Squirrels a problem? Why, yes!

Squirrels a problem? Why, yes!

PostBy: valley trash On: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:32 am

I have a self made problem here. Due to certain situations ive been keeping a few bags of garbage in my shed out behind my house and it seems as though these rodents have taken a liking to my fodder. Ive removed the said trash and they have since moved on to munching on fuel lines on my outboard and ice auger and such. The humanitarian in me left a long time ago, so at this point im willing to eat the intruder bones and whole. Is there any simple solution besides a bullet that im overlooking possibly.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:37 am

DeCon works great ..... and if your on a budget, a little antifreeze mixed with some food works great as well. Just keep the pets away. ;)
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PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:50 pm

I have a simple rule, If it comes near the house it gets shot. Dose not matter what it is, well except the deer. I learned being nice guy is a bad idea. I would not poison them because they may die in the wrong place.

My take this week, three wood chucks and a very fat raccoon.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:10 pm

We don't use a commercial trash hauler but choose to take our trash ourselves to the county landfill. We store the accumulating trash in a tall, plastic garden cabinet like you'd have on the patio or next to a pool. Every time we empty the container, we sprinkle some tasty tricks on the floor and that has taken care of any critters that have come around. We've been doing that for 10 years or so and never have had a problem. We also have a good mouser that hangs around the outside of the house. Good luck, Lisa
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PostBy: valley trash On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:59 am

lowfog01 wrote:we sprinkle some tasty tricks on the floor


Do these tasty tricks have a name?
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PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:41 am

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PostBy: SheepDog68 On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:47 am

I once rented a house on the lake that folks had fed the squirrels and enjoyed "nature" until they decided to come on in and live in the house! What a mess! They chewed through the walls even coming all the way inside once!! Mostly they just lived in the walls chewing on what ever took their fancy and making noise all night til you could not sleep.

Two years and 36 squirrels later (On a 50 foot lake front lot!) we had things under control. I still can not "enjoy" watching squirrels, but over the years have gotten to where I don't reach for my gun every time I see one!

Once they learn where to go for "food" you will have to kill all of them to get you shed back! Then patch up the holes as well as you can and be prepared to do it all over again as needed!

I have fought them in several places and think you should use all of the tool available to you! Shooting them is an obvious answer and I generally will run a live trap as well (Don't want to kill a pet etc.) and then pop them once they are caught!

I also run the commercial style locking bait boxes for rats and mice, have a cat that loves to hunt as well as a dog that just loves ground hogs etc.

SD


:)
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:28 am

Been discussed here before:

How To Repel Squirrels

I had 1 red and 2 gray squirrels living in the attic a few years ago, they chewed through the screen on a gable vent. Nasty little buggers.
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Re: Squirrels a problem? Why, yes!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:44 am

valley trash wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:we sprinkle some tasty tricks on the floor


Do these tasty tricks have a name?


I don't have a specific name - just some stuff I pick up at the insecticide/pest aisle at the HD. They go for it first because it's easiest, just laying there. It works well for us. We never have had a problem with mice or squirrels although something did chew a hole through the bottom of the container. Good Luck, Lisa
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PostBy: WNY On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:53 am

Yes, my mom had a few chew thru the eve of the house and tried living in the attic, a squirrel guy put one way gates on the holes and they could get out but not back in, they were a pain in the butt.... :(

Our town is noted for squirrels, they even have large fiberglass ones throughout the city....oh boy.
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PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:21 am

Havahart traps for squeamish : http://www.havahart.com/store/live-animal-traps

or

1000 fps instant solution for the woodsman :
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:16 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:Havahart traps for squeamish : http://www.havahart.com/store/live-animal-traps

or

1000 fps instant solution for the woodsman :


I like it. My husband always says the Micro wave isn't fast enough for me. :D
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:58 am

Does the grill come into play after the problem is taken care of...
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:05 pm

For very short range pest control Try some CCI Shot Shells . 8-)
9mm , 38 Special/.357Mag, .40 S&W, .44Special/.44Mag , .45 ACP, and .45 Colt.
The work well out to 30'-35'.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:47 pm

WNY,that's a strange part of NY---what good does putting large fiberglass squirrels throughout the city do :?: :bang: :oops2: :lol:
WNY wrote:Yes, my mom had a few chew thru the eve of the house and tried living in the attic, a squirrel guy put one way gates on the holes and they could get out but not back in, they were a pain in the butt....
Our town is noted for squirrels, they even have large fiberglass ones throughout the city....oh boy.
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