Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Pest Control

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-15-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 199
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Mystery of the day/Pest paranoia


I am finding small shredded pieces of what looks like dirty cotton in my yard. Just a few pieces here and there. We have had a few windy days here so at first I thought nothing of it, that it was just random debris. But then I found another piece today. Looks almost like little chunks of pillow stuffing.

When I found the piece today it made me paranoid, got me thinking about the mouse we found in the house at the beginning of Winter. We found one dead mouse in the basement, at which point I put multiple baits around the outside of the perimeter and multiple traps and bait stations around the basement. That was September or October. It was the only sign we have ever seen of mice in the house since then and we have had no issues since, leading me to believe it was just a straggler who found his way inside rather than an infestation.

So today I went around my foundation looking for any evidence of places where the material may be getting pulled out of my rim joist insulation, such as more fragments closer to the house or caught between the foundation and siding, and found nothing. Checked all insulation from the inside of the basement and nothing look chewed up or deteriorated. Soffits are all aluminum, and tucked behind aluminum fascia wrap, which is tucked behind the drip edge flashing. No big gaps that I can see.

So it does not appear on the face of it that I have a mouse problem or that any of my insulation has visibly damage, but I am still wondering why I am finding fragments of cotton in my yard. Anybody ever encountered this before? Do house mice or rats even drag insulation material out of the house? I thought they built their nests in place rather than taking the material some place else. Am I paranoid and just looking at squirrel or birds' nest fragments or maybe random garbage that blew in from outside my lawn?


Last edited by eharri3; 03-15-2014 at 09:39 AM.
eharri3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #2
bbo
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Packerland !!
Posts: 1,016
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Mystery of the day/Pest paranoia


Cottonwood tree? maybe too early for that though.

location?

pics?

bbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,740
Rewards Points: 18
Default

Mystery of the day/Pest paranoia


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZyVZFJGX5g[/ame]
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toilet Bowl Mystery roztom Plumbing 5 01-31-2014 11:05 AM
mystery sound coming from water main denemante Plumbing 3 06-20-2012 11:17 AM
Bathroom Rough-In- Mystery Vent flyboy Plumbing 10 04-10-2012 09:37 PM
Mystery Light Switch smokey847 Electrical 3 02-04-2012 10:44 PM
Mystery Basement Leak vanishingson Building & Construction 18 12-30-2011 10:00 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.