How to get rid of squirrels??!!!

Squirrels are chewing and getting into our screened area under the deck.

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  • Susan Massey Susan Massey on Dec 19, 2017
    Go to Dollar General and get a package or two of rubber snakes and throw them around the deck.

  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Dec 19, 2017
    Hardware cloth is a great idea as it works for squirrels and much smaller pests too. It is actually metal with 1/4" grid pattern. The word cloth is deceiving.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 19, 2017
    Preventive maintenance is the best defense against unwelcome squirrels and other wildlife.

    Squirrel-proof your home by inspecting for potential entrances and making necessary repairs. Cover the inside of attic vents and similar openings with 1/2-inch hardware cloth, repair rotten boards along soffits or eaves, replace broken windows, cap chimneys, and fill openings made for utility pipes and electrical wiring. Squirrels can be prevented from traveling on wires by installing 2-foot sections of lightweight 2- to 3-inch-diameter plastic pipe. Slit the pipe lengthwise, spread it open, and place it over the wire. The pipe will rotate on the wire, making it difficult for squirrels to use as a travel route. Trim overhanging tree branches to prevent access to the roof.

    If a squirrel is found in an attic or another part of the house, do not try to chase it out. Open a window or door and allow the squirrel to find its own way out. Alternatively, bait a live trap or cage trap with peanut butter or nutmeats. Once the squirrel is trapped, release it outdoors.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 20, 2017
    You lay pepper flakes around the garden/yard to keep them away

  • Blu19238865 Blu19238865 on Dec 20, 2017
    Moth balls, but keep away from kids and pets. Also peppermint oil. They don't like it. We've had trouble with them chewing on vehicle wires.