Get rid of Squirrels

How to get rid of squirrels? (Humanely)

Squirrels may look cute when they’re perched on a bird feeder, gobbling up birdseed to their heart’s content—but there’s nothing cute about having squirrels in your house! It’s important to remove squirrels from your home as quickly as possible if you want to avoid extensive damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Squirrels may also carry diseases or attack people or animals if they feel threatened, so you will definitely want to ensure that squirrels are removed as quickly as possible. Squirrels can—and should—be removed humanely from your home. If you want to know how to get rid of squirrels from your home in a humane manner, consider the following ways to get rid of squirrels that won’t cause them any harm. 

Set up a humane trap 
One of the simplest steps you can take to remove squirrels from your home is to set a humane trap. Humane traps are designed to trap squirrels inside without physically harming them, so you can then take them outside to an appropriate area and let them go. This works best if you only have a few squirrels in your home or even a single squirrel that’s found its way inside and doesn’t want to leave. 

Give the squirrels a safe way to leave the house 
If you have a squirrel or two in your home and they haven’t nested or don’t appear to want to stay, then you can encourage them to leave humanely by giving them a safe way to leave the house. Squirrels will feel cornered and threatened if there are any pets or people in the area, so you need to put away all pets and then make sure that there is an avenue of escape for the squirrel before leaving the area yourself. For example, if a squirrel has found its way inside a spare bedroom because of an open window, make sure the window is open, then shut the door to the bedroom and wait for the squirrel to leave. 

Frighten squirrels away with loud noises and bright lights 
If the squirrel won’t leave on its own or you have multiple squirrels living inside your home, then you will need to make your home unappealing in order to encourage them to leave. The most humane way to make your home unappealing is to annoy them with some loud noises, bright lights and even unpleasant smells. Play loud music in the area where the squirrels are living; bang pots and pans outside the door; and shine bright lights in the room so that they won’t view it as a good place to nest. 

Hire a professional  
If you can’t get the squirrel or squirrels to leave on their own, then you should consult with a professional to have the job done. Make sure to look for a professional who will humanely and safely remove the squirrel from your home without doing it any harm. Remember to keep the above tips in mind when you want to remove squirrels from your home.