Help please!!! How to get rid of squirrels ?????????

@ricknkae (1726)
United States
April 10, 2007 1:42pm CST
We got squirrels in the attic and eating cables and wires there, plus they make a lot of noise up there!!! Well, we would like to get rid of them - but not KILL them!! - , like, do you like any natural solution to keep them away ... or maybe a cheap product we could use ?? Well, basically any idea that will not hurt them is welcome ... Thank you in advance
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
11 Apr 07
How did the squirrels get into the attic? I think that you will need to get a bucket of acorns to try and lure them out of the attic and either out on the roof or however else an animal or person can get into the attic. That is good that you do not want to kill them. I would not want to kill them either but find a safe way to get them out.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
11 Apr 07
It seems that they can come in and out from somewhere ... seems there is a small hole between the walls and the roof or somethung like that ... they come in and out ... so we woudl like to find a way to keep them away ...
• United States
10 Apr 07
ask your local humane society/animal control for a humane trap on borrow.i constantly have had this problem with squirrels. i cut the trees away,they go up the rain pipe.
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
11 Apr 07
there are several though ... and they come and go ... but we don't know from where exactly!! :-(
• United States
12 Apr 07
Oh my! We have the same problem at the school I teach at. Everytime they race across the rafters, the kids laugh and say, "there goes the squirrels!" Sorry...I don't know what to tell you except to call the zoo or the pet control people. Good Luck!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
Well I think in regards to these squirrels, then it would be best to call in someone that knows how to deal with them, to get rid of them, as we do not have squirrels in my country only in the zoo. So if you have a zoo in your country I would call them and ask them this kind of question.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
13 Apr 07
I've never had this problem, so I could only suggest that you get some heavy wire mesh to fix over all the holes you find. If you have a good search around inside your attic for the holes, you'll probably scare them out at the same time. Of course it would be best not to kill them, but if you're having problems getting rid, them you shouldn't hesitate. Them chewing through power cables puts your whole family in danger from fire.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
13 Apr 07
yes I know but I think you are right ... if we make noise in the attic they wil probably be scared and then we can fix the holes! Thank you that is a great suggestion!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
Isn't there any kind of trap that captures them? They must go out at some time, so could you block their entrance when they're out? Just a couple of thoughts. It sounds as though you need to work fast or they're going to be castly.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
11 Apr 07
The thing is that we are not sure of where they are coming in and out from...