I have a long-standing, ever nagging, "red squirrel" (rat with a furry
tail) rodent problem that is eating my rental home (and my patience
dealing with them) for quite awhile. These red squirrels are smaller
and "wilder" than the average city squirrel which in our state is
are the large brown ones.
The house has been ravaged by these red squirrels eating under the eves
and fascia boards going around the roof of the house. Around the
chimney is a great spot to chew through too. I've found a fairly good
way to "fend off and seal" these holes by using a old heavy duty
pop or tin can, cutting it out to fit the overlap of the hole, and use
of a lot of heavy duty construction cement (liquid nails - super
duty), sealing it shut permanently (seems to work). By the way, once
they're in, the start climbing down the inside walls, it's creepy,
and it is a very big issue with the tenant or course.
In a week to 3 months there's a new hole the size of a silver dollar
about 2 feet from the last one that was just sealed.
The house, of course, sits underneath a towering 40' walnut tree. I
cannot remove the tree, shoot a bb gun at the rodents, or do the
"have a heart trap deal." Trapping and releasing requires a large
amount of time managing the never-ending trap and release cycle.
What I would like to use is an "industrial strength" type of
squirrel/rodent killer. Can I put D-CON up in the around the roof of
the house or do they make a red squirrel pest control item I can
purchase that will ERADICATE these little son of a guns?
I would like to know what a "pro" pest controller would use in a
case like this and appreciate all advice and insights in how to
eradicate these rodents from my home.