Squirrels ?

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I have them in my attic. Paid $500.00 to pest control and they are still in there. They set traps but never caught them. Any ideas on how to get them out??

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  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Sep 30, 2018

    You need to find out how they are getting in and then close off that opening.

  • Oliva Oliva on Sep 30, 2018

    Hi, Judy,

    They may have made a nest there, and had babies...They will chew on your rafters to keep their teeth worn down, and can cause extensive damage.

    You could try baiting rat traps with peanut butter, but you may also kill birds.

    You need a written guarantee from an exterminator, followed by blocking the access to your attic via installing "hardware cloth"across the fins that provide air to your attic, or a chimney cap, in the event that's how they entered. These are not easy jobs if you have a multi storied home, especially if your ground slopes. You may need to call a handyman or similar, who can demonstrate proof of insurance and workmans' compensation coverage.

  • Vickie Vickie on Oct 01, 2018

    Terminx guarantees their work and encourages you to call them back if the treatment did not work as part of the original price

  • Ani9934286 Ani9934286 on Oct 01, 2018

    I took out 17 of the critters one year, baiting the have-a-heart trap with peanut butter. IMPORTANT: when you release them drive several miles to release or they will come back. One mile isn't far enough.

  • Renee Brown Renee Brown on Oct 01, 2018

    I just placed a cheap plastic container full of dry potato buds up there. It got rid of the mice and squirrels. I agree to make sure there are no holes where they can get in. Also, cut back at least 3 feet, any tree branches or bushes that give them an easy route to the roof.

  • N020651 N020651 on Nov 16, 2018

    my husband baits the trap with peanut butter on reynolds wrap after they are caught we take them to the other side of the river and let loose in the park , if you let them loose even 10 miles down the road they will find their way back. someone we knew put this to the test by putting alittle paint on the tip of their tail, sure enough they came back , but when he painted the tail and then took them on the other side of the river they never came back. they can't swim and don't know how to find the way back . Good luck, it's working for us...might take time till you get the ones coming into your place, but worth the time.