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Surprisingly Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Squirrels

Squirrels are cute and almost appear cuddly. Of course, if you walked up to a wild squirrel and tried to give it a cuddle you may change your mind. They are, after all, a wild animal.

Squirrels can also be a real problem, they are known to chew through power cables, gnaw their way through your insulation, and digging holes in your garden. In most cases, they are either looking for food or somewhere to hibernate. However, in the process, they can destroy significant parts of your home and cost you a lot of money.

If you think you have a squirrel issue then you should learn more here about your local professionals and book a visit. They will eradicate the issue for you and they can help you protect against them in the future.

It’s worth clicking here to find out more about your local experts as dealing with squirrels tends to be a slow process.

Consider their Food

The primary draw for a squirrel to your neighborhood is food. You need to look around your garden at what food may be attracting them. For example, a bird feeder, regardless of where it is mounted, can probably be reached by a squirrel, and it's an inviting target.

If you want to get rid of the squirrels you’ll need to remove the bird feeder.

They are also attracted to garden bulbs and will cause a lot of damage in your garden digging them up. You can put wire fence into the ground to prevent them from digging. However, you may find it better and easier to simply plant some daffodil bulbs within the normal ones. Daffodil bulbs are poisonous to squirrels.

They won’t eat them by accident but it will put them off tackling your collection of bulbs.

Stop them Climbing

All you have to do is place a plastic or metal collar around each of your tree trunks. You can pick them up from your pest control expert. The squirrels are great climbers but they can’t get past these collars. In short, your trees are no longer a viable food source.

Use Natural Odors

Ammonia and predator urine are both generally effective at keeping squirrels away, it simply isn’t worth the risk for them.

You can hang ammonia-soaked rags in the trees and spry the predator urine around the bases. The only question is whether you can smell it as well or not. If you can it will affect your enjoyment of the outside space.


It is possible to put traps in your garden that capture the squirrels without harming them. You’ll need to put a treat in the trap and be patient. Once the squirrel has been caught you can release it somewhere else. It is advisable to release it at least three miles away and, if possible, past a body of moving water.

This will make it unlikely that the squirrel will find your house again. Of course, before you trap and release, check the local laws to ensure what you are doing is legal.

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