How to Get Squirrel Out of House
If you have a squirrel problem, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. One of the most common methods is to use peppermint oil. Applying it to the door and windows will help scare the animal away. You can also put a small amount of peppermint oil on a cotton ball and hang it from the outside of your home. This can be changed every two to three days. Alternatively, you can also spray the area around the entry point with this solution.
If you cannot remove the squirrel, you can use a one-way door to prevent them from coming back into your house. One-way doors come in different sizes and usually feature a sloped “door” in a rectangular box. You can use one of these to get rid of the squirrel. You should close the door so that the animal cannot enter the room and escape. However, you may need to leave the room to do this.
Another method to get rid of the squirrel is to trap it. The key to successful trapping is to make sure the animal does not have a way to escape from the trap. If you are not confident that your squirrel will leave the trap, use a live bait in order to attract it and release it outside. If you do not have access to a live trap, try a small plastic tub. This will help lure the animal into the trap.
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If you do not have a live trap, you can also use a paper sack. This is more effective than a live one because the squirrels are unable to open a paper bag. The bag should be placed in an accessible location so that it is not able to re-enter the room. It should be kept damp and covered with a cloth to prevent odors from spreading.
If you have a bird feeder, you can place a piece of wire in the tree. This will keep the squirrel away from your home. This is another option to get rid of a squirrel. If you are having a squirrel problem, you can spray a liquid repellent on it. If you do not have a bucket, you can put one on the roof. This will keep the squirrel from climbing into your house and making it vulnerable.
Keeping the squirrel out of the house is the best option for many reasons. You can’t simply chase it away, but it is possible to discourage it and get rid of it. By controlling your squirrel’s food supply, you can make it less attractive to them. Eventually, it will leave the area as they find the food it needs to survive. If you don’t want to let the animal stay inside your home, you can buy a dog collar. You can also keep an eye out for signs of nests and holes.
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.