I have an unwanted visitor in my old house. The door of attic is
sealed off with concrete and wood, I can't get in unless I drill it
Inside is no light just the wooden roof frame and some old wood lying
Now something is running around. We have lots of squirrels here. And
it sounds like one. Running fast and suddenly stopping. It wakes me up
in the morning when I would like to sleep.
What should I do? Did you ever had a squirrel in your attic? How did
you get rid of it?
There are these battery operated rodent repellents. They make a
certain high pitched noise and the rodent allegedly runs off. Does
this work also with squirrels?
Thanks in advance. You advice is highly appreciated.
On Apr 29, 10:48 am, email@example.com wrote:
Mothballs are a bust. I had one in my attic and he used the mothballs
for a pillow. Sprayed pepper spray in hole during day sealed access
hole with plastic and next morning he was back. Had to set large wire
animal trap every day for about two weeks with peanut butter. Tried
smaller wire trap and he kept getting bait. He got the bait out of the
large trap several times until I fine tuned the trigger and lubricated
it with WD-40.
Was going to shoot him in the face after I caught him but he stood up
on his hind legs held onto the cage like a convict and begged for his
life with quiet little woof sounds. Figured if he was that much of a
man I would relocate him. Closed up hole with temporary patch in case
he wasn't alone but have not had any new squatters. I have several of
the sonic wing dings but they are not effective.
Hmm. Makes sense that the state would have facilities for relocating a
destructive deer or moose or even a mountain lion. They certainly do it for
alligators in Florida.*
So, call your state game and fish commission and demand they relocate the
That's what your tax money if for (tell them)!
*Though not Louisiana. I recall an interview with the governor of Louisiana
when a reporter suggested that animal preservation activists were opposed to
an open hunting season on alligators.
"Well, son, they don't know nothin' 'bout gators! We's lip-deep in gators
down here! They's lined up on the side of the interstate just a-waitin' for
somebody to have a flat! You gimme the names of some of them folks up in
Massachusetts or wherever and I'll SEND 'em some 'gators. We's got lots!"
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Oh! When looking into this group I first saw a complaint of somewhone
about a woodchuck. Same tip for you: Read the description of a selb-
built smoke bomb at instructables.com. Basically a mixture of sugar
and saltpeter. Should smoke a lot - but beware of the smell!
Try it! Maybe you will be happy about having a squirrel. ;-)
Airspace V - international hangar flying!
Don't you have .22 long rifle sub-sonics over there? That's what I have
always used (here in Oz) with a baffle style silencer for small game (and
neighborhood cats) when I wanted to be quiet. BRNO Model 2 with a twelve
inch Billet Baffle silencer, makes no more noise than snapping your
fingers. The sound of the firing pin hitting the cartridge is louder that
the actual shot.
I mostly use it for shooting rabbits (so the sound of the shot doesn't
spook the rest of them) and for killing cats. I have an intense dislike of
cats that are allowed to roam free and kill wildlife. The irresponsible
idiots who own them need a good hard kick up the arse on a regular basis. I
put strong smelling cat treats, sardines, tuna etc., out in my yard and
shoot every cat that comes over my fence. Either that or I put the bait
food in a metal dish on a rubber mat and wire one side of a 240 volt mains
lead to it. They make more noise when I electrocute them though, much
better to shoot them - a clean head shot and they make no sound at all.
JD - in Oz.
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