Posted by KH on 17:07:21 5/17/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
Squirrels chewed though the side of our roof line and now we are trying to figure out how to get rid of them. There are clearly three holes in the side of the house! We can't tell if they came in another way and just chewed their way out or if these are the only entry points.
Do they just decide to chew thru the roof? We recently got rid of roof rats by sealing entry points for rats in the house.
We can't tell if there is a nest and the area most likely to have a nest is very hard to reach.
1. Do squirrels " attack" houses in this manor or is it likely they came in another way that we have not yet found?
2. Would you start to trap now or wait a month or so until any possible babies would be independent? Is a month long enough? I read about two litters a season and it isn't clear when there is a good time to trap them in the summer to avoid possible rotting babies in the attic. We live in Northern California
3. Once we exterminate the ones we catch, is there anything else we can do to keep them from attacking the house again?
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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