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#1 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 11 2009 - 6:42 PM

Anyone ever tried this?
I've read on folks using it from bird feeders, to gardens, to even under the hoods of stored cars on farms, to keep the tree rats out.

Anyone ever try it?
I just ordered a small bottle of oil to test out.
Couple of drops in a spray bottle of oil they say.


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#2 Shadhead

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Posted June 11 2009 - 6:52 PM

I know it works repelling spiders in garages, basement stairways and window sills. And it only take a little. We got the oil used in candy making and wipe a thin smear on surfaces with a q-tip.



Our squirrels are extinct.


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#3 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 11 2009 - 7:45 PM

Thanks SH


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#4 8ball

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Posted June 12 2009 - 7:45 AM

I tried it to get rid of the little pains that took over a shed - It worked great in getting rid of them but it appears that it attracts Raccoon's from miles away.


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#5 HOCKEYDAD

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Posted June 12 2009 - 11:26 AM

I'll send my 9 month old lab mix over. If it rolls, crawls or runs, she'll get rid of it.


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#6 speedracer

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Posted June 12 2009 - 11:57 AM

A drywall bucket half full of water with some sunflower seed floating on top works better. Peppermint just scares them away for a while. The drywall bucket takes no prisoners.


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#7 rwalter7

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Posted June 12 2009 - 2:27 PM

The big question is, what are they getting into?
For bird feeder posts I make mixture of red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and Crisco vegetable shortening and smear it on the post. Then watch the dance. It's quite entertaining.


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Posted June 12 2009 - 3:23 PM

A drywall bucket half full of water with some sunflower seed floating on top works better. Peppermint just scares them away for a while. The drywall bucket takes no prisoners.



I think I'm going to try this idea considering all my past attempts have failed. Only I'll add a piece of Styrofoam with peanut butter slathered on top floating around in there also.


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#9 speedracer

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Posted June 12 2009 - 5:47 PM

I think I'm going to try this idea considering all my past attempts have failed. Only I'll add a piece of Styrofoam with peanut butter slathered on top floating around in there also.


I've had 4 squirrels at one time floating face up in the water. It works great.


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Posted June 13 2009 - 6:27 AM

Good luck... Have come to the conclusion that the little bastages are smarter than me... Every attempt to keep `em outta the bird feeders has resulted in a short hiatus, followed by a hard won victory for the rats. Usually takes `em a week or two, but in one instance, my efforts were overcome before the tools were put away... I've sorta grown to admire their ingenuity...
On the other hand, the neighborhood hawk appreciates all that I do to fatten them up...


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#11 HighHook22

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Posted June 13 2009 - 4:34 PM

One of them tree rats got up under my buddy's car and did some damage to the wires. Was pretty costly to fix. Cute and cuddly For me its the .22 with CB longs, quiet so wont startle neighbors.


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#12 Jae

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Posted June 13 2009 - 5:31 PM

im gona use the mathews and nail em to a tree with a broadhead they'll never hear it then its 2 late stuck to a tree


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Posted June 13 2009 - 7:15 PM

Pellet guns were made for squirrel & rock tiger problems.


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Posted June 13 2009 - 7:48 PM

how much water in the drywall bucket?


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Posted June 20 2009 - 11:27 AM

Have used the bucket for mice but never squirrels. Cant see why it wouldnt work for the tree rats.


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