Posted by T1000 on 21:23:34 9/19/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
I saw that a new squirrel took residence in my yard the last few weeks. I decided to let her be because she hasn't done anything to my house....yet. This morning I heard some chewing noises coming from the roof, so I go outside to investigate and I saw a squirrel trying to chew her way through my newly repaired soffits! I scared the squirrel off my roof and chased it up the tree. After 5-minutes has past, I came back outside to see that the same squirrel or another one has returned to the soffit. At this point I was pissed, I tried to leave the squirrels alone, but they still manage to get themselves in my bad graces. Although it was an all day task, I managed to catch what I believe are the two troublemakers. I used tropical trail mix to catch the first one. For the second one, I used the ultimate squirrel bait: 4 shelled peanuts, peanut butter, and Reese's Cup. I used shelled peanuts to make a chum trail to the cage. Trust me this ultimate bait works well, even the most cautious squirrels will go for it. The summer heat will make the Reese's Cup melt, creating a strong, tempting aroma. Is there anyway of reducing the squirrel population without trapping them because I don't want to spend another day of doing this? Once again John, thanks for this page and message board. This squirrel thing is a serious issue. I wonder why they come to my house, not the empty houses in my neighborhood. One of the empty houses even has no gutters so they can chew all around the soffits!
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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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