How do you get squirrels out of an attic?


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Getting squirrels out of an attic can be tricky and involves knowing when the squirrels come and go. Once the squirrels are out and about foraging for food, you can exclude them from the attic with little effort.

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How do you get squirrels out of an attic?
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  1. Wait for the babies to mature

    Often, a mother squirrel will seek sanctuary in the attic of a home to give birth and raise her young. If this is the case, give the young squirrels time to mature before performing the exclusion, if possible.

  2. Exclude the squirrels from the attic

    After observing the movements of the squirrels and determining when they usually go out for dinner, you can begin the exclusion process. Exclusion denies the squirrels access when they return from foraging. Close all openings to your home, even those that are high up since squirrels often jump from adjacent trees and gain a foothold on your home before entering. Use fine mesh to block entryways.

  3. Exclude the squirrels from trees

    Because trees make it easy for squirrels to come inside the attic or get in your roof, exclude the squirrels by circling the trees near your home with a collar of smooth metal 6 feet from the ground. The squirrels can't dig in their claws into the metal, which prevents them from climbing.

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