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What I want to know is what, if anything do you folks use to "plug up the controller holes" around the power cords, cat5 cables, etc. to keep insects (we have a big problem with wasps), lizards, spiders or other creepy crawlies from getting inside your controller boxes while they are mounted outdoors?confused.png

I don't want to do anything that would create a fire hazard or any other issues, but would like some advice on how to keep these pests from taking up residence inside my controller housings while they'll be mounted outside for a couple of months.

I'd sure hate to go out and open a controller or the box my MP3 Showtime Director and FM transmitter are located inside of, and then stir up a wasps nest I didn't know was in there! That would definitely make me look like this: mad.png

Thanks for any info, tips, and help on kleeping the bugs out of my controllers!

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Orville,

Boxes that I buy from www.yourbroadbandstore.com have just simply foam with star cuts to allow you to pull through the cables, yet make a tight fit to the cables. I would just get some foam rubber and stuff it around the gaps.

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Max-Paul wrote:

Orville,

Boxes that I buy from http://www.yourbroadbandstore.com have just simply foam with star cuts to allow you to pull through the cables, yet make a tight fit to the cables. I would just get some foam rubber and stuff it around the gaps.


Thanks MaxPaul! I have a LOT of FOAM RUBBER stuff around here, so that's what I'll use. I just realized my MP3 Showtime Director and FM Transimitter are in a box I purchased from the link and are pretty well protected. But the Controller boxes are factory from LOR, so those are the ones I'll need to stuff the foam into.

Thanks again!
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I use the boxes MaxPaul talks about, but I use rubber grommets at the bottom of the box. Seems to keep the Florida rodents out.


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On the lighter side.....

You could hire a few of these, I keep em in my garage like pets, but I don't name them, except for donner!




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I like Praying Mantises. Haven't seen one now in quite a very long time! I'd say last time I saw one of those little guys, must have been about 8 or 9 years ago!



Just don't see them as often as I used too.

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Or you could sell me your house and move to Canada where the temps kill any critters trying to get in I will move down to Florida and sip on a Miller Lime you move up here and shovel my driveway this offer expires in 2050 LOL

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Or you could sell me your house and move to Canada where the temps kill any critters trying to get in I will move down to Florida and sip on a Miller Lime you move up here and shovel my driveway this offer expires in 2050 LOL


Well since it's NOT really our house, still belongs to my late mother in law, we're just living here on extensiond from the Reverse Mortgage Comapny, otherwise, could possibly take you up on that. But since I have raynards disease, I'll probably just stick it out in Florida, since I can't be in extremely cold climates for very long. So no snow and ice for me with the exception of what little we might get from time to time here.

Although I'd love to visit Canada sometime in the warmer months, from what I've seen of it in documentaries, beautiful country, just too cold for me at times. LOL
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Don Gillespie wrote:

Although I'd love to visit Canada sometime in the warmer months, from what I've seen of it in documentaries, beautiful country, just too cold for me at times. LOL

That depends where in Canada you would want to visit during the warmer months.

Windsor, Ont. can get 100F on a number of occasions, where as Edmonton, Alberta can reach highs of 90F 3 times in a year every 3 or 4 years.

90F is to hot up here for us because we are make of ice and begin to melt above 72F. Windsor & other parts of Ontario have high humidity and so when it rains it get muggy and stays 100F, and when it rains here the temp go from 75F to 50F and we get cool.

If you come to Jasper or Bnaff Alberta come in Mid June, July & early August and then leave because the cold and frost and maybe snow may start in the 3rd week of August.

We had frost these past 5 days where I live.

We have an Italian Greyhound from Florida and he is now a Pupsicle. Coat time for him. :)
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