Preventing Squirrel Problems

If you have a squirrel problem, call a pest management company to help you remove them and set up squirrel proofing measures to prevent them coming back.

How to Discourage Squirrels from your Property

Squirrels can be extremely determined in their search for a home, and that can drive them into homes and other properties, and make them difficult to evict. A variety of measures can be put in place to help, but there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood of them moving in.

Erect barriers

You need to identify where squirrels are getting access to the property and block them up. If you don’t know whether or not you have nesting squirrels in your property, it is imperative that you work with a professional - if a squirrel is blocked from re-entering but they have babies in the property, they will cause huge amounts of damage trying to get back in.

When blocking off access points, don’t forget flues, access pipes, and chimneys, as these are all points of entry for squirrels. Appropriate cages and caps will prevent squirrel incursions without affecting function.

Reduce access opportunities

Removing access for squirrels doesn’t just rely on blocking off access points. You also need to make it as difficult as possible for them to get to the roof in the first place. If trees overhang your property they provide an easy way for squirrels to get in, so remove or trim back the branches.

Remove encouragement

Bird feeders encourage squirrel activity by providing an easy food source. Although you can buy “squirrel-proof” feeders, it usually isn’t long before they have figured out a way to get to the food.

There are products available that are designed to repel and discourage squirrels. They don’t work for every case, so discuss the options with your pest control expert to see what would work for you.

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