We have squirrels in the attic. Moth balls don't help. HELP!!!

Moth balls got rid of some but exterminators r expensive. I can block hole but they will die in attic causing smell. Any other solutions would b appreciated!!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2017

  • Lyn Hinton Lyn Hinton on Mar 19, 2017
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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 20, 2017
    Try closing up the hole when they are out during the day hunting for food. Then you shouldn't have a smell issue. Good luck!

    • Toolpro Toolpro on Mar 26, 2017
      I've done this. If you do happen to trap one inside it does smell but it goes away in about two weeks. My daughter had to use this method after trying everything else. Several years later no issues. Because the squirrels died in the attic, none were around to chew new holes- I've had that happen too!

  • Kathy Farnham Sampson Kathy Farnham Sampson on Mar 20, 2017
    Do you know someone who has a cat? Used cat litter near where they come in has worked for me in the past.

  • D. Leah Lederman D. Leah Lederman on Mar 20, 2017
    ask an exterminator for advice, or even to fix the problem. Often they know the right time of the year and hour of the day when you can block the opening causing minimal, if any, deaths.

  • Lyn Hinton Lyn Hinton on Mar 21, 2017
    They're there all day long! There are so many in and out of attic!

  • Kristen Miller Kristen Miller on Mar 24, 2017
    Call the local animal rescue and they will trap and relocate! In my area we have 2 (The wildlife center of Venice and Peace River Wildlife Center.) Or your county animal services but they are less humane.

  • James James on Mar 25, 2017
    When I was doing some remodel on the house we bought. I replaced the ceiling in the bathroom. There was a dead I thought rat in the attic. It was a squirrel. I also found rat traps all over the attic. I guess that is how the original owner got rid of his squirrel problem.

  • Lavonne Lavonne on Mar 28, 2017
    Use hardware cloth or metal flashing to block the hole. If you just replace the wood, they will chew through again. They like to go back the the same places. We just waited till they were out during the day and then blocked the hole. A friend of mine who keeps bees, went up in his attic with his smoker and smoked them out and then blocked the hole. You can also use a have-a-heart trap baited with peanut butter.

  • Elaine Elaine on Apr 03, 2017
    Three winters ago, a large family of raccoons found a tiny hole in the aluminum, enlarged it and moved into my attic. I heard the odd noise but we had a cold Winter that year and I thought it was the usual houseexpansion/contraction due to extreme temperatures. Therefore, they went undetected until the Spring when it got too hot and they came out on the roof for some air. I had to call a service to come in, remove them, all, replace all the dirty (and urine soaked) insulation. It was a lot of work and a huge expense but my house insurance covered every penny! Check with your insurance carrier if you find any damage after the squirrels are gone. Unfortunately, some insurance companies will not cover squirrel damage as they are considered rodents while raccoons are not. Good luck with the removal.