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Old 06-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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Angry !!!! Squirles !!!!

Opened the air box on the 01 to check the filter and a squire had moved in. Packed the box with insulation it had been pulling out from under the house. It had also been clawing at the filter. Anyone know of a good way to keep them out of there?
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install one cat under the hood.
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I like my .22 or 12 gauge for a pesky squirrel, depending on how much time you might have for hunting.
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Moth ***** or steel wool works, but they often find another home. My current feline keeps all varmint out of things we own pretty effectively though.
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Both above would be my advice also.

We used to nail plastic snakes to the eaves to keep the swallows and starlings away, might work on squirrel too
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Besides my own, there are lots of cats around here. When my cat chases a squirrel, they go straight for one of my trucks to hide where kitty can't reach them. Residential, not a good place to discharge a firearm. Snakes? No such thing in Alaska. Besides, I'd rather have a squirrel ridding shotgun than a snake. Memories of Arizona. Does anyone know where they are getting into the fender? I could block it off with some wire mesh.
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Well if your a good shot a BB gun will work.
Or a large rat trap?
I hate poison baits with my dogs around.
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Cougar,
The stock filter housing draws air from the fender well, you could try to weld some steel mesh or screen to the opening.
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That's what I want to do. I just need to find the opening they are getting in at.
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Probly behind the fender liner, but IIRC the draw air is from under and behind the right headlamp...

Didn't know they had "residential Alaska "!!!
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Almost 1/2 of the states population lives in and around Anchorage. So ya, it's very residential around here.
Found 2 places where they can get into the fender, not easy to plug.
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How about putting a hot dog under the hood and running leads from the battery too it? Little bigger grand the hot dog and gets a 12v shock! Dunno if that works, I've only heard stories around the camp fire of doing that to racoons
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I use cheapo dryer sheets in my sled during the summer. Sounds silly but I tried everything else from cat pee to mothballs and commercial squirrel be gone and nothing worked until someone on a snow mobile forum told me about the dryer sheets. I just go to the dollar store and buy a couple of boxes, one I open the other I don't and chuck both under the cowl. By the time November rolls around the open box has no smell and the closed one is getting stale...but no nests.
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That doesn't sounds as fun as shooting them, but it would be easy if it worked!
Thanks for the tip VADSLRAM.
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Almost 1/2 of the states population lives in and around Anchorage. So ya, it's very residential around here.
Found 2 places where they can get into the fender, not easy to plug.
How about just pop riveting the screen to the inside of inlet of the the airbox?
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