How to stop squirrels from chewing lead?

any ideas on how to stop squirrels from chewing the lead on chimneys? (assuming those claw marks are in fact from squirrels)

If it is squirrels, they won’t be doing it long…lead isn’t the best food to eat.

Paint it.

Does that mean the coffee cup I made from the lead tops of soil stacks for my X wife with my logo on is bad?

Get a pellet gun and shoot them. A good friend of mine did this for about 1 year and he has no more squirrels. They won’t come in his yard. He is very into his landscaping and they always used to tear it up on him.

Coat the lead with roofing cement. Squirrels apparently use the lead to chew or to clean their teeth or something. Anyway, they don’t like the roofing mastic. Coating the leads are a standard for the Houston School Dist. when replacing a roof.

Well believe it or not. if you spray the area with human urine. squirrels, raccoons, cats etc. will leave it alone.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01418/squirrels1_1418569a.jpg

Heard about something like that with human hair to ward off deer.

That would be a good service call… Time for your annual pest spray…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdH6kvs3UTE)

http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/8700/img_1258240836.jpg

Smartest rodent on the planet.

I saw a guy on tv once who had light bulbs disappearing from the sconce on his front porch. He thought neighborhood kids were stealing them. Got aggravated and set up a video camera. Turned out damn squirrel was climbing up on it, unscrewing the bulb and making off with what he thought was a big nut for his collection.LOL
Still cracks me up

[quote=“shangle nailer”]Smartest rodent on the planet.

I saw a guy on tv once who had light bulbs disappearing from the sconce on his front porch. He thought neighborhood kids were stealing them. Got aggravated and set up a video camera. Turned out damn squirrel was climbing up on it, unscrewing the bulb and making off with what he thought was a big nut for his collection.LOL
Still cracks me up[/quote]

I watched a show on squirrels once where they set up a habit-trail obstacle course with food at the end. Each day the squirrel would try and solve the course, and each day it would get a little further along until it finally got to the food. This was no normal habit-trail either, as it had trap doors, slides, and all sorts of tricks the squirrel had to learn. Smart little suckers, even if they are no better than rats with fuzzy tails.

Being from NoVa, we had gray squirrels, but D.C. tended to have Canadian Black Squirrels, and W.Va had gray and flying squirrels. Now I’m in Houston, and they mainly have fox squirrels.

http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/8700/img_1258298215.jpg

A grey squirrel is actually a fox squirrel, just a different color of the same thing.

Black squirrels, red squirrels, and fox squirrels are all separate species.

A city squirrel is bigger, meaner, and more aggressive than a country squirrel. :wink:

Salt and pepper squirrel quarters to taste.
Lightly coat in flour and braise in butter.
Add mushrooms, onions, carrots, and potatoes with 1 can of beef broth.
Simmer over low heat until the vegetables are done. :stuck_out_tongue:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Gray_Squirrel

http://www.mynaturephotos.com/images/GreySquirrel2.JPG

"A grey squirrel is actually a fox squirrel, just a different color of the same thing. "

Yeah, I forgot about squirrels from other regions.
The grey squirrels around here are indeed fox squirrels.
The grey ones usually seem to be bigger.

That first picture looks like a funky colored fox squirrel.
They don’t usually have that much black in them around here.

I never see the Squirrel in the 2nd picture around here.
It looks like a grey version of our black squirrel.

We have both the squirrels in the third picture around here, the red one is usually in the pines.

They all like to chew on stuff.

http://www.roofing.com/images/topics/8700/img_1258303577.jpg

I love this thread.

Kind of squirrelly, huh?