What is the best way to keep squirrels out of the attic?

They have chewed through the eaves that have been replaced 3 times. Traps do not work.

  6 answers
  • Shedog Shedog on Mar 22, 2018
    find out how they are getting on the roof and eliminate it. We had to cut down a tree, but they are no longer chewing on my roof!

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Mar 22, 2018
    A natural squirrel repellent is a natural (as opposed to chemical) substance that deters squirrels from approaching an area. Squirrels do not like hot and spicy foods, so sprinkling cayenne pepper in the garden can be an effective deterrent.

  • Loneagle Loneagle on Mar 23, 2018
    What material are you using to replace the damaged area? I have used cement board siding anywhere a squirrel has ever entered a house and never had recurring issues. Most home centers carry cement board siding that looks like natural wood.

    • Cindy Cindy on Mar 26, 2018
      Replaced with wood but will try the cement board before cutting down my beautiful oak tree.

  • Wendy Wendy on Mar 23, 2018
    Oh no, good luck!

  • Dar Dar on Mar 23, 2018
    They do not like the smell of moth balls. Generously sprinkle them near where they are getting in or all around the attic. Use balls or chips.

  • 51209982 51209982 on May 16, 2021

    We set free traps for them borrowed from our county. Once they were trapped in the cage unharmed, we drove them and released them into a park a few miles away for a humane new start. It took some time, but we eventually got each squirrel trapped and released,