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Old 08-01-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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Can you post any photos?

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Old 08-01-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Maybe a woodpecker?
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
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Real good chance it's a squirrel.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #5
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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
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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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..

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:07 AM   #7
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Real good chance it's a squirrel.
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What in the world are you doin' chewing on that guys deck?????

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