If you have been dealing with a squirrel problem in your home here in Northern Virginia, you probably have begun to feel at your wits end and are likely more than a little bit frustrated at not being able to get this furry little pest out of your life forever.
Luckily, dealing with this squirrel problem doesn’t have to be the nightmare situation that it may be headed towards – especially if you pay close attention to the “inside information” included below.
Not only will you be able to determine exactly what kind of problem you’re dealing with in the first place when reading this quick guide, but you’ll also have a couple of DIY solutions you can try as well as the things to look for to determine whether or not it’s time to call in a professional wildlife control expert.
Let’s get started!
Is there really a squirrel problem you need to deal with?
The first thing that you’re going to need to do is assess whether or not you’re dealing with a squirrel problem in the first place.
Believe it or not, some homeowners associate all of their pest problems with squirrels – almost completely forgetting that there are other furry little animals that like to wreak havoc in a home and on a property.
Short of setting up night vision cameras throughout your home or in the “trouble areas”, you’ll want to look for obvious signs that it’s a squirrel. Visual confirmation, droppings that you can identify as a squirrel’s, and even supplies of their food or bedding you can find, all stand as evidence that you’re actually dealing with a squirrel problem in the first place.
DIY methods for solving the problem quickly, safely, and without any headache or hassle
There are a couple of DIY methods you can use to get rid of the squirrel problem, including:
- Sealing off any and all access points the squirrel can use to gain entry into your home
- Setting up a cheap box trap to capture them before they can do any more damage
- Spreading hot sauce on all wooden areas that squirrels have been chewing through to gain access to your home
- Purchasing squirrel proof bird feeders to cut off their food supply on your property
How to know when to contact a wildlife control expert to remove your squirrel problem
Finally, if you are struggling to keep your sanity while dealing with an almost out of control squirrel problem, it just might be time to call in a wildlife control expert to handle the “heavy lifting”. They should be able to clear up your problems in about three or four days (and frequently even sooner than that), allowing you to rest easy knowing that a professional is doing everything they can to help you get your life back to normal.