May 10, 2007

HOTEL???

What is going on? The invasion continues - Is there a giant red neon flashing sign on my 37 year old home??? First there were insects, then a bat and now nesting squirrels in our 3rd floor eves. Very determined squirrels! My DH followed the AC pipe up the side of the house to the bowling ball size hole the animals had enlarged as their entry - He filled in the hole with expanding foam insulation, capped around the pipe with aluminum and re-wrapped the AC pipe with black insulating foam. There all done ??? NOT The next day everything was ripped off and chewed through as if nothing - so an expert was called in - He determined there is a nest way inside and capped the outside hole with a wire contraption that only allows squirrels to Exit the house Not Enter - The next morning the trap is still in place but somewhat bent. This morning DH actually saw a squirrel leaping on the trap and pulling from the near by dogwood tree - Fingers crossed, so far they have not been able to re-enter - Emphasis on "so far" . I need to put up a NO vacancy sign!

6 comments:

Teri C said...

Goodness! you do have trouble!! You tell a great story of your trouble and illustrated it so well!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Lots of humour and charcter in this - AND it is really well drawn too.

Serena said...

Nice sketches, Sandy, and I enjoyed the comical side to your post. I hope the new contraption keeps those freeloaders out too. :)

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Holy cow re. the squirrels! Hope you get that straightened out! Great sketch tho'! :)

phthaloblu said...

WOw, we've been very lucky. I've heard they can be very distructive, but I had no idea. This is a great sketch, tho, even if the inspiration is somewhat disheartening.

juj said...

I'm sure your not in love with the critters themselves - but this sketch is fabulous! I especially love the part where he's popping his head out of the hole, and that yellow and blue is a yummy combination.