If you are noticing squirrels running around your house during the day or coming up on your porch at night, then it is possible that they have found a way into your walls.
Squirrels in the walls is a common problem for many homeowners. Eliminating them can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! In this blog post, we will discuss how to identify when you have squirrels living in your walls and how to remove them safely.
How to tell if you have squirrels in your walls
You may first notice a strange scratching sound coming from the walls of your home. This is because squirrels are trying to find an escape route out of their new hiding space, and they will often scratch at wooden surfaces or items that could provide them with some kind of leverage point for climbing up or down.
Other signs include chewed-up wires (often mistaken as rodents) and droppings around baseboards and windowsills, which can be easily identified by their small size, round shape, black coloration and distinct smell. When you spot any evidence suggesting there’s been a squirrel infestation in your house, it’s important not to panic! If this sounds like something you need help with, we can help you figure out what to do and how to get that squirrel out of your wall.
How to get a squirrel out of your wall
If this sounds like something you need help with, we can help you figure out what to do and how to get that squirrel out of your wall. One common misconception is thinking the best thing for homeowners to do when they notice evidence of an infestation is trap or kill the animal responsible—this isn’t always true! Sometimes it may be enough just find them another space and seal off their entry point into your home; other times trapping may be necessary but lethal force isn’t desired. We’ll explore some different scenarios below so read on.
The first step in solving a problem is identifying its source. If there’s one or more holes in your house that provide access for animals, you may have squirrels in your walls. Once you’ve identified the hole, seal it off either with wire mesh or by installing a better quality product to keep animals out of your house for good!
Put a one-way door on the hole to let them leave but not come back in.
Place food outside of your house for a few days to lure them away from your home.
Try using peanut butter as bait for them! It will draw any creature that likes nuts over to where you are and then they’ll be easier to catch since they’re not scared anymore. Just make sure you don’t forget about what’s attracting them! (They have very good memories!)
What will scare a squirrel away
If you want to scare a squirrel away, try using an air horn. It might be easier than picking up your phone and calling for help! Just make sure that the person with the gun knows how to use it before hand and is not just considering it as another toy or something like that.
Can Squirrels chew through drywall?
Yes, but they don’t typically do it. They will chew through plastic and metal if they are hungry enough for food or water (or a place to live). If you find that your drywall is being chewed away from the squirrels trying to get in during winter months, there’s nothing wrong with putting some insulation on top of it so that way when spring returns again, all of the holes should be filled up once more!
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