Need advice. I've got squirrels in the attic. Been killing myself
trying to get rid of them. Anybody have any suggestions. Traps,
mothballs, fox urine, electronics, strobe light, playing the radio. I
need something that you've done, and has worked, not just something
you've read please. While battling these critters, I've come up with an
online game of how I'd really like to hanlde the situation, to help
alleviate some of the frustrations. Check it out.
Chances are good that they have little ones there somewhere. If you
just seal them out, they will try everything to get back in and do more
damage. I suggest traps. Put the traps in the area where they are
entering. Depending on the critter they may like peanut butter, apple
slices, corn, or many other products.
If you decide to trap them live and release them, make that release spot
more than just a couple of miles away or they will be back. Also note that
many areas have legal restrictions on what you can do including restrictions
on releasing them.
But if you live in a cold part of the country and take them that far away
this late in the season they may starve over the winter as they will not
have enough time to gather food and build a suitable nest.
When I lived in Seattle i had squirrels in the attic of my 1920 A&C
bungalow. I tired all you have mentioned what worked was sealing all of
the opening but one. I then used ammonia to drive them from the attic
(they ran around in the eaves). After which, I sealed the last entry point.
If you live in east Texas, you're in luck. Squirrel season started October
1st (through Feb 4th). Killing squirrels at other times can result in a
substantial fine or a trip to the Grey Bar Hotel.
I think bothering game animals is also an offense.
Best check with your local game and wildlife department.
Ain't nature grand?
Hunting seasons are for wildlife conservation with rules to govern
wholesale hunting efforts of 1000's of hunters. Killing pests
in/around your home does not fall under that criteria. Your right to
protect your property from pests is a basic fundamental right that no
one can take from you. To take the issue further, squirrels in your
attic are no longer considered "wildlife" - they are domesticated
Wrong answer cowboy. I went to walmart and bought 2 black and decker
Ultrasonic Insect Rodent Pest Repeller and they are working like a
charm. No more squirrels.
(1) Never give-up,
(2) The internet is a great place to solicit advice and solutions to
(3) Don't listen to morons who think that animals have property rights.
On 1 Oct 2006 06:39:57 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I had squirrels in the attic that were driving me crazy. I could hear
them run up and down the rafters. I put four boxes of rat poison up
there and within three days all was quiet! I patched the hole they
made in the side of the house with hardware cloth.
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