- Step 1: Seal attic openings Locate any openings through which squirrels are accessing your attic. Seal with caulk, steel, and wire mesh.
- TIP: Squirrels can chew through wood, so avoid using wood to seal openings.
- Step 2: Recheck the attic Check the attic for nests and baby squirrels.
- Step 3: Use mothballs or fox urine Try mothballs or fox urine in affected areas. Fox urine, which can be purchased at hunting stores, makes squirrels wary of predators.
- Step 4: Don't use poison Avoid using poison to kill squirrels in the attic. A poison treatment presents a secondary danger to pets – and humans – in the house.
- Step 5: Keep your house tight Be sure to maintain a tight seal and cover any new openings that crop up. You'll soon be enjoying quiet nights once again.
- FACT: There are more than 365 species of squirrel.
- Step 6: Set trapping cages Set trapping cages in your attic. Place them near openings or suspected squirrel entry points.
- TIP: Release trapped squirrels in wooded areas a significant distance away from your house.
You Will Need
- Trapping cages
- and wire mesh
- Mothballs or fox urine