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Squirrel In my engine compartment #4658132
02/06/18 03:23 PM
02/06/18 03:23 PM
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WV
jonnied1 Offline OP
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Is there a real solution to keep a squirrel out of the engine compartment? I have one car that sets low to the ground and that critter loves to have lunch on top of the engine. I have tried dryer sheets but those don't work.

Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658140
02/06/18 03:31 PM
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Wet side WA
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Have a heart trap next to you car with peanuts for bait. When you catch it you put the trap in a 32 gal garbage can filled with water for five minutes.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658144
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Place a bologna sandwich with white bread and American cheese on top of the engine each day. After a month or two he'll become so fat and lazy he won't want to climb up there anymore.

Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4658146
02/06/18 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Have a heart trap next to you car with peanuts for bait. When you catch it you put the trap in a 32 gal garbage can filled with water for five minutes.


NO!

Trap and release in a park.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658150
02/06/18 03:42 PM
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northern NY
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Try moth balls, they stink . If that doesn’t work get out the M1A1 RAT TRAP. And some peanut butter.. I know someone who had a very expensive sensor go bad from a critter nest a few years back. You don’t wanna go there .. also consider some Asian car manufacturers are now using a vegetable based insulation on the wiring to be mad green. It’s proving quite edible to the rodent population. Under no circumstances use Deacon . The last thing you want is them dying in some hidden crevice and rotting. Good luck

Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658157
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Ive heard mothballs will drive them away.

Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: GravelRoad] #4658161
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Originally Posted By: GravelRoad
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Have a heart trap next to you car with peanuts for bait. When you catch it you put the trap in a 32 gal garbage can filled with water for five minutes.


NO!

Trap and release in a park.
Illegal! I don't like to kiil them either but it's a crime to relocate him.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658177
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Take care of it soon. When there is one squirrel there will soon be several.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: SatinSilver] #4658190
02/06/18 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Place a bologna sandwich with white bread and American cheese on top of the engine each day. After a month or two he'll become so fat and lazy he won't want to climb up there anymore.
I don't care who you are this is funny. LOL LOL

Last edited by littleant; 02/06/18 04:17 PM.

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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658196
02/06/18 04:20 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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Toilet bowl mints, just hang a couple under the hood, they don't like the smell.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658198
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Get some Critter Ridder. Lowes sells it. I got a bottle on Amazon. Had a problem with squirrels eating wires in my trucks engine compartment, and under the vehicle. Every week spray that stuff in the wheel wells and around the rear axle center section, and haven't had a problem since using it.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: littleant] #4658207
02/06/18 04:27 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Originally Posted By: littleant
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Place a bologna sandwich with white bread and American cheese on top of the engine each day. After a month or two he'll become so fat and lazy he won't want to climb up there anymore.
I don't care who you are this is funny. LOL LOL


Yes that's funny but this is just sick.

Originally Posted By: jonnyjohnson
Have a heart trap next to you car with peanuts for bait. When you catch it you put the trap in a 32 gal garbage can filled with water for five minutes.


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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1] #4658223
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Does it pee in the cowl?

Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4658291
02/06/18 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Have a heart trap next to you car with peanuts for bait. When you catch it you put the trap in a 32 gal garbage can filled with water for five minutes.


approved


Between my Grandpa and I we've killed 500+ squirrels out of their front yard in the last 5 years or so. Grandma decided she wanted to start feeding the birds, which of course brought the squirrels. But they aren't out there eating too long. That .22 is dialed in right on the money. wink

Last edited by Throt; 02/06/18 06:03 PM.

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Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4658307
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grin Bambi Squirrels.


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