Squirrel Control – Understanding The Different Methods
People either love squirrels or hate them altogether. Squirrels are beautiful and endearing furry co-habitants, and are able to forge deep relationships with people who feed them daily. However, these beauties can quickly become a nuisance if they build their nests in remote, inaccessible corners of your house or find access to your barn or stored food. Structures built by us are after all, just another playgrounds for squirrels. To keep them out, call the Atlanta squirrel removal team from Breada Atlanta pest control at 770-872-0535 today.
Squirrels do not just eat to satiate their hunger, they are avid food-hoarders that often take away a little to store for the future. Who wouldn’t like an easily available supply of free meal? With time, their food stock can become significant. They also have long and accurate memory, and can revisit places first visited much earlier foraging for food.
There are many methods available to control pest squirrels. While some are harmless, others may come across as brutal, given that squirrels are otherwise sweet cohabitants. If you keep your premises clean and well maintained, squirrels will only have little opportunity, and little reason, to visit your premises. Discourage squirrels as much as possible by putting your small plants in a cage.
Starting with a squirrel deterrent is a good idea. Non-toxic chemical repellents, such as pepper sprays and moth-balls, and ultrasonic devices can be effectively used to keep squirrels away
Squirrel trap comes next, and is a soft and effective alternative to squirrel repellents. It needs some effort, though. Careful observations about the squirrel’s food habits and feeding time need to be made and traps deployed suitably with baits inside. Peanut butter makes for excellent bait. If a squirrel gets trapped, the next challenge is to relocate the trapped squirrel to some place far from the present location – far enough so that they do not return. Remember, a squirrel has excellent memory and are determined offenders.
However, be sure to go through the local game regulations and obtain permission in your area regarding squirrel traps and control. Professional help may sometimes be called for which can save you from unnecessary trouble.
Toxic repellents or poisoned baits are the next effective steps. However, this step will cause certain death of squirrels. Proper timing and placing of bait is very important. Remember, a squirrel that takes the bait does not die immediately. It will be some time before poison takes over its metabolism, and by that time it could have hidden in an unknown, inaccessible area in your premises, dying slowly. With time, the dead squirrel would rot and emanate unbearable, all-pervasive smell.
Before opting for this choice, be certain that you do not want otherwise gentler and more eco-friendly ways to control pest squirrels.