From the outside, squirrels are cute little creatures that seem pretty harmless. But if you happen to have one lurking around your house, you’ll soon discover that these apparently innocent animals can actually bring harm to your health and your property. Squirrels are a not so common house pest in many parts of the United States; getting rid of it requires special attention as any other pest control would.
Isolating the Squirrel
Squirrels, especially if rabid, can be hostile and attack you or your family. So if you’re thinking of approaching the pest head on, you should probably reconsider. When you’re out on a mission to get rid of squirrels from your home, the first thing you need to do is isolate it from everyone in the house. This means that if you have any children or pets, you should keep them away from the room the squirrel is in.
Not only can squirrels physically attack but they can also transmit infectious diseases to your pets.
Keep Doors and Cupboards Closed
The natural habitat of a squirrel is in the hood of a tree. That’s why these furry animals enjoy hiding in open cupboards and cabinets the most. Close all hiding places for the squirrels and keep food locked away safely so there is nothing for the squirrel to enjoy in your home.
Lure the Squirrel Away
Apple cider vinegar is known to drive many animals away including squirrels. When you’re attempting to get rid of a squirrel, use rags soaked in apple cider vinegar and place them in the room the squirrel is in. Another option to drive squirrels away is by using loud music or sounds since it frightens them. Play the radio or the stereo to scare the squirrel away.
You should make sure that you have only one exit point open for the squirrel to escape and access to other rooms is completely locked off. This one exit could be the main window of the room.
Check for Nests
Squirrels breed in many months of the year including the spring season and the fall season. If the pest has invaded your house during these prime breeding times, it’s a good idea to check if it hasn’t left behind any babies.
Call for Professional Help
Since squirrels aren’t a common pest, it is sometimes hard for most homeowners to successfully get rid of them from their home. If you want your house to be completely squirrel-free fast, hire a professional pest control company.