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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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squirrel repellant?

I built a 6X6 shooting house four years ago. No real issues until just now. The exterior walls are treated plywood. Just checked it today and the squirrels have chewed a lot of the wood, plus chewed two holes clear through it. Is there anything that I could paint or spray on it to keep those rascals at bay?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 07:46 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

I'd try some used motor oil. I made my box out of OSB and covered it with rolled roofing.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 10:58 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

I second the motor oil.
Are you sure it not a porcupine they love plywood
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 11:03 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

id put the 22 to use on them.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-08-2015, 12:26 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

I second the porcupine theory , squirrels usually leave nutshells or some type of food behind. Like Steve said porcupines just love plywood. I helped tear a cabin down before because porcupines destroyed it.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 11:21 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

You could make a red hot pepper mix and put it on the wood.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 11:31 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

Hey, good idea and I am going to try it on that (self censored) ground hog who has taken up housekeeping under my shed. Can not wait! He,he he...

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Re: squirrel repellant?

I have found that a little bit of chicken wire stapled aroun the bottom stops them
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 10:33 PM
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Re: squirrel repellant?

My son and I would be happy to remove some of those squirrels for you....

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Re: squirrel repellant?

Usually #6 high brass works..or even 7 1/2.....
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