If you’ve ever encountered a squirrel in your home, you were probably not pleased with the sight of it. Not only is the smell unpleasant, but squirrels can also spread diseases, causing problems for humans and pets. For this reason, it’s important to know how to get rid of squirrels as quickly as possible. Here are some helpful tips. First of all, don’t try to catch the animal yourself. Squirrels are frightened animals, and if you startle them, they can run away and leave your premises completely.
Getting Squirrels Out Of Your House
Firstly, avoid provoking the squirrel. They are not aggressive animals, but they can bite if cornered. If you can, use binoculars to watch the animal in a different room. Likewise, leave a radio running in the room if possible. In case you are on the second floor, you should try to keep a blanket in front of yourself to prevent the squirrel from jumping.
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Another way to avoid an encounter with a squirrel is to block the entrances to the room. Place rags with a scent of vinegar near the attic or bottom of the fireplace. The smell of vinegar makes the squirrels shy away from these areas. Alternatively, you can help the animal by blocking any interior access points. As always, remain calm and call pest control for a professional assessment.
If you cannot get rid of a squirrel, you may want to trap it. You can use a towel or a bucket soaked in apple cider vinegar and put it in the room. This works well because the smell of vinegar will scare the squirrel away. Moreover, you can also try leaving a radio or a bright light in the room. The noise will cause the animal to run for safety.
Lastly, you should take care not to hurt the squirrel as it may be prone to escape. In the case of a trapped animal, it is important to use the proper precautions to get rid of it.
When it comes to trapping a squirrel, you should never approach it without the permission of the owner. A squirrel will not wait to leave your house because it doesn’t feel safe. If you want to keep the squirrel out of your house, you should trap it first. When you catch a squirrel, you need to release it outside as soon as possible. It can also harm your belongings if you touch them.
To trap a squirrel, you should first block the entrance to the room where the squirrel is. You should shut all doors leading to this room so that the squirrel can’t get out. However, there are some other methods you can try to get rid of a squirrel in your home. You can buy pellets of the animal from the store, or you can spray it on the wall with a brush.
Using a squeaky trap can work wonders. You can use a towel soaked in cider vinegar to lure the animal into the trap. Then, you can place a second towel on top of it. Alternatively, you can also put a bucket in a corner and wait for the squirrel to go. A squirrel can live in the middle of a large space and can’t survive in a small area.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.