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Squirrels

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Question: 168-5201
Squirrels are getting into my bird feeder. I live in an apartment. What can I use? Sharon, Appleton, WI

Mort's Answer:
There are companies that manufacture feeders with squirrel guards. The Droll Yankee and Duncraft are two that come to mind.

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Question: 169-5201
I have squirrels in my attic. I heard fox urine is effective. What can I use to get rid of them? Dan, New Orleans, LA

Mort's Answer:
I have trapped a squirrel outdoors with a Have-a- Heart trap. After it squealed for two hours, I set it free. All the family took off for 6 months. I would not suggest using urine indoors. It is the odor that makes it effective. You might enlist the help of a professional service. You will need to block off the entrance area that they may have ripped open to gain assess.

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Question: 170-5201
Squirrels keep getting into my window boxes, where they dig out the bulbs. What can I use to keep them out? Anita, Shelbyville, TN

Mort's Answer:
Mothballs are foul enough to keep them away. The best solution is to not to plant bulbs in the window box. I like squirrels in my garden although they can be a pest.

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Question: 1023-4013
I have squirrels in my attic. I heard fox urine is effective. What can I use to get rid of them? Dan, New Orleans, LA

Mort's Answer:
I have trapped a squirrel outdoors with a Have-a-Hart trap. After it squealed for two hours, I set it free. All the family took off for 6 months. I would not suggest using urine indoors. It is the odor that makes it effective. You might enlist the help of a professional service. You will need to block off the entrance area that they may have ripped open to gain assess.

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Question: 1262-2115
Squirrels are scratching on the roof of my rather large house. Are they trying to create a home for themselves? Diane.

Mort's Answer:
Squirrels are really intelligent. They probably feel that you will not miss the extra space. I would suggest that you call a pest management company. You could set Hav A Hart traps with graham cracker and peanut butter. The traps can be on the ground. I was able to use some behavior modification at my old studio. After I trapped a persistent visitor to my garden, I left it squealing for three hours. I would periodically lecture the captive trespasser about gardening protocol. When released, the culprit took off with all his brother in-laws and other relatives for greener pastures. I was home free for two years or better.

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Question: 239-5201
Last year I fed the squirrels . This year they are up on the roof and they won't come down. Are they going to get in the house? Ann, Binghamton, NY

Mort's Answer:
It's a good possibility. Before you get completely fed up, call a pest control company. You could use Save traps, but it might be too little too late. They can get into the eaves or rip out shingles near the chimney. Eventually they could be joining you at the dining room table. They're cute, but not that cute.

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Question: 240-5201
I have squirrels in my attic. I heard fox urine is effective. What can I use to get rid of them? Dan, New Orleans, LA

Mort's Answer:
I have trapped a squirrel outdoors with a Hav-a Heart trap. After it squealed for two hours, I set it free. All the family took off for 6 months. I would not suggest using urine indoors. It is the odor that makes it effective. You might enlist the help of a professional service. You will need to block off the entrance area that they may have ripped open to gain assess.

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