That's an easy one. Go to the hardware store, buy a rat trap....that's
just an oversized mouse trap. Bait it with peanut butter....Choosy
mothers choose JIF. But any will do... the squirrel won't last an hour and
he'll be history!
In many states, you have to have a hunting license and wait for the season
to open. Most squirrel seasons begin around the 1st of September and last
Kill or bother a squirrel outside those dates and .....
If you call animal control at the police dept,
they might bring out a trap for you. They do where
I live. Try to find where they are entering
and fix that or you could be dealing with the same
problem. A tree next to the house may give them
access to the roof.
You have to find the holes after you get them out and seal them up,
look for new holes they will eat their way back in. Kill , trap, poison,
shoot and mothballs in the attic. It can take a long time to get rid of
all of them.
I don't suggest poisoning them. They are a little large for that, the
smell of a decaying squirrel hidden somewhere in a wall is not pleasant and
can last a long time.
I suggest trapping and removing. A professional can handle it is a
short time. They know the places and types of traps that work. They know
the bait that should work in your area at this time of year. From my
personal experience they are not all that expensive.
I suggest you do it really fast, as soon there will be little ones in
the nest and that just complicates things.
I like squirrels and I often give them peanuts etc. so I won't give you advice
how to destroy them. However I don't like them in the house. Once a squirrel got
trapped in the house by dropping through a ventilation shaft. It messed the place
up (not bad) while we were away for the weekend. The ventilation shaft turned
into quite a problem as squirrels would peek and drop. So I built them small
ladders so they could climb back to the roof! The squirrel problem ended right
then and there: I would hear a thump as then quick scramble back to the roof.
Squirrels would drop in occasionally but get out just as fast.
Maybe you same a similar problem? The quirrels can get in but have trouble
getting back out. If so just provide the curious georges easy way out.
Are you kidding?
In addition to the ladders, he also provided them their own breaker box
so they could run their utility circuits without chewing through
anything. 200 amp Cutler/Hammer arc fault GFCI panel as I recall.
I think the plan is eventually the squirrels will launch their own 24/7
interactive video web site.
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