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04-10-2009 02:50 AM

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 03:29 AM

What you need is a squirrel dog or a big tom cat. And you’re right…..they’re tree rats. I hate em, but don’t have any at or around my house.

Squirrel Dog Central

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 03:41 AM

They are really cute….......until they get into your house!!!

My solution was a pellet rifle.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 03:55 AM

They will eat the insulation off of your wiring and burn your shop down!!!!! I would get rid of them ASAP!

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 04:39 AM

At the very least, you need to check and see if they carry any diseases. We had raccoons in our garage once and were told that they carry some sort of bacteria that people would breathe in. We checked and a vet confirmed that a lot of critters carry bad stuff with ‘em.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 10:45 AM

Here in Western WA, if you live near woods, you have Norway rats! They got inside the walls and ceiling of our fifth wheel and totaled it! They even ate the hydraulic lines that pushed the slides in and out! The trailer repair man who did the insurance estimate told me he had seen them eat 4” PVC sewer pipe completely in two!!

Good luck. Get some rat bait. It should work on all rodents according D-Con.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 12:27 PM

We use 2 Beagles and a pellet rifle. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 01:46 PM

Mine are Red squirrels and I feed them and house them.
They stay out of my house and have for more than 20 years.
Because they are territorial I have a “built in” defense against other squirrels .
Costs about $50.00 a year to feed them a few nuts and seeds which ends up cheaper than many other remedies.
Now if I could figure out a way to deter voles and mice in my greenhouse life would be near perfect.<g>

From SQUIRRELS 2008

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 02:38 PM

fry in flour, serve with gravy and bisquits
good luck

-- Ron, Missouri

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#9 posted 04-10-2009 02:55 PM

NIce Ron, now … can you bring em back?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 04-10-2009 03:07 PM

Try something called Mouse Magic by Bonide. You put these mint smelling packets in the rafters and it effectively keeps out rhodents. It worked in my shed over the winter and we are using them in my office at work to keep the mice at bay. If it is not available at your local hardware store, google it.
Good luck…they are a pain in the…let’s not start that one again!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 04-10-2009 04:00 PM

I had a particularly messy corner of my shop that I decided to clean up a few weeks back. I moved the air compressor and in the corner was a nest of shop towels (blue ones from Sam’s), twigs, screws, phenolic washers, old polishing rags and a sundry of other items. One of which was a box of rat poisoning I had on a high shelf in the corner. The box of rat poison was empty. Hopefully the critters ate it and went off somewhere and died. Now to do something about the wood boring bees. Any ideas?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#12 posted 04-10-2009 11:49 PM

Are they “Carpenter Bees”? If so, there are a lot of sites that have instructions for removing them. I had them in my garage (one reason I need to tear it down and rebuild), and they are a royal pain. The good news is that Carpenter bees don’t sting. They look exactly like Bumblebees and scared the bejeesus out of me when we first found them. One thing I would mention is that once you get rid of them, you should paint the area with white or very light colored paint. For some reason, they don’t like light colored wood. My garage is dark and was just infested with them. The guy next door has a garage that is older than mine, but its white and he’s never had any.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#13 posted 04-10-2009 11:54 PM

A shot gun works good to get rid of them
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 11:57 PM

I hopr I don’t get any critters in my workshop….................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 04-11-2009 12:08 AM

DON’T use poison. i had a boss once that had them in his house. he used poison and it killed them alright. problem was they went into the walls and died. you haven’t smelled a bad smell untill you smell dead rodents rotting in your walls. i would suggest mouse traps. if you don’t want them dead build some (tender traps) and release them far far away

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn

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