4 Affordable Ways to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic & Roof Space

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Do you hear the sound of squirrels scurrying around your attic or roof space? Try these four inexpensive methods to get rid of the critters in a humane fashion.

How to Get Rid of Squirrels

1. Set up a Squirrel Cage Trap
Set up an one-door cage trap in the attic and place a tasty snack on the trigger. A thin layer of peanut butter and sunflower seeds will tempt most if not all squirrels.

Squirrel Trap Peanut Butter

Squirrels are light and have tiny agile hands so you need to make the squirrels work for their treat in order to set off the trap.

2. Turn on a Strobe Light
Setting up a strobe light, such as the Roxane strobe light, is a great way of removing squirrels without harming them. The strobe light will drive the squirrels crazy at night and they’ll eventually move away in search for a better home.

Squirrel Ultrasonic Repeller

3. Plug in an Ultrasonic Repeller
These electronic devices emit an ultrasonic sound that repel small rodents like squirrels. Combine this with method #4 to never see another squirrel step foot into your attic.

4. Block All Entry Points
Identify all the cracks, holes, and crevices where the squirrels are entering the attic from. Seal them with material that squirrels can’t scratch or bite through such as heavy-duty wire mesh.

You could also set up a squirrel excluder as this YouTube video demonstrates. The excluder is essentially a one-way flap that lets out any squirrels that are already in the attic. The same squirrels won’t be able to return to the attic again once they leave.

Ultimately, try and stay away from any squirrel control methods that may poison and kill the critter. Doing so would leave your attic space with rotting squirrel carcass, which could leave an unwanted stink around your home.