The quickest way to get rid of squirrels is to
use a combination of exclusion devices and
deterrent methods, but in such a way that they
actually work. Most detergents and repellents do
not work, but one that has shown to have
positive results in SOME cases is eviction
fluid. This is made up of secretions and urine
from predatory males, such as foxes, and when
squirrels and other smaller mammals smell this,
they get scared and move along. The scent makes
them think that a predator is nearby, and that
will make them want to run for safety. This is a
great tool to use alongside exclusion methods.
After you have worked out which hole the animals
are using the most to gain entrance to your
home, the remainder of the holes, cracks,
crevices and weak spots should be sealed and
repaired, using steel mesh that the squirrel
cannot gnaw its way through. If the squirrel is
there with a family of young babies, the
eviction fluid can make the mother move her
young to safety. She thinks there's a predator
nearby. Once she has removed her young, she
can't get back into the property because of that
one way exclusion device, and that gives you the
opportunity to seal up the one remaining hole,
eliminating the problem for good.
Squirrels are everywhere. There are almost 300
different kinds of squirrel in the world with
all types of subspecies to boot. These furry
vermin are the most likely animal to invade your
attic and home. It doesn't matter if you live in
the Country or City, If they decide your home
provides the perfect place to build nest, they
are almost unstoppable. If you believe that
squirrels are trying to move in on you, act
immediately to stop them in their tracks! Here
are tips to get rid of those interlopers fast.
You must first find, cover, and fill all of
their entry holes. Some squirrel holes can be
tiny like a fissure in the siding, or just a
hole in the ground at the base of your home.
You must inspect your entire house from the
ground up. Leave nothing to chance- look at
roofs and eaves. Go over your soffits and
siding. Inspect baseboards, trim, and foundation
for cracks as well.
Look for overhanging trees that allow the
squirrels to reach your house. Cut them back at
least 9 feet
Remove any piles of wood, groups of bushes,
vines, or climbing plants, and trellis that lean
against your house and can be used for climbing.
Do away with convenient sources of water like
ponds, fountains, or birdbaths.
Only use bird feeders that are proven to be
squirrel proof and eliminate other easy sources
If you decide to use dangerous poisons or
harmful chemicals, understand that these can
also be hazardous to children, pets, and the
earth. If you put poison inside your home you
also risk having a carcass trapped in the walls,
rotting and attracting bugs.
Some folks like Snap traps. It may kill a
smaller squirrel but you either have a gory body
to dispose of or a large injured and angry
squirrel in a trap.
Setting t live traps is simple and cost
effective, but you will need to decide what to
do with the trapped animal. You can relocate
squirrels, but you must go at least 10 miles
away to prevent them returning. Also remember
that squirrels are very territorial, so it is
not likely a relocated squirrel has much of a
chance if there are other ones around.
Exclusion funnels are another really effective
choice. They are easy to build or buy them
readymade and just install it using only a few
tools. This is simple metal cloth funnel that
allows the squirrel to leave through the large
end of the funnel, but it cannot return through
the small end. You can attach these one way
devices to a cage to capture the animals as well
Some folks choose home DIY remedies and all
natural things like moth balls, cinnamon or
pepper flakes scattered around their area.
Others use flashing lights, sonic emitters, or a
loud radio to drive them off.
To date, the best option we have found if to
hire a professional animal removal service.
These professionals will give you peace of mind
knowing that you have employed a trained
specialist. These removal services can quickly
identify your problem animal, its entryways,
where it nests, and formulate the best plan to
be rid of your problem. They will also be up to
date on all federal, state, and regulations that
might affect you and the animal you want removed
as well. These services not only capture and
remove or relocate any squirrels they find; they
will also give you tips to help prevent the
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