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Well I had a recent mishap under the hood with what I thought was a mouse chewing my wire... As I looked outside my window today I saw a squirrel picking up leaves and making his way onto my tire and then into the engine compartment. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of these things? I'd prefer not to trap it because then I'd have to either take it some where and release it or kill it chancing people seeing me. If you know of a liquid or poison solution they like that they will get into and run off and die that would be great... There are a bunch running around my neighborhood so I have more than one to deal with

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Go to the pound and get you a Tom cat to stay outside .They will be gone in less than 2 weeks. He will start to catch and eat them . I can promise you this...One draw back he might sleep on the truck.

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Go to the pound and get you a Tom cat to stay outside .They will be gone in less than 2 weeks. He will start to catch and eat them . I can promise you this...One draw back he might sleep on the truck.
Hate cats with a passion... I would likely kill the cat before it cured my problem.. especially if he was caught on the truck lol

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We always use a 22 or a pellet gun If you're in town I don't know what would work. Hopefully you get it taken care of, I hate it when they tear stuff up!


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We always use a 22 or a pellet gun If you're in town I don't know what would work. Hopefully you get it taken care of, I hate it when they tear stuff up!
Yeah I live in town or else I'd be out there all day shooting them.. I was thinking maybe some anti freeze in a bowl? I've been told it works good if you soak bread in it to get rid of stray dogs, but not sure if the same would work with squirrels

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We always use a 22 or a pellet gun If you're in town I don't know what would work. Hopefully you get it taken care of, I hate it when they tear stuff up!
I agree...a little bit of "lead poisoning" sounds like the ticket. If you can't shoot a gun, think archery equipment or even a paintball gun!

Or put out bowl of shell corn or something of that nature and mix some rat poison in with it...might do the trick



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Yeah I live in town or else I'd be out there all day shooting them.. I was thinking maybe some anti freeze in a bowl? I've been told it works good if you soak bread in it to get rid of stray dogs, but not sure if the same would work with squirrels
thats disgusting. I hope you get caught if you do that.......

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Ya might need to pop the hood daily to take out the leaves and such. It might discourage it from coming back. With it being spring, 'she' could be prepping a nest for having youngin's. If its work keeps getting destroyed, it may go somewhere else to have a better change of success. Just a thought......


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thats disgusting. I hope you get caught if you do that.......
Ok, well I'll trap them and build them a nest under your hood so they can chew your wires up and cost you money... Sound good?

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Ok, well I'll trap them and build them a nest under your hood so they can chew your wires up and cost you money... Sound good?
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