Posted by DaveR on 12:01:18 5/16/2011 from 22.214.171.124:
I've read about everything I can get my hands on including your advice. I came here yesterday after already having been skirmishing with the squirrels for 2 years. It all started with lawn furniture cushions a few years back and has escalated since. Things took an interesting turn this winter.
See,I have a 2-car garage that is full of cars and I have a pretty nice newer 4X4 pickup that I'm forced to leave outside by my barn. During one of the January snowstorms,I went to use the pickup and well...I think you know where I'm going. It was infested and rendered useless. Wouldn't start, no wipers,lights,heater... they not only got under the hood; they got into the firewall and inside the body panels and wreaked havoc.
After years of tolerance and looking the other way, I immediately declared all-out war.
First off, let me recommend "Aguila Super Colibri" .22 long rifle ammo. It contains no powder, the only propellant is the primer. Shot from a rifle, the only noise is the snap of the firing pin... perfect for the urban war. I have since combined sniping and trapping and have mastered the two methods. In the past 5 months, I have terminated over 60 squirrels on my 0.9 acre lot that happens to have 9 Black Walnut trees growing on it.
But the enemy is relentless. New squirrels invade almost immediately and... they head DIRECTLY for my truck!
Now, having just spent 3,800.00 to get my truck re-wired, I am not going down without a fight, but I grow weary.
Is there an end to this, ever? I know you preach there is nothing that will repel these fuzzy rats from hell, but sooner or later I'm going to get my rifle confiscated and/or worse.
Is there ANYTHING else I can do to keep them out of or away from my truck? They are dropping in troop replacements as fast as I can snuff them. I refuse to cut down my trees or give up my truck and surrender.
By the way, that's not my real e mail address, that is bot-bait.
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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