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Do muskrats chew on electric wires? #6637397
10/11/19 09:18 AM
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I've been asked to remove muskrats from a pond because the owner is concerned that they might chew on electric wires that service an aerator. Has anyone had any experience with this happening?

Re: Do muskrats chew on electric wires? [Re: Ole] #6637486
10/11/19 11:54 AM
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Have to give an estimate for muskrat trapping and wanted to offer an longer term solution. The customer has a fountain in the middle of a pond and the muskrats are chewing the wires.

Re: Do muskrats chew on electric wires? [Re: Ole] #6637488
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Suggestion, not on TM thread, the owner could always run the wires through conduit, the gray type they use for pipe sets. It does not have to be waterproof, just rat proof. I would enjoy trapping the rats though, as this would be an easy paying job with floats or pens.

Re: Do muskrats chew on electric wires? [Re: Ole] #6637512
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yes muskrats will chew on aerator wires


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Re: Do muskrats chew on electric wires? [Re: Ole] #6637827
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Car wires in the middle of a huge parking lot too.

Re: Do muskrats chew on electric wires? [Re: Ole] #6638176
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I have had several jobs with muskrats chewing on insulated wiring harness's and single strand wire. In coi pond settings and at golf courses.

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