Posted by John Fasoldt on 7:45:45 4/20/2016 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: Squirrel gnawing pool equipment posted by XA White on 16:20:11 4/19/2016 from 220.127.116.11:
Well, you can TRAP the offender - often a real pain, and it takes up your other, and much more important, your own quality time getting to be a trapper...
Why not try and "wrap" or "cage" those items with quarter inch hardware cloth? You can get hardware cloth at your local hardware store, and you'll probably need a good pair of tin snips. Any Ace hardware has it, Home Depot you'll walk at least a mile before you walk out the store lol.
Cover the items (you're smarter than they are!) and the most expensive part will be those tin snips! And the "quality time" you missed out on will still be "quality" - because you're outsmarting a very clever and persistent creature that has only flourished in the presence of man!
It WILL help if you do not feed the birds, (hummingbirds are OK) the squirrels or pets outside. Cull the squirrel population if there's a lot. Yeah, I know, they have cute, fuzzy tails, but that's just about the only difference with a rat. And remember, too many of ANYTHING is too many.
Let me know how you make out!
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