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Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:14:08 AM »
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We have a plastic garden storage chest/bench in which we store lawn furniture cushions, and bird seed.

The squirrels, in spite of enthusiastic and accurate use of a pellet gun, are chewing through it. Again.

Any thought and a metal chest that could be used for the same thing, that doesn't necessarily look like it belongs bolted in the back of a 97 F-150?

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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 10:38:21 AM »


The squirrels, in spite of enthusiastic and accurate use of a pellet gun, are chewing through it. Again.




Get a bigger gun?
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 10:51:48 AM »
The pellet gun works fine, and hurts nothing else if I miss ...

No gun will do the trick if the operator is gone all day, though . . . . .

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We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 04:38:37 PM »
Spray some deterrent around the chest?

Red pepper or animal urine?

Electrifried moat?
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 06:05:50 PM »
I hear if you spread human fecal matter on it it keeps them away.
























Not really.  I just want to see you do it.     :bigsmile:

Rat traps with peanut butter?  Then eat the squirrels? 
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 06:18:01 PM »
Don't store food in them.  :shrug:

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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 06:29:40 PM »
Don't store food in them.  :shrug:

That was kinda my thought.
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 10:31:22 AM »
Oh, good call! I've removed the birdseed, and problem solved!

Placing the bird seed in the garage only moves the problem to teh garage, and switches the instigators from squirrells to mice . . . . .ditto in the house.

Found a suitable containment vessel, though, and, luckilym before I was foreced to resort to Clay's suggestion!


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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 10:58:11 AM »
Stop buying bird seed.
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 11:31:10 AM »
Stop buying bird seed.

That would be the next logical step.
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 02:29:58 PM »
Oh, good call! I've removed the birdseed, and problem solved!

Placing the bird seed in the garage only moves the problem to teh garage, and switches the instigators from squirrells to mice . . . . .ditto in the house.

Found a suitable containment vessel, though, and, luckilym before I was foreced to resort to Clay's suggestion!


thanks all!

I had a similar problem with bird seed in the garage a few years ago. The critters took to hoarding the bird seed. I found bunch of it the next time I changed the air filter on the SV. We now store bird seed in the laundry room. That seems to have fixed the problem so far. The little monsters haven't found a way in to the house.

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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 02:48:38 PM »
Use your underground nuclear bunker to store the seed.
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Re: Metal Garden Storage Chest/bench
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 03:23:52 PM »
Could you store the birdseed in a lidded bucket?  Or a metal can?  Just a thought...
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