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Squirrel damage

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. I've told Hunter/Irritrol/Wmtic they need to convert to metal caps but they claim I'm the only one who says squirrel damage is a problem. Am I alone?

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  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,215

    wow never seen that, I have had dogs do a lot of damage to popups, and I've had squirrels oddly enough chew up cast aluminum flood light too... not sure what they're thinking sometimes.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,640

    I've seen one on a fence post become a solarium for ant pupae. Metal construction wouldn't prevent that.
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    You sure that is not rat damage?
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Out of work contractors?
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I've had it happen as well to the original Mini-Clik. Twice they chewed it up. We eventually put that wireless one in, and moved to a different location.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,385

    Never seen it before, had mice chow wires plenty of times.
  8. Mr. Bow Raker

    Mr. Bow Raker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    A squirrel is a tree rat.:) I've seen plenty of damage to the tops of 1800 series heads when the collar of the head is above mulch height. Usually only the low end drainage heads. Varmints love an easy water source.
  9. We refer to squirrels as rats with good P.R.. They chew the heads here as well. Not sure why they chew the sensor tops unless they are keeping their teeth sharp or want the wafers inside.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Catholic rats?;)

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