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Old 04-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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Squirrels

Any good ideas to keep out squirrels from under the hood? We have an open carport for vehicles and MH is complete in the open. We have had a car and a truck with serious damage from write chewing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #2
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We have the same problem here in So California with ground squirrels. They get under the hood and chew on wires, hoses, and etc. I've tried moth balls, comet cleaner powder, and everything I can think of with out doing any damage to the birds and other animals. Hopefully someone will know of a remedy to get rid of the pest.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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Ruger 10/22 will do the job. Don't know what it is about wiring that they love to chew on. I know there are electronic repellents that work, but you need power out there.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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I have used cayenne pepper in my garden to keep unwanted pests out. It seem to work well. Might work on your RV as well. Sprinkle it where you don't want them to go.
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While we were at Henderson Beach SP in FL the squirrels chewed a hole in the propane hose to our gas grill. We found it before too much propane leaked out.
I think that the hose and wiring insulation are made from a soybean product, which attracts the animals.
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Squirrels are in the same family as rats. Anything that will rid the coach of rats will also rid it of squirrels. Rat poison.
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Let me put it this way.. the only thing I know of that works well is made by companies such as Winchester, Remington, Smith & wesson, Glock, and so on.. And using those in most cities... ILLEGAL.
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Let me put it this way.. the only thing I know of that works well is made by companies such as Winchester, Remington, Smith & wesson, Glock, and so on.. And using those in most cities... ILLEGAL.
I have a pellet rifle that is very accurate and with hollow point will do the job.
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I have a pellet rifle that is very accurate and with hollow point will do the job.
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Can tell you that fresh cab and critter ridder or pepper spray won't do it. I'm going to try mole pellets next, my wife doesn't want me to kill them but they have eaten the wires off my truck, lawn mower and genarally made a mess of my shed. To many to shoot and not supposed to in town anyway. Would like to hear about anyone having sucess using the electronic thingy.
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I've used moth balls in my 5er and the current class a ever since they ate up wires under the hood of my class c. That was 6 years ago. Haven't had any problems since. I put a few moth balls in some little dishes and put them in various places throughout the MH, and put one on top of the engine somewhere.
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I bought some rodent repellant from Lowe's/Home Depot that seems to work,also I've heard putting mint leaves or liquid out does the trick too.plus it smells a heck of a lot better than mothballs.
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