- Nov 20, 2020
- Reaction Points
- Current Ride
- 2021 F-250 XLT Tremor 7.3L - Rapid Red
Simple. Just teleport your property to Alberta, Canada where it’s rat free!Just picked up the truck from local dealer for check engine light being on. P0455 and P0457 fuel vapor issue. Its under warranty so why not take it in! Freaking rodent damage to the fuel vapor line. Anyone have advice on how to keep rodents off the property? 1700.00 later I could kill every rat or rodent I see. Dealer provided pictures of damage and I agree it must have been some type of animal.
I've spent hours on YouTube watching videos of clever homemade traps. My problem isn't too bad, definitely no rats around, just field mice and chipmunks. I did buy a .17 HMR which has a frangible bullet that does not ricochet like a .22 cal round. We have lots of rocks and boulders, so this is a concern - "target" practice is a fun past-time.
We have guns and fireworks going off around here like "every day is the 4th". This area (Poconos) is out of control with "legal" mortars and other fireworks and people just shooting their guns off for fun. Unfortunately those people have no respect for full-time residents that live/work here, everyday is a party for them while they are visiting.
I've had squirrels a couple times. Once when a hurricane blew through, a squirrel took refuge and wouldn't come out of the engine well. That bugger ate through some plug and fuel injector wiring, probably because it was scared. It was reluctant to come out, so I put on a welding glove and grabbed that sucker out of there.And squirrels
I have a Ruger 10 22, red dot and 3x flip magnification. I have a lot of fun from my bedroom window. The greys do a lot of damage around the house.I've had squirrels a couple times. Once when a hurricane blew through, a squirrel took refuge and wouldn't come out of the engine well. That bugger ate through some plug and fuel injector wiring, probably because it was scared. It was reluctant to come out, so I put on a welding glove and grabbed that sucker out of there.
Another time a mother squirrel made a nest out of sticks and brought her babies from a tree nest. They sometimes change nests when their nest becomes infested with fleas. Truck was a daily driver, so she did this in one day. I drove to work with them on top of the motor, and while I was working, chain sawing on a tree, I see these little critters start falling out on the ground under the motor, three of them. I popped the hood, and there's the mother looking at me standing on a pile of branches. She proceeded to crawl into a hole in the firewall where I couldn't get to her, so I honked the horn a bit, and left the hood up. Her babies got cooked and didn't make it. Drove to my next job and did the same. Never saw her again, and didn't smell, so I guess she got out