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Old 11-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Squirrels

Not bus related, at least not yet. Anyone know how to keep squirrels out of the engine compartment? They seem to be storing walnuts in every nook and cranny in the engine compartments of my smaller vehicles. I probably cleaned out half a bushel today. They are just rats with tails, so assume they will also chew wiring.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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They're edible.

Make some brunswick stew.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:53 PM   #3
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They're edible.

Make some brunswick stew.



I just forward your post to PETA.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:13 PM   #4
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If they are rodents usually Bounce dryer sheets keep them away. They
don't like the smell and if that doesn't work try peppermint anther rodent
repellent which also works good on spiders. The dryer sheets need replenishing
about every 6 months, just stuff them in the corners and around where they
are coming in. Here we call them tree rats. Seagulls and crows are sky rats.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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I feel your pain. Two years ago I couldn't keep one out of my jeep. It was doing more then hiding nuts. It was making a home. I cleaned that thing out 4 times and that stupid thing kept moving back in. I was ready to shoot him, however I'm in city limits. The last time it happened, I was going to go buy a blow gun and take care of it. But apparently, he finally got the message, after we had a shouting match at each other during my lunch hour. No kidding, I was yelling at him in the tree and he was out at the end of the branch chattering back at me. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts...

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You are right too. That little bastard got the last laugh and chewed threw a fuel injector wire and caused a miss on one cylinder. Right at the plug where I couldn't just splice the wire out.
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I feel your pain. Two years ago I couldn't keep one out of my jeep. It was doing more then hiding nuts. It was making a home. I cleaned that thing out 4 times and that stupid thing kept moving back in. I was ready to shoot him, however I'm in city limits. The last time it happened, I was going to go buy a blow gun and take care of it. But apparently, he finally got the message, after we had a shouting match at each other during my lunch hour. No kidding, I was yelling at him in the tree and he was out at the end of the branch chattering back at me. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts...

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You are right too. That little bastard got the last laugh and chewed threw a fuel injector wire and caused a miss on one cylinder. Right at the plug where I couldn't just splice the wire out.

I guess he won that argument.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:19 AM   #7
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Drier sheets or Moth Balls.
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Come take one or all of the cats we've rescued and they may just take care of the squirrel problem for you.
I'm in FL and don't have any squirrel issues. The two cats in the yard have brought me several tails though.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:11 AM   #9
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Pellet guns are legal in quite a few city limits (along with a crock pot ;). Otherwise a live trap would do fine. I wouldn't advise a kill trap, a rat trap might have enough force but squirrels are pretty tough.
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