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Posted by Ms Greene on 1:55:11 12/10/2010 from 69.245.184.39:

I am the first floor tenant in a two-unit brick row-house building. About five days ago I began to hear scurrying above my head. I assumed it was my upstairs neighbor's cat, until I begin to hear clawing at the point of my ceiling bathroom light fixture and exhaust fan.

The squirrel successfully clawed its way into the light fixture, destroying the metal fan with ease. The building owner removed the light fixture and replaced it with a piece of drywall. What a joke! Within 3 short hours the squirrel had clawed a hole and was running free in my bathroom, destroying many of personal items.

She then, began to claw the wooden bathroom door, causing major damage to the door. I opened the door and assisted her in leaving the apartment building. Of course, she returned.

We can not seem to find her point of entry. She is heard in my kitchen wall that boarders the bathroom and in the bathroom ceiling, which are in the middle of the building. We have spotted and heard her in the basement as well, but we are still unable to find her point of entry. The upstairs neighbor states she does not hear anything in her unit. So we assume she is coming from the basement up.

We have checked the dryer vent and sealed the cracks at the foundation of the front of the building. Everything else in the basement looks good.

Are there any suggestions on her point of entry? Where should we place the trap?



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