AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH! Squirrels!

littlebug5December 4, 2012

Dang squirrels!!! It's my own fault - I stored some sunflower seeds for my bird feeders on my screened-in porch. I must have dropped some seeds on the floor around the covered plastic tub. The squirrels tore holes in BOTH screen doors to get in to eat the sunflower seeds. Now I've got to take the screen doors down (probably in the spring) and have them rescreened.

Unless someone has a better idea? The doors have screen all the way to the bottom. Would there be some way to change the bottom half to something the squirrels won't tear through that won't look out of place? My back porch overlooks the golf course, so lots of people see the porch and its doors.

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weedyacres

Screen is pretty easy to replace. If you want to keep bugs out, it's either than or a solid or glass door (like a storm door).

If you want to prevent squirrels from tearing up the replacement screen, you could put lattice on the outside lower part of the door, over the screening. The lattice holes would be too small for the squirrels to get through.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 2:05PM
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twomartins

You could also replace it with petscreen which looks basically the same but is a lot sturdier. I am not sure it's squirrel proof, but it is sturdier than regular screen. It's really not that hard to re-screen stuff either. Pet screen is a little thicker than the regular kind and made of a plastic-y material, not metal.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 4:47PM
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littlebug5

Pet screen? I didn't know there was such a thing. Where do you buy it?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:45AM
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littlebug5

Pet screen? I didn't know there was such a thing. Where do you buy it?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 12:46AM
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