Squirrels are cute, furry creatures that can be fun to watch when they’re scampering around outside. However, when they find their way into your attic, they can quickly become a nuisance. Squirrels can cause damage to your home’s insulation, wiring, and structural supports, and they can also create a lot of noise and mess. Here are some tips for getting squirrels out of your attic safely and effectively.
Identify Entry Point(s)
The first step in removing squirrels from your attic is to identify how they are getting in. Check the exterior of your home for any gaps or holes that could serve as entry points. Pay close attention to areas around the roofline, as squirrels can easily climb trees and jump onto your roof. Once you’ve identified the entry point(s), you’ll need to seal them up to prevent the squirrels from coming back in. Make sure to do this only after you’re sure that there are no squirrels inside, as you don’t want to trap them inside.
Use a One-Way Exclusion Device
To remove squirrels from your attic, you can use a one-way exclusion device. These devices allow the squirrels to leave your attic but prevent them from re-entering. A one-way exclusion device is typically a one-way door or funnel that is installed over the entry point. Once the squirrels leave, they won’t be able to get back in. It’s important to use a one-way exclusion device instead of trapping the squirrels, as trapping can be inhumane and may not be legal in some areas.
Squirrels are deterred by certain smells and tastes. You can use natural deterrents such as peppermint oil or mothballs to repel the squirrels. These can be placed around the entry points or in the attic to discourage the squirrels from returning. Another deterrent you can try is making noise and creating light. Squirrels prefer quiet and dark environments, so making noise and creating light in the attic can be effective in driving them out. You can use a radio or other device to create noise, and a bright light can be installed to make the attic less appealing to the squirrels.
Call a Professional
If you’re uncomfortable handling squirrels on your own or need help getting rid of them, it’s best to call a professional wildlife removal service. Professionals have the experience and tools required to safely and effectively remove squirrels from your attic. It’s the safest way to get rid of squirrels in your attic.
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