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Removing Squirrels From Your Attic

This DIY article outlines ways to get a squirrel out of a home or attic. If at any time you feel unsure or uncomfortable in this situation, contact us.

Squirrels are usually harmless animals that could potentially sneak into your home to find shelter. If you do find squirrels in your attic, there are many different ways to humanely perform a squirrel removal without damaging the home or harming the squirrel. To do this, you will need trapping cages, caulk, steel, and wire mesh, and mothballs or fox urine.

  1. Start by setting up trapping cages in your attic.
  2. Place the cages near openings or entry points that squirrels may appear from.
  3. Released the trapped squirrels into wooded areas away from your home.
  4. If you find any openings that squirrels may appear from, seal the opening using caulk, steel and wire mesh. Squirrels can easily chew through wood, so it is your best bet.
  5. Determine if there is a nest of squirrels in your attic.
  6. Place mothballs or fox urine in the affected area. This will make the squirrels cautious as they smell the scent of a predator nearby.
  7. Never, ever use poison in your home to remove squirrels as it can cause harm to pets and the people around you.
  8. Make sure you seal any potential openings that squirrels may appear from.

If there are squirrels still appearing in your attic, you may want to call a professional animal control service provider near you to make sure your home is pest free.