Can Squirrels Eat Through Aluminum Siding?

Do squirrels eat aluminum?

For reasons known only to squirrels, they have a preference for aluminum. Perhaps it tastes good, but more likely because it’s a softer metal and allows them to get a good chew. They gnaw on electrical boxes, the arms of aluminum lawn chairs, garden lights and, as you have unfortunately discovered, aluminum fences.J

Can squirrels chew through aluminum flashing?

If it does, you’re not alone. Many people mistakenly believe that squirrels don’t chew through any metals. And while some metals like stainless steel and galvanized steel are hard enough to stop squirrels, sheet aluminum is soft enough for the squirrels to chew through.F

Can squirrels chew through steel wool?

Seal ALL other holes with galvanized steel sheeting or heavy wire, squirrels can simply chew through wood, plastic, aluminum or steel wool.

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