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Tips for Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Home and Yard

Cute and lovely are the words many people, especially kids, use in describing squirrels, even though these critters are a nuisance once they find their way into your home or yard.

They have the habit of helping themselves to apples, bird seeds, berries, flowers, etc. Squirrels like to dig holes, munch on seed heads, eat fruits in halves, and chew flowers. In case you find these in your yard or home, here are a few tips on how to get rid of them

Use vinegar

If squirrels constitute a nuisance in your home, soak a rag with vinegar and place it at the door or fireplace. Squirrels have a strong sense of smell and do not like the smell of vinegar; this act will make them leave your house.

Clear all accessible food sources

Ensure to pick up every fruit, nut, and seeds that have fallen to prevent squirrels from devouring trash cans that are tightly closed and bury food ditches deeply into the compost mound.

Help the squirrel find an exit

Sometimes, the errant squirrel or two may inadvertently find their way into your house. If a squirrel is in your room, it may be lost. It's best to let it exit by opening the window and a back door that leads outside.

Use repellants

Home remedies like chili pepper and mints are commonly used to eliminate squirrels. You can make a concussion out of it and spray it in your home since they hate the smell and taste of it.

Essential oils create a strong smell that squirrels hate. Another good repellent is tobacco and water with raw eggs. This solution is highly efficient at protecting your trees.

Create difficult feeders

Plastic bottles, wire screening, and hardware cloth can be attached around the base of your feeders and may keep squirrels away.

Scare them off

Dogs and machines that generate noise can be used to scare the squirrels and never make them come back.

However, you will have to let a professional handle this to know if there are female squirrels with their offspring in their nests. Cardboard or other materials from your home can be a sign of est.

Cover the soil with mulch

Since squirrels love to dig, you can discourage them by covering the soil where the seedlings are buried with mulch. Inorganic mulch is an excellent way to get rid of squirrels because they are much stronger and have a texture their critters hate.

Use plant covering and flowers

Physical barriers like fences or plastic nesting can prevent your plants from harm. Additionally, flowers that are brightly colored and emit a strong scent can be used to get rid of squirrels. Squirrels hate flowers like mint, lily, Galanthus, and geraniums.

Squirrels, as stated earlier, are known for the nuisance they constitute. Once you confirm that the squirrel is out of your home or yard, locate and block their access points.

You can use these preventive measures or seek professional help at Another Problem Solved. Request a quote today to get started!

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