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Old 02-06-2013, 11:43 AM
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Damn squirrels ate my vehicle records.

So I'm doing my taxes and was entering in mileage information for my vehicles. I went out to the garage to look at the starting mileage for my 300TD when I first bought it and the pages were gone! The f*3king squirrels ate them! All of my records on all of my vehicles!

Those bastards are living in the garage (detached, old barn converted to a garage). I wrote down every oil change, filter, new part, etc on every car. Looks like some of the receipts are still there but none of my written records.

There are holes in the siding where they come in and then nest. Hasn't been to big of a deal until now. Looks like I'm getting the .22 out and taking care of some business.

I was planning on fixing the siding and repainting it this spring and just shutting them out but now I want to get rid of them permanently!

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:56 AM
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That won't get rid of them permanently...others will rise up in anger to avenge their fallen comrades. They are determined little cusses, that's for sure. I have an aunt who lives in Oakland and there are some large trees near her house. The little critters jumped from the trees to the roof, then somehow managed to chew a hole through the eaves and get into her attic. You can imagine how it went from there.

Sorry to hear about your records loss, it sucks when you're diligent and other forces intervene. OTOH, at least it wasn't like a fire, flood or some other disaster that left lots of other damage in its wake. Better to have the vehicles and not the records than the other way around, I suppose.

Good luck with it all.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:05 PM
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.22 shorts will work quite well on them without making too much noise.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:07 PM
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In Argo, they had all those kids going thru the shredded documents in order to re-assemble them. If you can find enough of the squirrel ****. . . . . .
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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That won't get rid of them permanently...others will rise up in anger to avenge their fallen comrades. They are determined little cusses, that's for sure. I have an aunt who lives in Oakland and there are some large trees near her house. The little critters jumped from the trees to the roof, then somehow managed to chew a hole through the eaves and get into her attic. You can imagine how it went from there.

Sorry to hear about your records loss, it sucks when you're diligent and other forces intervene. OTOH, at least it wasn't like a fire, flood or some other disaster that left lots of other damage in its wake. Better to have the vehicles and not the records than the other way around, I suppose.

Good luck with it all.
The house we lived in when I lived with my parents was always under attack by the little bastards. They chewed a hole through the gable end of the house, where the electric main line came it...I add aluminum mesh. The chewed through the aluminum mesh, I added steel mesh. They chewed around the steel mesh, and we ended up replacing all of the wood siding. The following year, they started back into it.

The little bastards were jumping from the neighbor's tree onto our roof...a storm took out that tree, then they started jumping from the tree in the other neighbor's yard onto the roof.

I spent many hours in the attic with a flashlight and a pellet pistol, killing as many as I could find.

My younger brother owns the house now, and is fighting the same battle...25 years after I did.

When we lived on the farm, we threw a couple of black snakes in the rafters and didn't have a problem...maybe that would help, since it's a converted barn.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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Ahh! I had the little buggers in my 190E once. They ate up my one turn signal wire!

I keep all my records in 3 ring binders. One for each car and a parts/service interval book. I also keep a running spreadsheet with all the repairs/etc.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:58 PM
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I hate those bushy tailed rats. I've lucked out as far as vehicular damage but they chewed holes in all of the tops of our town-supplied (and required) "pest resistant" rolling garbage cans. Needless to say the fockers make quite a mess pulling stuff out of and inside the cans. Then, in the warm months, their friends the flies come along and leave their lovely offspring.

The spot for the cans is close enough to the house that I can sit in the den with the window open and off them with a pellet gun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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My Dog, "The Nugness" runs a "Squirrel Eradication X-ray" company. The Nugness catches the squirrel and inserts a giant probe to xray and eradicate the squirrels. If you are interested in getting rid of your squirrels, just give my dog a call.
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My daughter kept complaining about how cold her bedroom was, and I thought it was her imagination until one day I went in the attic and saw that all the insulation on one side of the house was moved to the other side. All that was left was the paper backing. Getting those animals out and keeping them out was a tough job. Once a squirrel has lived in your attic, all its offspring are genetically programmed to stay there!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 AM
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Well I've used that excuse before - but back then I said that the dog ate my home work; I like the rodent twist you've made...
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:08 AM
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Steel filing cabinets for the future.

Wont stop rats, but probably squirrels and chipmunks.

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