How can I get rid of the squirrels that have invaded my itty bitty attic. I hear them chewing on the wood and they bump and thump at all hours. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Sharon from Ottawa, KS
We've had this problem and bought fox urine at a farm and ranch supply store. Put a little of the urine on several cotton balls and put them out in the attic. That will usually chase the squirrels away. Then, my husband repaired the small hole in the eave of the house where they were getting in. He used a piece of sheet copper over it, but whatever you think will adequately repair the hole will work. (03/07/2007)
We had this problem, too. We had an exterminator put in cages with peanut butter. For some reason this attracts them. Then they went in and "stayed in the cages". Then the exterminator took them out and released them in a park. (03/08/2007)
I agree with the above methods. Put Have a Heart cages in the attic in the open with peanut butter on crackers. I put mine on top of heat duct work so I could hear the cages smack shut. Capture the squirrels, seal up holes in house with hardware cloth, heavy wire so they can't return. It may take you a few weeks to capture all the adults and babies. Take them more than 5 miles away to release, they can find their way home again otherwise. Cut back tree branches so they can't get on roof again. Good luck they are clever and destructive.
Squirrels make and have babies in the winter and early spring. That may be what you're hearing. Once the babies are big enough to go out on their own, that's your chance to plug up the holes. Don't put up bird feeders, they're a big food source for squirrels. Don't leave any food outside. (03/09/2007)
I had squirrels in my attic crawl space of my twin home for 25 years. Everything known to man had been tried to get rid of them. Three years ago I installed 3 Evictor strobe lights and have been squirrel free ever since. It seems like a minor miracle not to hear them running and jumping around.
Thought you might want to know about something that works. (10/11/2007)
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Put hot sauce where they travel. They do not like hot stuff, good luck. (07/22/2009)
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