How Far to Relocate a Squirrel in Your Home
If you’ve ever trapped a squirrel in your home, you probably have no idea how to safely relocate it. After all, releasing it back into the wild is illegal. It’s much better to relocate it to woods or an underdeveloped area with water sources. Then, once it’s settled, it will have a better chance of finding food and shelter there. Getting rid of your pest problem is an easy process once you know what steps to take.
Getting a squirrel out of a home
Once the squirrel is inside, it will be desperate to get out of the house. Try placing a bowl of vinegar in an area where it can smell it. This will entice the animal to leave the home. Another effective method is to use fox urine or fake their presence by putting some in areas where they can’t get in. Banging pans and talking loudly will also dissuade the animal.
The best way to get rid of a squirrel in your home is to remove the source of its food, which may contain rodents and other animals. To do this, you can either remove the food source or trap it. Or you can move the animal to a friend’s house. If this doesn’t work, you can also use a rat repellent that will keep the squirrel from returning.
Getting a squirrel out of a house can be tricky if you’re dealing with a mother squirrel and her litter. You’ll also have to remove the nest, as sealing it will likely result in the dead baby squirrels being inside. Wear gloves and a headlamp. Locate the nest within 20 feet of the doorway. Try to avoid getting too close to the nest, but if you can, make noise to attract the mother and her babies.
Finding a new home for a squirrel
A squirrel’s birth and development are important factors to consider before evicting one. These rodents typically give birth to kittens in their dens rather than nests, so it is important to keep this in mind. Squirrels also use your attic or chimney as a den. During breeding season, they can be seen in your attic or under porch, so if you notice them in your home, you should not trap them or move them until they’ve finished breeding. Trapping and moving a squirrel’s family will cause the mother and her babies to separated and subsequently die.
The first step in evicting a squirrel is to keep it from moving in. This might seem like a daunting task, but it is possible to make your home squirrel-proof. First, ensure that your home is not a perfect environment for squirrels. If you think a squirrel has settled into your home, keep in mind that they don’t want to live in an area where there’s a lot of human activity. You can use heavy ropes to make them leave your home, but it’s important to remove any foods or pets that may be tempting.
Once you’ve removed the squirrel from your home, you can keep it out of sight by repairing any damaged areas. They can cause extensive damage if they get into your home. You can also block their entry points by cayenne pepper and other deterrents. Also, clean up any spilled bird seed from your bird feeders. If you’re lucky enough to have squirrels in your yard, you can try using a cage or a plastic crate to trap the squirrel.
Trapping and relocating a squirrel
If you want to get rid of a squirrel problem, you should consider hiring a professional wildlife control service. Professional trappers are licensed and insured and will have the appropriate tools and training to do a professional job. Wildlife control agents can write depredation permits and have access to the property where the squirrels live. You should never try to trap a squirrel on your own, as it will likely suffer from stress and dehydration.
Once you have trapped the squirrel, it is important to consider the best place to relocate it. If it is a young squirrel, the mother will likely stay at the nest. If it has already left the nest, treat it just like any other. A better place for it to live is the woods, where there are fewer people. If you cannot do this, an underdeveloped area with a water source can be a good option.
Another method is to catch the squirrel using a blanket. This method is humane, but will cause a lot of stress to the animal. If the squirrel is trapped by hand, be sure to use thick gloves and a blanket to protect yourself. Simply drop a blanket over the squirrel as if it were a fishing net. Release the animal as soon as possible. For advice on how to get rid of a squirrel problem, consult a wildlife rehabilitator.
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.