How do I Keep Squirrels out of the House?

We have squirrels in between our kitchen ceiling and bedroom upstairs, we do not know how they are coming in but do know they go onto the roof. Does anyone have any ideas how to keep them out besides trapping them. The electronic Pest Control units do not seem to work, I have 3 of them.


From Anna in Maine

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April 27, 20040 found this helpful

Here's some tips from another site...

"I can say with some certainty that as long as there are plenty of food sources out of doors and the weather is warm, rodents will remain outside. As the weather turns cooler, they'll check into any motel that will have them.

Set up roadblocks. Seal access to your house with sheet metal, steel wool or cement, especially around vents, pipes and ducts. Make sure windows and doors close properly. Keep garbage in sturdy cans with tight-fitting lids.

Remove nesting materials such as newspapers and boxes from the walls and off the floors. Store firewood, lumber and building supplies away from buildings and at least a foot off the ground.


Trim bushes and hedges away from the house and clean up plant debris to prevent nesting.

Baits should be put in low-traffic areas such as basements, garages and attics. Once they consume the bait, mice leave the area to die.

Set the bait in dark corners -- behind the stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer. In fact, put the bait in as many places as possible without endangering children and pets.

Check the bait frequently and discard any that's wet and contaminated. Check to see whether a large amount was consumed. If so, increase it, because the rodent infestation is bigger than you thought.

Put traps in high-traffic areas. If mice aren't caught in four or five days, move the traps. Peanut butter, nuts and cheese are effective baits for mousetraps.

If the bait and traps have remained undisturbed for 15 days, it is likely that the problem is solved."


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April 27, 20040 found this helpful

Here's another link that may help

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By frank (Guest Post)
June 27, 20040 found this helpful

shoot them when you see them they taste good too

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December 27, 20040 found this helpful

Please visit us at at Evictor Products have a product called the "Squirrel Evictor". It uses a high intensity strobe light that annoys their sensitive eyes and removes them from a residence safely and harmlessly.


It is a more humane method of eviction that will make trapping squirrels obsolete! It is cheaper and more efficient than trapping.

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By Dave (Guest Post)
December 3, 20050 found this helpful

It is against the law in most states to kill or poison them.. I have to put out RAT poison cubes to help control my Tree rat problem however the squirrels keep eating it and dying! they seem to love the taste!

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By cris (Guest Post)
January 30, 20070 found this helpful

Hey Dave where do you get those cubes?""

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April 8, 20090 found this helpful

Hot pepper helps with squirrel problems, put it where you think they travel. If you have any wires going into the house they will climb the wires. Put hot pepper sauce on the wires, good luck.

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