Have you ever heard scratching in the walls of your home and wondered what it could be? Squirrels are a common culprit, as they make their way into warm, dry places to build nests and have babies. Thankfully, there are a few simple squirrel removal tricks you can try at home before you call in the professionals at A.S.A.P. Critter People in Cincinnati, OH.
3 DIY Squirrel Removal Tricks
1. Try a Trap
Squirrels often have only one way to get into and out of your home. Pay attention to their activity. Then, set up a squirrel trap at the entrance they use. Within a few hours, you’ll likely find the rodents have made it into your trap so you can remove them from the premises. Don’t forget to close up their entrance to prevent their return.
2. Prevent Habitation
The saying, “The best defense is a good offense” is absolutely true when it comes to dealing with invasive squirrels. To mitigate the likelihood they will make their home in your house, cover up any potential entry points once you know your home is squirrel free. You can start by sprinkling repellent pellets around the perimeter of your home. Then, install mesh fencing to keep the rodents from entering your foundation or getting into your house near the eaves.
3. Call a Professional
Wildlife management professionals understand squirrel behavior. They use this knowledge to locate where the squirrels are living and capture them safely for relocation without damaging your home. These individuals are trained in removing the animals and then squirrel-proofing your home so you won’t have the same issue again. You’ll rest easy knowing the little squirrel family is safe and sound away from your property.
If you still hear scratching in the walls or you’re not sure if there are baby squirrels that require special handling, reach out to A.S.A.P. Critter People. They can safely perform squirrel removal and ensure your home is rodent free once more. Call (513) 941-0258 or visit their website for information on their wildlife management solutions.