How to Get Rid of Squirrels in My Yard

How to Get Rid of Squirrels in My Yard

Squirrels can be a little problematic. They like to eat from vegetable gardens and dig up bulbs, which is frustrating to most gardeners. They’re also famous for raiding bird feeders, making it more difficult to bird watch. Squirrels are especially frustrating when they decide to nest indoors. Mothers like to nest in attics so they can raise their young in a safe place, whilst others like to nest there in the winter. Attics are unfortunately very cozy for squirrels and other urban wildlife. If you need help with getting rid of squirrels, give us a call. We offer humane squirrel removal in Hamilton.

There isn’t much you can do about squirrels nesting in the yard. Where there are trees, there are squirrels. However, you can make the yard less attractive, which will make it a little less likely to get squirrels. So, remove every single food source you have outside. Cover your vegetable gardens with mesh lids or row covers. Switch to a bird feeder you can hang far away from any branches or ledges or get rid of it entirely. Mow the lawn, rake the leaves in the fall, and pick up acorns. Pick up fallen fruit and keep garbage out of reach.

How to Squirrel-Proof the House

If there are lots of squirrels in your area, you should be on the lookout for squirrel invasions. Squirrels love the safety and warmth of our attics. Keep them out by keeping your roof in a good condition and sealing all potential entry points. These include gaps between the soffits and the walls of the home, as well as cracks along the edges of the roof. Seal these with caulking, flashing, or steel mesh. You should also cover roof vents and chimney with a mesh that will prevent the critters from chewing through. A quarter inch, 16-gauge, galvanized steel works best.

Call a wildlife removal technician if you suspect that some squirrels have broken into your home. He or she will perform and inspection and find where the squirrels are nesting. To remove them, the technician will likely install a one-way door to the nest’s entrance, which will let them leave on their own. Like an open-ended trap, the one-way door swings open as the squirrel crawls out of its nest. Once out, the door shuts behind it, which blocks the animal from re-entering. The one-way door is the most humane way to get rid of squirrels as no contact is required.

Contact the professionals at Exterminator Hamilton for services that you can count on. We offer a variety of pest control and wildlife removal services. We do not exterminate squirrels. Instead, we remove them humanely with the one-way door. Our technicians are trained, experienced, and ready to help. To help ensure that you get permanent results, we offer guaranteed exclusion on top of removal. No matter how complicated your roof may be, we can fully exclude it so that not squirrels get back inside. This service comes with a warranty of up to 2 years. Call us for an inspection today.