|Forum topic by Ken Fitzpatrick||posted 12-31-2011 10:14 PM||1335 views||0 times favorited||33 replies|
12-31-2011 10:14 PM
Since this is the only site I belong to, and since I have spent almost the entire afternoon looking for an answer, I thought I would post this and ask for advice.
I have what appears to be droppings that are black and very moist in varying lenghts that smell musty. Several months ago I found the same thing but quite a bit more, mounded on itself and much more musty smelling. We don’t use this room in our home and there is a door that has weather stripping on the bottom that seperates it from the rest of our home.
My first inclination was to believe it was some type of mold. I cleaned up every thing I could placing it in a plastic bag sealing it and putting in the trash. I then used a comercial mold and mildew spray cleaner. With windows open and a little time the smell went away.
I went back in this morning to start to finish the room so that we could use it and found what is in the picture above. Internet pictures would lead one to believe that this is not mold but either spider or mouse droppings. If you look closely the very left side of the picture has a new dropping? that appears to have a fluid around it.
Needless to say this has me baffeled and would appreciate it if anyone who recognizes this could give me some info on what it is and how to permanently get rid of it.
I know this isn’t woodworking but it is actually keeping me from my woodworking worrying about getting rid of this problem.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide and a Happy New Year with Peace, Good Health and Happiness to all.
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