||SQUIRREL REMOVAL QUESTIONS
AND HOW TO
SQUIRREL PROOF YOUR HOME
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|I think I have squirrels,
in my attic how
can I tell?
best way to tell if you have squirrels is to inspect your home. If
can access your attic, look in the attic for trails in the insulation.
If you have grey squirrels in your area the trails will be 4-6 inches
wide. If you have red squirrels the trails will be 2-4 inches wide.
Remember red squirrels are ground squirrel and can enter anyplace from
the foundation up to the roof. Look for food cashes or a squirrel
nests. If you can see your roof vents look for the screens crewed out.
your gable vents with a binoculars to
see if they have chewed out the screens. Visually inspect your fascia
and soffits for obvious holes. Watch the squirrels and see where they
go. Look for trails in the snow. Squirrels are animals looking for an
opportunity. If you have a fascia or soffits that is starting to
deteriorate, the squirrels will find it and take advantage of it.
What kind of noises
do squirrels make?
You will hear running in your soffits, running on your roof. Scratching
in your ceiling or walls and crewing. You will hear these sounds during
the day unless you have flying squirrels. If you have flying Squirrels
you will hear these noises at night and it will sound like you have a
circus in your attic on rainy nights. When the babies are born they can
be real noisy. They will make a lot of noise when mom leaves and
returns to the nest.
Is their any
pesticide for squirrels?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! This is a real hot subject for NWC. Every year we
have to euthanize squirrels that have been poisoned by homeowners. The
Squirrels are usually bleeding from every orifice, because of the rat
poison used. When a company produces a poison they make it
the weight of a certain animal . Rat poison is made to kill a
rat not a 16 oz squirrel. Please don’t let the animals
suffer, do it
When do squirrel
give birth and at what age are the young mobile?
Squirrels will have 2 litters a year, one in the spring and one in the
fall. Red squirrel and flying squirrels will have one litter in the
spring. It takes about 45 days from birth until a squirrel
regularly leaves its nest. Trapping a mother squirrel before the young
are old enough will strand the young.
What is the best way to
get rid of
There two ways get rid of squirrels. You can live trap the squirrels.
Make sure that the young are old enough to be trapped and relocated
with the mother.
Or you can use an excluder, this is a one way device that lets
squirrels out of the home and not back in. Once again if the young
aren’t old enough and you can’t find the nest to
hand remove the
babies; you must wait till the young are leaving the nest before using
any trapping device.
I get rid of the squirrels how do I keep them from coming back?
that have removed squirrels soon
figure out that they have a new bunch that have moved in and chewed a
new hole into my home. Squirrels are very territorial , we’ve
the squirrels chase each other in our yards. Once a family is removed a
new family moves in and takes over that territory. If the home has had
squirrels before it smells like squirrels and the new family makes a
new entrance. So the home must be made squirrel proof to keep this from
happening again. If the squirrels have chewed
through the roof vents we have to install roof vent baskets on each
roof vent. If they have chewed a hole in your fascia or soffits these
must be protected with hardware cloth until the squirrels have found a
new spot to live. This usually takes between 60-90 days, and then the
repairs can be done. I don’t know how many people have told
they had squirrels and evicted them out and completed the repairs and
with in 24 hours the squirrels have chewed through again. ???????? Or
they had squirrels trapped last year and they have them this year. We
have no shortage of squirrels in most neighborhoods and the only
population control they have is an occasional car that takes one out.
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