Squirrels are surprisingly destructive animals. They have super strong teeth and an urge to manipulate their environments, so when they live inside the home, they cause a whole lot of trouble. Squirrels that have gotten into the attic will mess up the insulation, then chew on electrical wires and beams. This not only causes damage but risks causing fires and power outages. Creating a hole in the roof also exposes the attic to rain and snow, which may cause mold. Call us today for information on squirrel removal in Peterborough.
Human urine does help to repel squirrels. Like many animals, squirrels use their urine to create scent trails and mark their territories. When they smell another animal’s urine, they recognize that the area has been claimed, or that a predator is nearby. Different animals have different scents, which give different signals. Human urine is like that of a predator’s, so it scares the animals. You can pour it over flower beds or somewhere near your property to keep squirrels away. To reduce the smell, try diluting the urine in a litre of water, first. Diluted urine is a great fertilizer.
If you want a cleaner alternative, try using coyote urine from the hardware store. You can also find synthetic versions that use no animal products. These repellents come in spray bottles, so they’re easy to use. Another alternative is to use spices. Try sprinkling cayenne pepper into your garden beds – squirrels can’t take the heat of the spice. Alternatively, you can dilute some hot pepper sauce in water and spray it wherever you want to repel squirrels. Squirrels also dislike the smell of certain essential oils. Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with a drop of dish soap and a cup of water to make a minty squirrel repellent.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels often get into attics to escape the cold or raise their young. Typical entry points include roof vents, soffits, and the edges of the roof where the critters can chew through. If you suspect that there is a squirrel in your attic, call a professional right away. A technician will find where the squirrel is getting in the attic, then remove it by installing a one-way door. This lets the squirrel leave on its own, within a few days. The one-way door is the most humane way to get rid of squirrels. Once out, the technician will remove the door and replace it with a squirrel-proof mesh.
The professionals at Wildlife Removal Peterborough are trained and experienced in handling all kinds of squirrel problems. We can find where squirrels are getting into your home and keep them from coming back for years to come. If the squirrels made a mess in the attic, we can help with that, too. We offer guaranteed service and extensive warranties. No matter the situation, we can handle it. Our technicians are skilled at removing squirrels humanely and wildlife-proofing homes, so that they never cause trouble again. Call us today for a free estimate.