My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:55 pm

ok.... this is the "ticket" then.... just ordered up my fly crap and ill be careful (im not worried about kids or domestic animals to much because this is pretty secluded area). Google damb sure did not have this solution so GG to the dude who gave this tip :punk: TY

I am going to spray the shed with some cheapo oil of some sort anyways (i prolly should have done that from the start) But i paid the extra $$$ to get 100% Cedar wood so i could enjoy its rustic beauty and smell :(
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:00 pm

the problem is that we are all living / eating to well these days...eat more squrirrel...the problem will graudually go away, and ur food (meat) bill will go down...
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:02 pm

buffalo bob wrote:the problem is that we are all living / eating to well these days...eat more squrirrel...the problem will graudually go away, and ur food (meat) bill will go down...

:sick:
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:05 pm

Spray it down with pepper spray, that will make their eyes water....lol
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:06 pm

dc, what a sissy ass. You should get rid of the critters so ya still got a shed :clap: toothy Come spring & the oil or whatever smell is gone--get some of this (any local refinishing shop should be able to get it for ya) & douse the shed--I've used it on a lot of cedar chests I've built/restored--ya know outside, that cedar smell only lasts--NOT VERY LONG ;) ORRRR, go right to the Van Dyke website
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:28 pm

dcrane wrote:well, if they were all climbing your house and ripping out shingles and windows and hopping up on the roof looking down on you smiling while they beat their chests like lil' gorillas you might think the same way

They are not doing that though. They are gnawing a few 2x 4 in your shed.

Moth balls or powdered ammonia have been used as a repellent or add a strip to the bottom of the door.

It's the knee jerk reaction I find all too revealing in human behavior. The unwillingness to put up with the slightest intrusion to what we regard as ours. Kill it without trying other things. In China they killed off the song birds.

We probably owe our very existence to those among us in the distant past who felt a rapport with the animals they came into contact with. The deepest understanding of the evolution of human behavior has been through animal studies, not in laboratories but in the wild.

Wanton killing is the subject, not squirrels.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Possibly---that rustic cedar was a tree w/ a nice squirrel nest w/ babies when they took it down. The clan of squirrels you are now dealing with are possibly all relatives of that family & have spent a life time tracking you down. Ain't pay backs a bitch? Just remember, those squirrels were there way before you. Build a nice squirrel home/nest to detract them from your shed. Do some research. My forefathers learned how to live with nature, how far we've sunk to the depths. The creator put us on this Earth as caretakers. I find that most fail miserably at this.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:25 pm

:rambo3: :rambo3: :rambo2: :rambo2:

You guys are killing me.

Kevin
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:52 pm

franco b wrote:
dcrane wrote:well, if they were all climbing your house and ripping out shingles and windows and hopping up on the roof looking down on you smiling while they beat their chests like lil' gorillas you might think the same way

They are not doing that though. They are gnawing a few 2x 4 in your shed.

Moth balls or powdered ammonia have been used as a repellent or add a strip to the bottom of the door.

It's the knee jerk reaction I find all too revealing in human behavior. The unwillingness to put up with the slightest intrusion to what we regard as ours. Kill it without trying other things. In China they killed off the song birds.

We probably owe our very existence to those among us in the distant past who felt a rapport with the animals they came into contact with. The deepest understanding of the evolution of human behavior has been through animal studies, not in laboratories but in the wild.

Wanton killing is the subject, not squirrels.


I did try the moth balls for sure (My sqirrels just chew em up and spit em back at me), But i will spray the shed with protectant first chance i get as a last ditch effort (im not using creosote because that chits nasty) but ill try something before i lay down law with these lil buggers.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: warminmn On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:31 pm

I tried an owl decoy once and it did not work, but maybe it would for someone else. A radio played low in the building might keep them away. That works for racoons. Or maybe the music would make them romantic and reproduce. :D
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:44 pm

Yeah used to see owl decoys on industrial roofs all the time, trying to scare pigeons away. Made a great landing perch for them to *censored* all over. :roll:

I've got a thing where I don't kill something I'm not going to eat. Squirrel makes a great stew, btw. ;)

I'd just hose the shed down with used motor oil .... but I can't afford that fancy cedar. :P :lol:
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:10 pm

dcrane wrote:I did try the moth balls for sure (My sqirrels just chew em up and spit em back at me), But i will spray the shed with protectant first chance i get as a last ditch effort (im not using creosote because that chits nasty) but ill try something before i lay down law with these lil buggers.


I think that's the right way. It would also be very interesting to find out why the attraction the squirrels have to your shed. Learning an aspect of squirrel behavior could be valuable to others with similar problem.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:13 pm

SMITTY wrote:I've got a thing where I don't kill something I'm not going to eat.


I don't have a problem with that. It's the killing for fun that strikes me as sick.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:19 pm

I never found enjoyment in killing anything. Even insects.
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Re: My squirrels are on steriods or something ?

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:58 pm

I don't have a problem with that. It's the killing for fun that strikes me as sick.

Well ain't you just mother nature. We grew up with bb guns and shot many things while learning to hunt. My dad made us eat what we shot, but we didn't tell him everything we shot of course. Thinking back, we were worse then feral cats. But we outgrew it quickly because hunting is about the challenge of stalking something that is evading you, not a songbird setting in front of you. And after you achieve a level of shooting skills, you know you can hit it. At much younger then normal ages we were putting meat on the table for the family. Ducks, rabbits, and patridge were the early game. Deer of course were the ultimate. But, we never shot them out of season. Killing for fun? Yeah, squirrels and rats were fair game and I don't feel one bit bad for it. As I said, there are literally millions of either of them. Squirrels are just food for birds of prey, and we had no shortage of them either. And we left them alone also. Seagulls number in the millions also and we shot a fair number of them, particularly in blueberry season to keep them out of the crops. Funny, there were 0 geese in Maine in the 60's and 70's until they released problem geese from Jersey and Maryland up in our area. Within 5 or 6 years they were everywhere and you should see them eat blueberries! So, they became fair game also. But we did eat them. I have seen sick individuals when it comes to killing. Like everything else there are shades of gray, not usually black and white.

Kevin
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