Posted by Mike on 1:17:55 8/29/2016 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Replacing chewed attic wire posted by John Fasoldt on 9:31:55 8/27/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
When I say "free access", I catch one every month or so for the last year. I have placed a towel in the two holes I know of and they are not active. So there is a hole somewhere else. I have a mild balance disorder so walking on a 45 degree roof is a no-no, as is getting 20+ feet up in the air.
To do this right is likely close to $2,000 as there are upper windows coming out of the slanted part of the roof on my colonial brick house where they chewed into corners and destroyed the lower 6" of facia board. So a number of 4-5' boards need to be replaced.
I guess I was lucky in catching a pregnant one in the spring that was probably close to giving birth up there.
I think I need to get two of those FOSCAM wireless cameras for the two areas. There one difficult one where I'd need to crawl 10ft on my belly to reach and it wouldn't surprise me that they figured out that's the safe place to go.
Just one question I can think of. With wires all over the attic to go to outlets in the home, do they just as readily chew on wires behind walls, or is that not all that common? This one area has so much chewing on it that I might want to try to get a look into the wall. My friend is a gastro. Maybe he has an old generation light scope at home :)
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