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Squirrels in my roof



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  • If they are on your roof, trim back any tree branches that are close or overhang your house. If they are in the attic, you must find the point of entry and close it up. The squirrels must be trapped and removed. Here's a article with more information:

    https://www.thespruce.com/get-squirrels-out-of-the-attic-2656730

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 26, 2020

    Hi Faye,


    We had a squirrel infestation in our attic about 2 years ago. This remedy was beyond us so we had to bring in the exterminator. They gained entry by chewing a hole into the wood. You would want to tackle this very soon, the babies are born between Feb-Apr, the next litter is Aug-Sept.

    The exterminator installed a wire chute on the entry hole so they could exit to get food, the chute is a 1 way street because they could get out, but there was a wire cap on the end so they could not re-enter. This was left in place until there was no more activity.

    Then the exterminator came back after several weeks and took the chute out and closed up the hole.

    What you need to do is look where they are getting in, the exterminator can help you with this. There may be multiple locations.

    Best to you.

  • Em Em on Apr 26, 2020

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    Tube Trap For Squirrels (a wicked strong snap trap)

    Havahart 2-Door Trap (a wire cage live capture trap)

    Snap Traps (the old reliable snap traps used everywhere)

    Electronic Human Rodent Zappers (“Old Sparky” for squirrels)


  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Apr 26, 2020

    You might find this post useful

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/pest-repeller/how-to-keep-squirrels-out-of-your-attic-9226697

  • Annie Annie on Apr 26, 2020

    Find out where they are coming in from. There has to be a hole or a space wide enough for them to get through. Close off all but one space. Then use traps to catch any that won't go out.


    Once they are all out, close any space you can see. Check for daylight coming through the cracks.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 26, 2020

    Hi Faye: Basically, you can't get rid of squirrels. Feed them somewhere else, and remember, everything needs to eat, so if you can, learn to enjoy the little buggers. I will say that they climb up my peach trees and throw peaches at me, but that's only when I forget to put something out for them:) If they are chewing on your plants, spray with a mixture of 3/4 water and 1/4 oil of clove (you can get it in the candy making section of the store, it's a bottle about 2 1/2 inches high and only costs a couple of bucks). Put this in a spray bottle and spray whatever you don't want chewed or clawed. Spray your roof, about a foot in, so that the squirrrels step in it and when they lick their feet, they will take off. You may have to do this after a rain. Works for cats and dogs, too. Won't harm them, smells great, tastes terrible:( Good luck

  • Oliva Oliva on Apr 27, 2020

    Once you find the openings (they may be at your gable vent areas, if your home has these), and you've lured out all of the squirrels, you'll need to climb a ladder and very securely install "hardware cloth" (heavy duty mesh wire) to stop squirrels from re-entering. If you can't do this, yourself, you'll need an exterminator who will guarantee their work, and a handyman to cut, fold and install the hardware cloth.

    You may also need to carefully check your roof and porch overhangs, which sometimes provide entry points.

    If you're feeding birds, stop, as this attracts squirrels. If you have trees within 10' of your roof, get the branches trimmed. Note that squirrels are quite capable of climbing up many brick surfaces.