser Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,930
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Location:
    northampton
    not to sure if mice or ants are worse.we had ants that we picked up in the south of france.took three weeks to get rid of them.they had gone by the time we got back to the ferry.just thinking about all those passports.thanks a lot yorick.:Eeek:
     
  14. Mastercamper

    Mastercamper Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    1,957
    Location:
    Northumberland Flag Flier
    the wife had me going bonkers with a head torch on all night :thumb:[/QUOTE]


    Never yet happened to me!!!

    Got 2 lovely brown mice living in the scuttle of my Combo van at home though.

    David
     

Share This Page