How To Get Rid Of Squirrels In The Attic
Watch this video and learn how to get rid of squirrels in your attic and use these simple squirrel catching techniques to make your home free from squirrels.
The common problem we do have is with these grey squirrels getting into the attic. Now, basically, if you have got a hole basically anywhere around the roof, it might have worn and slipped. Grey squirrels will basically get into the attic and make it their home.
First of all, we need to identify that it is definitely squirrels. What we have got here is an enlarged image of some squirrel droppings. Now, in real terms, these are about the size of peppercorns that you would fill up a pepper grinder with.
So, they are quite small, about five or six millimeters in diameter, and that is a good indication of, obviously, that it is definitely squirrels. They are not rat droppings. Rat droppings are long and tapered.
So, we know I'ts squirrels. If you have got two people at home, what you can do is one person can go outside into the garden, the other person can stay inside and you can get something like a stick or a broom handle and what you can do is you can bang it against the ceiling, and what this often will do is this will flush them out and it's quite handy if you have got someone outside. They can identify the hole that the squirrels are accessing to get in and out of the attic.
So, you have got squirrels up there and what you can do about it. The first thing that I can tell you not to do is to go around blocking off holes because with squirrels, I can guarantee you that as soon as sure as it gets dark tonight and if you have blocked the hole that they have been using, they will make another one. So, what I would suggest you do is first of all, control the problem that is up there.
Now, what we would do is we would trap them. You are not allowed to catch a grey squirrel in your home and relocate it to the local park or the local woods. If you do that, you will be prosecuted.
So, we would use something like this, this is a squirrel trap. This would be baited to the cleaned peanuts and some peanut butter. The trap would be set and will be positioned in the loft and it is a good idea to check it daily because once you have got a capture, you don't want it to move.
Take the squirrel out. I would always recommend at that point, re-baiting it and resetting it because quite often, squirrels would come in pairs. So once you have got the squirrels out of the attic after trapping them, dispose of them safely and what you could do is you could double bag them.
So, take the dead squirrel, put it into a bag, tie a knot and put it into another bag and tie another knot. Put it out into your rubbish and basically, that's absolutely fine, and you've basically got rid of the problem. What you then want to do is to identify where they have been getting in and get it fixed and hopefully, that will prevent squirrels from getting in back again in the future. .