How To Remove Squirrels From Your Attic

22 February 2023
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If you have squirrels in your attic, it can be scary, annoying, and not at all fun. Squirrels are sneaky pests and will find their way into small openings to store their nuts and find a place to stay warm in the winter months. One squirrel may turn into several before long, and you could have an infestation of squirrels in your home. Read on for what you can do if you have squirrels in your home.

Hire A Professional

You should hire a professional exterminator that specializes in the removal of wildlife animals. Some exterminators are limited to only removing pests such as insects or mice and may not deal with squirrels. When you call, you should ask specifically about squirrel removal from your home. An exterminator that specializes in wildlife removal will have the tools and know-how to get rid of these pests for you.

Seal Off Entrances

While the squirrels are away getting food, you can seal off the entrance to the attic to prevent the squirrels from getting back into your home. The downside to doing this is if they have babies in the attic, they will try any means necessary to get back to their babies, which could mean more damage to your home. If you are sure that you only have one squirrel, and that there aren't any babies nesting in the attic, you can seal off the entrance to keep the squirrels away.

Remove Access Points

Squirrels are pretty tricky and can climb just about anything, but if you have tree limbs hanging low over your home, you should remove the limbs and cut them back to prevent the squirrels from getting up onto your house. Other easily accessible areas should also be removed, such as clutter stored close to your home that provides an easy route for the squirrels to get into your attic.

Set Traps

You can set traps yourself in your attic to trap these pests. Set the traps using bait to lure in the pests and then you can remove the squirrels yourself. Live traps or traps that will kill the squirrels can both be used depending on what you prefer. These traps can be found at your local hardware store. Use them according to the manufacturer's instructions.

If you have squirrels in your attic, they need to be removed immediately before they take over your home. Hire a professional pest control specialist to help remove the squirrels from your home.

Contact a professional for more information about squirrel removal