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Squirrels and Grill Covers

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Capricorn1964, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2010
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    I just discovered two NEW holes in my SPANKING Brand New Grill cover that I put over the grill this recent fall only to find out that the Squirrels ate into it.

    Has anyone ever dealt with this problem short of getting a BB gun shooting the heck out of them? (Not that I would do that....)

    Any repellents that work for sure? Sigh...this is the SECOND cover ruined by these critters trying to get into the grill to stay warm from the cold weather.
  2. go1da

    go1da New Member

    Mar 1, 2018
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    Usually, squirrels can be dealt with by attacking the three senses that rattles them the most--sight, sound and smell. Rub your deck with a bar of soap in areas where the squirrel enters. The smell of the soap is effective at keeping the squirrel from gnawing as well.
  3. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2006
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    I trapped several of them and then released them far away. The idea is to get rid of the offending squirrels and hope that the new population that comes back does not have this idea. I would do that in addition to treating the area with some kind of natural repellent (hot pepper, cinnamon, coyote piss etc.) For the trap bait, peanut butter works really well.
  4. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2003
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    Get a dog.
    JTC likes this.

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