How to kill squirrels

squirrels trying to chew thru wood to get into eaves of house

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 17, 2018
    I am an animal lover and do you really want to kill the squirrels or just deterr them from the deter you could spray your eaves with like a salt liquid or something else that they do not like the taste of

    • Tri32099414 Tri32099414 on Jan 17, 2018
      Thank you for writing. I have used all kinds of deterrents.
      liquids, traps to relocate. To no avail.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 17, 2018
    If you can stand it play loud music during the time they are active. It may help to deter them from the area.

    • Tri32099414 Tri32099414 on Jan 17, 2018
      Activity and music work when you are home but when away for a couple days they chew up soffit and get in.

  • Elaine Phillips Elaine Phillips on Jan 17, 2018
    I use rat poison or if you have rat traps bait them with seeds, be very careful with the traps squirrels are very destructive. If they have made a hole try to cover it with rabbit or chicken wire. They are looking for someplace to build a nest. Good luck.

    • Tri32099414 Tri32099414 on Jan 17, 2018
      Is the rat poison a pellet, liquid, or a block.
      I have 2 inch blocks for rats and mice. I put peanut butter in the hole in center and around it and they don't seem to want it.
      Yes I know about the nesting. thank you.

  • Elaine Phillips Elaine Phillips on Jan 18, 2018
    rat poison comes in all types. I use the pellets because it easier to purchase smaller packets. I’m trying to keep them out of my bird feeders, currently I just scare them away and limit the time I keep my feeders outside. good Luck

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 18, 2018
    Try trapping them and then moving them to another area. If you feed the birds or animals, this draws them in to eat because the food is easy to get and then they stay around to nest..

  • One of my friends used birdhouses. They cut the hole a bit bigger and baited with black oil sunflower seeds. She has a big enough piece of property and she has a colony of them out there but they are not chewing on her house.