[internetworkers] Squirrels in my attic
schampeo at hesketh.com
Wed Apr 19 10:28:34 EDT 2006
on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:53:37AM -0400, wuzzled at nc.rr.com wrote:
> I have squirrels in my attic. (Sort of like snakes on a plane, but
> different.) I don't mind houseguests, but these were uninvited, and
> they're making a mess of my insulation!
First, figure out how they got in and block that access. We had some in
our attic (ate through a rotten place in one of the eaves) and it took
us rebuilding the rotted bits to keep them out.
> Anyone have exterminator recommendations? Any idea how much it's going
> to cost? The all-knowing internet tells me it's possible to tackle this
> is as a DIY project, but that sounds a bit scary. Anybody done it?
I tried putting mothballs in the hole - they ate them. I heard they
really dislike pepper spray, and you can put vinegar in half-milk-jugs
nailed to the rafters, that supposedly keeps them away, too, but YMMV.
Good luck. I hate squirrels.
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