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bugs eating screens?!

Liz E
September 13, 2015 07:10AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 35

Good Morning! Has anyone heard of bugs eating holes in fiberglass screens? We keep waking up with new holes in our screens about 2 inches from the sill. The holes range in size from 1/4 inch to an inch or so. Any input would be appreciated!

Re: bugs eating screens?!

September 13, 2015 07:25AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 898

Rats, not bugs. Spoon out the Dcon.

Re: bugs eating screens?!

September 13, 2015 07:31AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,049

Use a trap. If you use poison, it may die somewhere unreachable inside and you'll have to deal with odor of decaying body.
If you have any pets, you may not wish to use poison.

If you've got mice and not rats, Home Depot has "catch and release" traps.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2015 07:35AM by Alana33.

Re: bugs eating screens?!

September 13, 2015 09:23AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 933

Roaches can also chew threw fiberglass screens as well if given enough time, especially the large palmetto bugs.

Re: bugs eating screens?!

September 13, 2015 10:03AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,885

Rats. We had same issue. We used bait outside house on window sills they were entering. Never saw them again. A great triumph of technology.

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