Last Monday, DH went into our RV and told me that he could smell something like sour milk in it. So I went to see and cleaned the zinc area thinking it might be coming from the drain. The next day, the smell was still there and was a bit stronger. On Wednesday, I decided to try to find out where this smell was coming from. I search and finally told DH, it is stronger in the bedroom and especially around the ceiling fan area. At first, he thought I was out to lunch but decided to take the frame out from around the fan - just to satisfy me. LOL Well, guess what, it was filled with urine and fecal and we started to hear some noises from the ceiling. We now know we have a mother squirrel and we think she has had her little ones up there too. We have tried to entice her with food to come down but no go.
The smell is so bad that we cannot stay in the RV for any great amount of time. We have called our local RV dealer and have made an appointment for them to clean it out. The earliest they can work on it is June 22nd and it is a long and very expensive job. On top of that, the only way they can do this is to remove the ceiling. The insurance company does not cover any rodent damage. So DH and I removed all the clothing, bedding, and foods. We also removed all furniture with the exception of the chesterfield. We even removed all the drawers and the mattress. I have washed all that could be washed and am storing it everything in the house until our problem is resolved.
If anyone has a suggestion on how to get that !^%&*(( squirrel family out of there, please let us know. The longer she is up there, the worst the mess to be cleaned up.
That is my tale of woo for today.
On a better subject, we are seeing a lot of mother ducks and their ducklings going by on the lake. The ducklings are getting a bit bigger and are so cute. I do love living on the lake.
Have a great day!
4 days ago