Keeping squirrels out of the attic may prove to be one of the toughest tasks. This article explains how to make your attic less welcoming to squirrels. Squirrels can cause a lot of damage if they found they way into your attic. Getting rid of them and sealing all entry points is the best thing to do. Here are some recommendations. While they may seem straightforward to even the experienced dyi person, having a professional squirrel removal technician do the work for you can be much more effective and hassle free.
You need to seal off the attic as the primary measure keeping squirrels out of roof. One way to achieve this is by placing a wire mesh fencing or a chimney cap over the chimney. Secondly, it is important to patch up any holes or vents that may exist on the roof. Moreover, it is wise to consider covering up all the holes that may be entry channels for the squirrels (after driving them out of the attic). Finally, always secure any openings that
may lead squirrels from the attic into other areas of a house.
Use a trap to catch the squirrels that may find their way into the attic. The recommended size of a trap is 15.25 cm by 15.25 cm by 45.75 cm. Be careful not harm, or make the squirrels panic and harm themselves inside of the traps. Some hardware store sell live cage traps. They offer guidelines on how they ought to be used.
For this method to be effective, also use the right bait to attract the squirrels. After catching them, relocate them as far as 16 km away from your home, ensuring you do not cause other people your former problem.
Method 3: Use of Repellants
Squirrels can be scared off using a number of repellants including sound, flash lights and commercial squirrel repellants. Some sounds may be from a radio or a form of ultrasonic device. A flash that serves the attic should be left on at some moments to scare any squirrel that may have crept toward the attic. Fox spray is a common repellant that can be purchased for this purpose.
In some cases, people place rags soaked in ammonia, into the attic to repel the squirrels. Others use mothballs by scattering them in squirrel-infested areas, but out of children’s reach. Note: Some measures may not be as effective as you desire. In case of any uncertainty, always consult a professional.