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onitasanders@yahoo.com 08-01-2007 01:23 PM

What is chewing up my second floor deck?
 
I am at my wits end and needs some information on what could be chewing up my second story wooden deck. What ever it is, is chewing up the boards on the perimeter and has even chew a 12-14 inch oblong shape gouge between 2 floor boards. In general the knawing damage is along the outside of the deck. I have tried Ropel but this does not seem to be working because the chewing and eating of my deck is going on. I can not understand this because the deck is not at ground level. I need help before I have to pay for a new deck.

redline 08-01-2007 08:37 PM

Can you post any photos?

Sammy 08-01-2007 08:51 PM

Maybe a woodpecker?

ktkelly 08-02-2007 07:08 AM

Real good chance it's a squirrel.

onitasanders@yahoo.com 08-02-2007 09:18 AM

Will get someone to help me to post some pictures. Am new to posting pictures. Do squirrels operate at night? Because this only happens at night. I do not hear anything or see anything just see the deck being chewed upon in the morning

KUIPORNG 08-02-2007 09:40 AM

why not just stay up one night to find out what it is... then?

actually may be installing those security motion detection flood light will scare the animal away....

if not... it will be better... as you can then watch'em and shoot'em..

SecretSquirrel 08-02-2007 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktkelly (Post 55851)
Real good chance it's a squirrel.

Very Big Grin :icon_cheesygrin:

ktkelly 08-02-2007 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel (Post 55889)
Very Big Grin :icon_cheesygrin:

What in the world are you doin' chewing on that guys deck?????

:laughing: :laughing:

joed 08-02-2007 08:56 PM

You don't say where you live, but if you live in a forest area it could be porcupines.

onitasanders@yahoo.com 08-03-2007 09:48 AM

Thank you for your responses. I live in the city of Detroit and have never had this problem before. Even though I have a lot of squirrel, what ever is doing this has teeth.

troubleseeker 08-10-2007 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by onitasanders@yahoo.com (Post 56037)
Thank you for your responses. I live in the city of Detroit and have never had this problem before. Even though I have a lot of squirrel, what ever is doing this has teeth.

The squirrrels are possibly the culprits. They must constantly knaw to keep the length of their always growing teeth in check. They are notorious for chewing on the trim at the top of porch columns and the tops of the lead flashing boots on roof vent stacks. Anything is fair game for them, as long as it has a perch for them to sit on and reach it. But the nocturnal habits tend to point to the porcupines. Sounds like you just have to stake out a spot in a window one night,


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