Once your brand-new aluminum fence is installed you may think that all the problems and worries are over regarding maintaining its beauty because Afterall, aluminum fences are chosen often because of the lack of maintenance needed and the durability in the material. Unfortunately, homeowners may have to deal with elements outside of their control with pests like squirrels. They may look cute but appearance aside, they can really cause quite a bit of damaged to your homes but also your aluminum fences. Squirrels and other rodents have very hard teeth designed to crack nuts. Their teeth never stop growing and instinctively will gnaw on things to keep them sharp and at a reasonable length. Due to aluminum fencing being made of a softer metal, this may be the reason squirrels choose to use this for their chewing needs. So, the question becomes this, how do you stop them from ruining your aluminum fence? The article published at mercury news goes into further details on what to do in these situations. A few options include applying a pepper spray coating to the fence to deter them from chewing in future occurrences, installing a shock wire, or creating a diversion to allow them to chew on something less wanted.