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How do you get rid of squirrels in your home?

As I chronicled in my recent blog post on squirrel eradication, our family has had the recurring problem of furry vermin taking up residence in our attic and chewing on our wires! I've received some tips from my readers on how to send the "limb rats" packing for good, including using mothballs or oil of peppermint. I've tried the mothball method but would not recommend it (read why here: http://bit.ly/15aWp56). However, I have yet to try the oil of peppermint. I was wondering if anyone else struggles with squirrels wreaking havoc in their homes and what methods have worked to get rid of them. Sound off ...
  • Sia@South 47th
    Sia@South 47th Sacramento, CA

    @Z I completely understand!!! Shhhh, don't tell anyone but I use the cotton balls in ALL of my drawers, pantry, closets and anywhere else I can find to stuff them into. I made a list of the areas, with the dates they were put in, so I could 'refresh'

  • Z

    Hey no worries here. I'm good at keeping secrets. When hubby first read about this it said to only use 100% Pure Peppermint Oil that you find in a health food store and that's all we've ever used. It makes the house smell great too.
    As for

  • Trina Moers
    Trina Moers Katy, TX

    Also if you are using only in the attic or in a storage area where you are sure that family pets won't get a hold of it, the amazing solution to not only squirrels but almost every bug in the Houston, Tx region to my knowledge so far ... Is Bay

  • Mandy Loriot
    Mandy Loriot Lawrenceville, GA

    I am about to have our pest control company do an exclusion on our attic because we've heard what apparently are flying squirrels. They look kind of like chipmunks, and because our house was built in 1995 the roof edging was done in a way that has a

  • Sue Sanders
    Sue Sanders Broken Arrow, OK

    To keep the pests from getting under the hood of your vehicles I was told to spay the wheel covers underneath with the Deer Begone spray at least twice a year. Had to have wiring replaced in my truck as it sits a lot as only use to haul off