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Old 05-25-2021, 09:05 PM   #1
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Squirrel break-in?

We think our trailer has been invaded by a squirrel. Two nights ago we found a ragged opening in one of the window screens on the side of the trailer. We thought maybe an aggressive bird had pecked through the screen. (The window had been left open.) Tonight we came back from dinner and found another, larger hole in the adjacent window screen. A partially eaten banana and granola bar were on the floor and some poop was on the dinette table near the openings in the screens. The poop appears to be squirrel stuff rather than mouse or rat droppings. No sign of the squirrel in the trailer. We have two small dogs. They probably went nuts and caused the squirrel (?) to leave. Anyone have any thoughts about or experience with this? Can a squirrel climb up the side of an Airstream? Or maybe it came down via the awning? Do we have to leave all windows closed to keep it/them from doing this again? And does anyone have experience fixing or replacing the screens? We’re assuming our dealer would charge an arm and a leg.
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Squirrels are incredible burglars. I have never experienced this, but once a squirrel learns a particular place and tricks, they will return repeatedly.

As an example, my next door neighbor has 2 vehicles. This last winter, a squirrel decided he liked to eat the wiring, the battery case!!, and various other underhood plastics. He didn't touch the other vehicle (both from the same manufacturer). he also didn't touch the insurance rental vehicle (also same manufacturer and model). After several months in the shop, they got their van back. Inside of a week, the squirrel attacked the same vehicle again!!! Both claims were $5000 - $6000.

I loaned him my live traps, and he is methodically removing all the squirrels in the area. I thought a pellet gun would be a better solution.

Anyway, screens are easy to replace and material can be had at any hardware store.
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Purchase the screen material and a spline roller and replace the screen.
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:16 AM   #4
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Squirrels are incredible burglars. I have never experienced this, but once a squirrel learns a particular place and tricks, they will return repeatedly.

As an example, my next door neighbor has 2 vehicles. This last winter, a squirrel decided he liked to eat the wiring, the battery case!!, and various other underhood plastics. He didn't touch the other vehicle (both from the same manufacturer). he also didn't touch the insurance rental vehicle (also same manufacturer and model). After several months in the shop, they got their van back. Inside of a week, the squirrel attacked the same vehicle again!!! Both claims were $5000 - $6000.

I loaned him my live traps, and he is methodically removing all the squirrels in the area. I thought a pellet gun would be a better solution.

Anyway, screens are easy to replace and material can be had at any hardware store.
My live trap came with a plastic tub that holds water.
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My live trap came with a plastic tub that holds water.
Where's the fun in that? I still say pellet gun.
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