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Old 05-23-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Bird ripping out sound deadening material.

When we bought the unit previous owners had squirrel and mice problems, solved by replacing wires and vacuum lines. My problem is a house wren has decided to peck out aluminum foil, foam and even the heavy material making up the sound proofing from under the tv area, just forward of doghouse and above radiator. He or she was flying in under the wheel wells as it was open to the motor. I put up some temp screening, but would like to fix it more permanently, has anyone tried to close off the motor area from animals but allowing enough ventilation space.

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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Wow Dave - what an *interesting* problem! I don't have any ideas but at KSC, when the woodpeckers were attacking and nesting in the shuttle ET Tank, they positioned monitors on various levels at the pad with airhorns to deter the little peckers Probably not a practical resolution for you though!

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pad with airhorns to deter the little peckers Probably not a practical resolution for you though!
I can rig the burgular alarm to the air horn, but I have the feeling they are very quiet in pecking foam and sound deadening material.
When the piliated woodpeckers work on the house it sounds like someone knocking on the door.
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Hi, maybe put a bird feeder near the motorhome and he will leave the insulation alone. Or,....... Maybe this is nature's way of telling you, it's time to replace that old insulation with new insulation.

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