Home Remedies to Get Rid of Squirrels:

Squirrels are one of the most common wildlife animals that can make its way into your home: they are able to squeeze through small holes in your home, burrow their way into your attic, and make their nests, often populating so quickly that you have a full-blown squirrel infestation on your hands before you even realize that they are there. Squirrels can also make your family sick, as they carry the disease Salmonella in their urine and droppings, and can even transmit ticks to your pets. If you are dealing with a squirrel infestation, though, there are many ways to naturally get rid of squirrels, though, without having to worry about traps and poisons.

If you have squirrels that are climbing your bird feeders, stealing the food and chasing away birds, simply buy a package of safflower seeds. The bitter taste will repel squirrels when eaten, and will not harm the beautiful birds in any way.

Another taste that repels squirrels is that of hot peppers. If squirrels are eating your plants, or digging holes in your garden in order to make their nests, just mix finely ground hot peppers with garlic cloves and water to prepare a spray. Place this mixture into a spray bottle, and spray it onto the plant beds to keep squirrels away from your plants.

One method which is highly recommended, but should be approached with caution, is using moth balls to keep them away. Moth balls are made up of naphthalene flakes, which end up repelling squirrels, but can also irritate human’s skin. These balls are usually sold in packages, making it easy to pick up several them at one time, for a fairly cheap price; to use them, you should place them at areas that you have noticed squirrel urine or droppings, often the entrances that they use to make their way around your home or into your attic.

Another spray to prepare in order to get rid of squirrels in your attic is a simple jalapeno spray. To make this spray, simple grind up some jalapenos, and add vinegar and water before shaking well. Spray this mixture liberally around areas that a squirrel has started to frequent.

There are many ways to repel those furry rodents that have made their way into your home and attic- often without having to rely on poisons that can hurt your family or pets, or traps that might shut too early or not catch the right animal. With a few ingredients, as well as some patience, there are many all-natural ways to get rid of these pesky rodents, and keep them from coming back and making your home theirs.

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