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Squirrels - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
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Squirrels
There are Squirrels in the loft. I thought there was just one originally, but I poked my head up earlier and saw at least two.

They are not paying rent. Something has to be done...
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quondam From: quondam Date: May 10th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Send in the chinchillas (with a rent arrears notice)
spida_x From: spida_x Date: May 10th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh theres a family of em in my Dad's my house.
Noisy buggers they are aswell.
My bro has been up the loft trying to get rid o fem by shooting at em with a BB gun lol.....
From: ex_abbie Date: May 10th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
..and quickly cos they chew through wires and the supporting beams.
Bournville pest control 0121 624 7476 (Mark)
Unfortunately it's illigal for them to be set free again but mark feeds them to the local fox and her cubs which i thought was the next best thing.
westernind From: westernind Date: May 10th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)

bournville pest control?

you tempt them out with chocolate?
From: ex_abbie Date: May 10th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: bournville pest control?

and waste good chocolate?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 10th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm hoping that if I get up into the loft they'll leg back out through the hole they entered by, I can plug the gap and everyone will be happy.
From: ex_abbie Date: May 10th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I tried that, they removed the plug. Tho i suppose it depends what you use, concrete would work.
Don't forget to check for nests first, apparently they worse when trapped.

Good luck, hope you can do it without killing.
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: May 10th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
There's only one thing for it...

PIE!

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
karohemd From: karohemd Date: May 10th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Friends of mine bought a BB gun to keep the squirrels off the bird feeder...
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: May 10th, 2006 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
S'very handy, but I recomend a decently powered airrifle. Otherwise you run the risk of not actually killing them.

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
karohemd From: karohemd Date: May 10th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
They didn't want to kill them, just scare them, which has worked. They now need only open the window and the squirrels will scamper.

Slightly more difficult if they're actually nesting in the loft...
From: curlwomble Date: May 10th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
You're meaning an "airsoft" type BB gun shooting plastic pellets, I'm guessing...
karohemd From: karohemd Date: May 10th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
toxicpixie From: toxicpixie Date: May 10th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found water pistols to work quite well on cats, so that may help!

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie
boglin From: boglin Date: May 10th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
One of those sonic high pitched noise device things?
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: May 10th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
In my experience they don't work.
From: curlwomble Date: May 10th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
2 squirrels will rapidly become >2...
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: May 10th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw. Be nice to them.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 10th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
That's certainly my intention!
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scary_lady From: scary_lady Date: May 10th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
This made me laugh. A lot.
lsowersby From: lsowersby Date: May 10th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
My dad took a shotgun to the last squirrel that got in where he didn't want it.

A real one - he has a licence & everything.

Apparently he used loads of shells before actually getting it.

I told him he was mean!
nortysarah From: nortysarah Date: May 10th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do it quickly! Squirrels are the biggest cause or rural house fires because of chewing through cables. They're a bugger to get rid of too, especially if you want to do it humanely. They don't tend to eat poison. (My parents had them...)
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nortysarah From: nortysarah Date: May 10th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggle* My dad shoots them...
atropa42 From: atropa42 Date: May 10th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
get a cat! one of mine's very good at catching them. he caught the one i'd painstakingly tamed over winter, anyway. but make sure you get rid of the bodies - they're riddles with fleas!
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richc From: richc Date: May 10th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Explosive nuts?
wulfboy From: wulfboy Date: May 10th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
During my first year at University I had a terrifying sequence of nightmares about squirrels. I still don't trust them to this day. Odd but true. And not relevant.

gas 'em all.
purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: May 10th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Capture them and give them to me.
I like squirrels in our garden and feed them every day.
Here's one of our regulars: http://www.paulwilder.co.uk/images/squirrel.jpg

Cats on the other hand I chase out of our garden!
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