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opossums, skunks, armadillos, groundhogs, and other animals from under sheds
or decks and other areas of property - squirrel removal from attics and
soffits of houses - rodent, rat and mouse removal inside buildings and homes
- bat control and removal of colonies of bats from attics - bird and pigeon
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- Animal In The Attic - How to Get Animals Out of the Attic
- How to Get Squirrels Out of the Attic
- How to Get Rid of Squirrels
- How to Get Raccoons Out of the Attic
- How to Get Rid of Raccoons in the House, Yard, Tree, Roof
- Rats In The Attic - How to Get Rats Out of the Attic
- Bats In The Attic - How to Get Bats Out of the Attic
- Opossum In The Attic - How to Get Possums Out of the Attic
- Attic Restoration
- Bat Exclusion From Roof and How to Catch a Bat
- Squirrel Trapping using a One Way Door
- Noises in the Attic at Night and Bad Smell in House from Animal
- How to Trap a Rat humanely, and How to Kill a Rat
- Mouse removal and How to Get Rid of Mice in the Attic
- How to Trap an Armadillo guide.
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Most recent featured article: How to Get Rid of Squirrels
Ten Tips to Get Rid of Squirrels:
Homeowners that have experienced a squirrel infestation know that these pests are particularly difficult to control because of their persistence and their speedy, acrobatic movements. Squirrels can cause considerable damage to gardens and yards, roof and attics. They are excellent chewers and are notorious for chewing their way into buildings in a dogged manner, as they love being inside buildings. Once they gain entrance, they go on to create a mess with their constant gnawing on structures and fittings.
- Inspect your house, and find any squirrel entry holes with chew marks
- Go into the attic and look for squirrel feces, trails, and nesting debris
- Install a one-way exclusion door or repeater trap on the main squirrel hole
- After all the squirrels are excluded or trapped, seal the entry hole with steel
- Clean the attic afterward, at your discretion - may not be necessary
- Prevent future squirrels by squirrel-proofing all roof vents, soffit vents, and eave gaps
- You can trim trees, but they are amazing climbers, and will get on your roof anyway
- Get squirrel-proof birdfeeders if that's what's attracting them
- Install chicken wire or other fencing around plants or gardens they chew on
- Remember, there are no effective repellents, though hot sauce discourages chewing
Squirrels constitute a huge nuisance for many homeowners, they can be heard chattering or squealing in the attic, or scurrying around and upturning things. They are not so hard to spot as they are active during the daytime, and some of their antics are:
The best way to manage a squirrel infestation and get rid of them is by adopting an integrated approach to control and being more persistent than the animal!
- They take down birdfeeders and steal birdseed
- They damage wood siding, soffets, roof boards, and exhaust fans
- They eat some garden plants and destroy others by scurrying around
- They dig up bulbs and vegetables in the garden
- Indoors, they make a mess in attics with their urine and droppings
- They chew on electric cables and insulation, creating a fire hazard
- They leave dirty tracks on your walls and surfaces
- They chew on wooden furniture
Read more about How to Get Rid of Squirrels.
Most recent featured article: How To Get A Rat Out Of Your Bedroom
Rats can be very hard to deal with when they gain entrance into your house, and worse still, your bedroom. They make annoying scratchy and squeaky noises, plus they are very good at keeping out of sight, coming out mostly at night. Even a single rat can be a menace in a bedroom as they multiply rapidly and you may soon have a nest of rats in your room if you do not act fast.
Out of the many rat elimination methods out there, the single one that would put an end to your rat issue is to identify its entry holes and block them. Without this essential step, every exercise in ridding your house or room of rats would be a temporary fix.
Inspect your room thoroughly for signs like scratch marks, faecal remains, foul odours, scurrying sounds, signs of damage and so on. Places to check include vents, walls, under large furniture, behind wall fixtures, roofs, soffits, and everywhere there is a hole. Every hole, no matter how small, is a possible entry point. It has been observed that rats can enter through holes as small as a quarter of an inch, just so long as their heads can fit into it.
Leaving the door open will not work for rats as they are very comfortable nesting in human spaces. Besides, it would just go into another room. The way to get rid of the unwanted visitor is to trap it. Use any of these:
One-way exclusion funnel
All identified rat entry holes must have been sealed off except one (and it should lead outside) prior to setting this up. Place the funnel on the one remaining entry point and carefully fix it over the mouth of this opening. Once the rat goes out through it, it would be unable to go back inside. After successfully removing the rodents, proceed to seal off this one remaining opening to prevent any re-entry.
Read more about How To Get A Rat Out Of Your Bedroom.