Protect Your SharePoint From Wire-Gnawing Squirrels

Squirrel Full Disclosure: I saw this article yesterday online and I felt compelled to recreate this story as Squirrels Against SharePoint. Beware: They are mischievous marmot marauders.

This is a straight and slightly-adulterated rip-off of a blog post from Allstate Insurance. As satire I am giving them credit and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed tweaking it.

Beware of Marauding Squirrels --- they can wreak havoc on your SharePoint.


Protect Your SharePoint

No matter where you live, if there are squirrels in the area, there’s a chance one of them could find its way under your hood and start snacking on your SharePoint wires. These furry little vandals may cause car damage that can lead to unexpected repair costs.

Why are squirrels attracted to SharePoint? suggests that a SharePoint’s engine warmth provides a cozy nesting spot for rodents. And, squirrels must chew on things to check the constant growth of their teeth, which may make SharePoint a target. Whatever the reason squirrels wreak havoc under the hood, there are a few tips that can help you keep these toothy troublemakers out of your SharePoint.

Roll Out the Un-Welcome Mat

Don’t let your SharePoint become home sweet home. The Canadian Wildlife Federation suggests leaving the hood of your SharePoint open during the day (if it’s safe to do so) to make your SharePoint a less attractive nesting space. Because squirrels aren’t active at night, the Federation says you can close your SharePoint after dark.

Squirrel-Proof Your Garage

If you park your SharePoint in your garage, you’re not completely out of the woods. Squirrels can get into your garage through a hole as small as 2 inches, according to You can help to seal your garage by plugging even the tiniest holes with stainless steel mesh, sheet metal or aluminum flashing.

Leave a Bad Taste in Their Mouths

To keep squirrels away from your SharePoint, the Canadian Wildlife Federation suggests using taste deterrents, like bitter apple spray. Most pet stores and vet clinics carry bitter apple spray, as well as other taste deterrents for wildlife. Use caution and talk to a mechanic before spraying anything directly on your SharePoint though to help avoid any damage.

As cute and innocent as squirrels may appear to be, they can cause unexpected damage. Taking a few simple steps can help you protect your SharePoint from these mischievous marmots.

The original post is here, but I don’t think it’s nearly as funny as this one.

Enjoy! Smile and have some fun today.


Anonymous said…
As an aside, as a Boy Scout I learned that squirrel and marmot do not taste good. I'm just saying.