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#4658132 - 02/06/18 03:23 PM Squirrel In my engine compartment
jonnied1 Offline


Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 126
Loc: WV
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.

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#4658140 - 02/06/18 03:31 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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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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#4658144 - 02/06/18 03:34 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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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.

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#4658146 - 02/06/18 03:37 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 05/30/15
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Loc: Virginia
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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#4658150 - 02/06/18 03:42 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
Driz Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 261
Loc: northern NY
Try moth balls, they stink . If that doesnít 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 donít wanna go there .. also consider some Asian car manufacturers are now using a vegetable based insulation on the wiring to be mad green. Itís 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

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#4658157 - 02/06/18 03:49 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21195
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Ive heard mothballs will drive them away.

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#4658161 - 02/06/18 03:56 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: GravelRoad]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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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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#4658177 - 02/06/18 04:08 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
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Take care of it soon. When there is one squirrel there will soon be several.
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#4658190 - 02/06/18 04:16 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: SatinSilver]
littleant Offline


Registered: 10/10/17
Posts: 388
Loc: Vermont
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


Edited by littleant (02/06/18 04:17 PM)
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#4658196 - 02/06/18 04:20 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18877
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Toilet bowl mints, just hang a couple under the hood, they don't like the smell.
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#4658198 - 02/06/18 04:21 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
Tim_S Offline


Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 22
Loc: The Old Dominion, USA
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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#4658207 - 02/06/18 04:27 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: littleant]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18877
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
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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#4658223 - 02/06/18 04:44 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: jonnied1]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41780
Loc: New Jersey
Does it pee in the cowl?

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#4658291 - 02/06/18 06:02 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 905
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
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


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#4658307 - 02/06/18 06:17 PM Re: Squirrel In my engine compartment [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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grin Bambi Squirrels.
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