Help, Squirrels are Eating My RV

by Nancy
(Parrish, FL)

Help, Squirrels are Eating My RV

Help, Squirrels are Eating My RV

My Class C is in the shop now to repair fuel lines and maybe other damage caused by squirrels.

I first noticed teeth marks on the plastic parts under the front bumper. The shop informed me today that the wiring harness had also been attacked, the bill is already up to $2600.

I keep my RV in my backyard where there are several oak trees and lots of squirrels. People have suggested coyote urine spray. Has anyone had a similar problem? How can I keep the squirrels out of my engine?

ANSWER: Hi Nancy, Sorry that you are going through this. Let's see if I can help you. OK, I'll start off by talking about Coyote Urine (I never thought I would write a sentence like this when answering an RVing question). Coyote Urine is primarily used for repelling deer.

Fox Urine Granules

What you need is Fox Urine Granules (Pictured Above) which is supposed to repel beavers, chipmunks, groundhogs, gophers, porcupines, mice, moles, possum, rabbits, rats, shrews, skunks, squirrels, woodchucks, and voles. I would liberally shake these granules around your RV and reapply as needed after rains etc.

Ultrasonic Squirrel Repellers

If you have electricity available in the RV you can also try using Ultrasonic Squirrel Repellers (Pictured Above) in and around the RV. The ultrasonic sound produced by these repellers is supposed to drive these unwanted little critters away and cannot be heard by Humans, Dogs or Cats. Some people report very good
results with these Ultrasonic Repellers.

Squirrel Cage Traps

Depending on how many Squirrels you have on your property you could set out some Squirrel Cage Traps (Pictured Above) to catch and relocate these critters to another area. The problem with these traps is that you would have to check them on a daily basis to make sure that you have not caught your neighbor's cat by mistake; plus you would also have to find a proper place to relocate these little pests far, far, away from your property.

Take a look at the video below that will show you how to make a simple home recipe that you may want to try and spray around your RV, it may help to repel these pesky Squirrels.

Lastly, you could contact a pest control company in your area and have them come out and tell you what they can do to get rid of the squirrel problem on your property. Yes, this will cost you some money, but I am pretty sure that it would cost far less than the $2,600.00 you have already paid to repair the problems that these little critters have already caused.

Hopefully, some of our visitors will also have some suggestions for you as well.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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