These fluffy quirky creatures that dart around up and down trees are definitely fun to watch. It is a different story when they make their way in ones attic and take up residence in the attic or roof. All of a sudden they cause problems and worry and they are no longer so lovable. The solution should never be hurting these animals.
People become aware of these uninvited guests by the scratching and scrabbling noises. Squirrels are mostly active during daylight hours and rarely heard at night. Most other co-dwellers such as bats and mice are more active at night. Regardless though, if you have a family of squirrels living in your area then chances are that they will earn a good deal more noise.
The warmth and shelter offered by loft conditions make it an ideal place to live.
Although not commonly associated with diseases they can create damage to electrical wiring and thus creating a considerable fire hazard. In the case that a squirrel dies in the attic the decaying odour can permeate through the house and be very disagreeable. Their droppings also pose various health problems.
Repellents such as sound of a radio, urine from a different animal, bleach or ammonia may deter. There are numerous squirrel replants on the market these days and they can be useful especially if you have squirrels in your garden. But if squirrels have moved in your loft then it is very important that you take extra steps to have them removed.
Trapping and releasing works if you make certain no squirrel babies are left inside. If that’s the case, the mother squirrel will return and cause more damage to get them. Keep in mind that after removal you should be sure that you have sealed all entrance points. If one has a recurring problem it may be a great idea to hire a professional pest remover. There are no legal radicals offered to eradicate squirrels and using anything of this nature is normally frowned upon.
Traps, if the proper type, work efficiently. Mostly when squirrels take up residence it’s a mother with her litter. By catching the mother one leaves the litter at risk and they’ll surely die and cause bad odours. Live trapping using traps above their entry hole is by far the most humane option. Most favoured baits when one is trying to do animal removal/squirrels from attic include peanuts, peanut butter or bits of fruit.