Posted by Stacey on 14:32:58 7/13/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
Hi John I am back unfortunately:-( Woke up this morning to a snapping noise outside my window put my head out and low and behold what was looking at me but a squirrel looks like he is trying to chew through my gutter/roof. Thought I was done with this bull****. Was doing good there its been a year since I had any problems. I really wish they would leave me alone.
I truly dont understand why they keep coming to my house when there are several abandoned houses on my block. That have nice huge opening for the squirrels to come and go. I just feel so hopeless. I know folks should clean up the squirrel mess when they go in their roofs and attics. But I live in a row house and the only way for me to do that is to literally rip out the ceiling in the back room to the point where I am looking at the underside of the roof where I am just one piece of plywood away from seeing the sky.
Do you think its gonna come down to that. When I went outside this morning I could see chewed bits of rubber. So the squirrel is literally chewing through the coating of the roof. Its your typical city rowhouse in Philly. So I did put my trap out in my usual spot near the fence.
Here is the other problem imagine 3 houses in a row mine is to the far left and the house with the tree is to the far right. Now the house in the middle has a very aggressive dog that barks at everything that moves. The squirrels before the dog arrived would run along the fence to get back and forth. Is the dog going to hamper my trapping efforts. I know squirrels can climb anything and have ways to get around. So I guess I am going to have to entice the squirrels to come into my backyard literally in order for me to trap them.
Should I put a trap in the abandoned house backyard. Its full of weeds and trash and junk I would have to try and hide it a little so no one will steal it. But would the squirrel find it if its slightly hidden in the weeds. And hopefully I don't trap a cat in the process. its kitten season after all.
I love this board thanks for letting me vent. I have been trapping squirrels now for 3 years. hoping this go around is as successful as the other. Damn dog is throwing in a monkey wrench.
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