Squirrels in the Attic?
I have squirrels in my attic. What should I do?
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Sometimes I amuse myself so much making up smart-ass answers to questions just like yours. They say that the most important person to amuse is oneself. So thank you for that question.
But seriously. Squirrels are so cute and also can be so destructive inside the walls of your house. You have to get them out, but you also have to make sure they can’t get back in.
Live traps work, but then you have to figure out where to put the little varmints. Not in your yard, or your neighbor’s. You have to drive very far away. With a bunch of squirrels in the back of your car. Or you could set up a stand in the front yard and make little costumes for them and sell them to passersby. Maybe you didn’t see that movie?
After you get rid of the squirrels, make sure you seal up every possible place they can get in. Air vents, little cracks in doors, basement access, nooks and crannies. Remember, they are really good diggers.
This is going to be a very long and frustrating process. And there’s a good chance that you will get a little obsessed with the whole subject of squirrels. Try not to talk about it too much or you will lose friends. Trust me on this. It happened to a friend of mine. Also, I hear they hate the smell of peppermint.
Edda is not a medical professional but a local lady who loves to give out advice, even when it's not asked of her. Submit your question to [email protected] for Edda to answer.