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 Post subject: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:12 pm 
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So i'm desperate here. my beautiful 2005 SLE has been the attack of a terroristic squirrel or chipmunk. it's chewing off the insulation under the hood and leaving me hickory nut shells. thought at first it was a red squirrel and so I set a live trap and caught it.. I relocated it about 15 miles down the road, however i'm still being vandalized. what can I do? is there something I can spray in the areas to keep it at bay before it ruins all the chewable material under the hood? thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:21 pm 
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get the hottest pepper you can and grind and add water and boil 5 min - let cool 8 hours - filter through coffee filter and spray/paint all the stuff they chew.

they like your ride man, they chew to make a nest and now hes leaving food....you may have to mesh off the entry points they use. or you can build them a nice house near your car: put nuts in it and some cardboard so they can move in.....lol

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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm 
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well there are 2 hickory trees right beside my car port. Hmm hot pepper ya say.. I might look into that. I had thought about dousing the engine and insulations areas with Clorox or Ammonia. I tried dryer sheets already. someone said they cant stand that smell. but maybe this rodent is downy soft. lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:08 am 
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no man, these are evil rodents - they want YOU to build their new house.

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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:03 pm 
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i wouldn't use something like a pepper spray, because you're going to smell.. if you want something undetectable and natural - opt for a literal hot pepper you can buy from the grocery store, like ghost, and cut/smear that. wear gloves!


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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:52 pm 
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These should do the trick...

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The bigger "rat traps", not the smaller mouse traps.

Just be sure to put them where innocent animals and family pets won't roam. :)

At my old house, I have mouse snap-traps set up in the basement and last summer, something kept setting them off, but not actually catching them. 1 time maybe they get lucky but after several times it became clear that it was probably something bigger. Then sure as poop, one day, I'm mowing on the tractor and I saw it... A bastage chipmunk make a run for the foundation wall (which I subsequently sealed too), but after setting that bigger trap set above, problem was solved.

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MURDERER!!

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 Post subject: Re: Da Squirrels
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:58 am 
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They did it to themselves

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2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

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2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
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