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tvfrfireman

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Posted: 10/13/19 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2011 Chevrolet 3500 Crew cab dually and I put a ziplock bag with about a half cup of mixed nuts on the console. Two days later, the sealed bag had a small hole an all the nuts were gone. I opened the hood and took a peak only to find some insulation and two cashews sitting on top of the engine near the firewall. Has anyone else had this problem and where you able to locate the critters means of access to the inside of the cab? Thanks for any help.

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Often times they can get in through the HVAC fresh air intake system even if it means chewing through a cabin filter.
I installed a metal grill over mine.


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Had an air filter box on an F-250 diesel half full of acorns. Never store your truck near the woods [emoticon]

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Get a smoke generator inside the cab and pressurize it with your vacuum on blow so you can see where the holes are.


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Almost impossible to stop the critters. Dont leave food in your vehicle. Toyotas are worse. They did chew through the air box on my moms car.

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winniman wrote:

.....Dont leave food in your vehicle...


Hmmm...bit difficult in a full-time Class-C.

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winniman wrote:

Almost impossible to stop the critters. Dont leave food in your vehicle. Toyotas are worse. They did chew through the air box on my moms car.


Bingo.

Critters can get through holes you wouldn't believe and they will chew through other stuff you wouldn't believe.

Doesn't help while in use but in storage, getting the food out is your best bet.


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From an exterminator friend. Go to your camper one night with a black light. Apparently, mice have no bladder and are constantly peeing. You should be able to see their tracks using a black light and that should lead you to the point of entry (or a nest).


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