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10 Ways to Get Rid of Squirrels


You worked hard to maintain a beautiful home and now you have squirrels chewing holes in it! Squirrels may seem cute when they are in a tree, but they damage your home and hang out in your warm attic.

 Here are ten safe and natural ways to get rid of squirrels.  Squirrel Eating

1)      Use a Squirrel Repellant in your yard or garden. Some repellants are sprayed or sprinkled and others are hung in areas you wish to be squirrel-free. Many manufacturers make a repellant made from fox urine or a similar smelling substance, as foxes are natural enemies to the squirrel.

2)      Keep all trash out of your yard since squirrels eat nearly anything. If they think they can find food in your yard, they will stay around.

3)      Young and active cats are natural predators and would love the opportunity to chase the squirrels right out of your yard.

4)      Use squirrel-proof bird feeders so the squirrels will give up on getting the seeds. Or use safflower seeds since they are too bitter for squirrels. 

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

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5)      Try using habanera sauce or Ropel spray to prevent squirrels from chewing on your home. You can even grind up hot peppers and put them around your garden.

6)      Seal ALL open areas into your home and chimney with steel so the squirrels cannot chew through.

7)      Use squirrel traps to safely trap them and relocate them.

8)      Trim low hanging branches from trees to prevent squirrels from jumping from the trees to your house.

9)      Try setting up a feeding area for the squirrels far away from your house so they have their own area to eat and will be less likely to chew their way through your house.

10)   Use a strobe light in your attic to scare the squirrels and other animals away.

If all else fails… Contact a Pest Control Specialist to help with Squirrel removal. No one can prevent wildlife from being in their natural environment, but they can be prevented from entering and damaging your home.

Spencer Pest Services is the Pest Control Company of choice for homes and businesses in Georgia and South Carolina. Call for FREE estimates at 800-868-8946.

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I would like to buy a glass bird-feeder to deter squirrels. I live in the uK Scotland
Posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 7:00 AM by john dillon
I like to buy this " Squirrel-proof-bird-feeder" and have it mail to France, is it possible ? 
and what is the price of this item ?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:44 PM by Gislaine Hillquist
please tell me the cost of the bird-feeder as shown in the ad. Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:18 PM by john Dillon
Nice read! I like the suggestions.
Posted @ Monday, March 03, 2014 5:20 AM by Briny
For removal of squirrels from your attic, contact Nassau County Animal Control
Posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:32 PM by Nassau County Animal Control
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Posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:40 AM by adba
Great post, habanera sauce is a good idea! When squirrels get in the house that is a worse problem and you don't want to kill them. They are beautiful little animals so let them live. Try this, we use this 1 way tunnel system so like if they are in the your attic or home you can put the tunnel there and when they leave they can't come back in. It's an easy way to remove squirrels without hurting them, usually works in about 1-7 days depending on how many you got. Again your post was a great read with good info.
Posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:58 AM by How To Get Rid Of Squirrels
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