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Five squirrel removal myths every homemaker should know

Published: September 29, 2021

Yes, you read it right.

There are actually some myths surrounding squirrel removal.

You are most likely to hear about these myths when you hear sounds of scampering feet in the house. Scampering feet is a typical sign of a possible squirrel infestation in your home.

Five squirrel removal myths every homemaker should know

Squirrels are pests, and you will want to remove them once you know they are in your home. You naturally first turn to your friends and family for squirrel removal suggestions.

Here are some common ideas people may offer to get rid of the squirrels.
But they don’t know that these are actually myths and don’t work as well as assumed!

Myth no.1: Rat poison will kill squirrels

Myth no.1: Rat poison will kill squirrels

Many people think that they can get rid of skunks just by putting out some rat poison. They assume that the squirrels will eat them up and thus end up dead.

However, little do they know that squirrels won’t eat or even touch rat poison!

And in the rare case that the squirrels end up eating rat poison, you end up with dead squirrels around your home. Removing dead squirrels isn’t something you want to have on your to-do list!
You never know where they may die and how many they were.
For all you know, a few may end up dead in dark corners, and you’ll miss them. Any squirrels you miss will end up decomposed and emitting a foul smell through your home with time.

Myth no.2: Traps offer an effective squirrel removal solution

Myth no.2: Traps offer an effective squirrel removal solution

Many people think that all they have to do to remove skunks is set up a few squirrel traps. They assume that the squirrels will fall in them and that they just have to move and place the trap somewhere else.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.

Squirrels are pretty intelligent and won’t even enter traps you set up in the attic. You may be able to catch a few in traps placed outdoors. However, it will not solve your problem. You still end up with squirrels and need to look for another way to get rid of them.

Myth no.3: Squirrel removal products guarantee squirrel removal

Myth no.3: Squirrel removal products guarantee squirrel removal

The market offers so many types of squirrel removal products like repellent powder and sprays. You may also find noise machines and flashing lights that help ‘remove squirrels’.

However, these gimmicks are not at all helpful at squirrel removal. The only thing they do help remove is a consumer’s hard-earned money from their pockets.

Just think.

If products like this were really effective for squirrel removal, you wouldn’t need to have any professional wildlife removers!

Myth no.4: Squirrels are mostly outdoor creatures and won’t infest your home

Myth no.4: Squirrels are mostly outdoor creatures and won’t infest your home

Yes, it’s no doubt that squirrels mostly live outdoors.

However, it doesn’t mean they are outdoor creatures.

They are territorial creatures, where they live in spaces they feel safe and comfortable, like your home.

Besides, they have easy access to food in your home. They, on the contrary, have a more challenging time finding food in the forest! So if they have to choose between the woods near your place and your place, they will prefer taking shelter in your home.

Myth no.5: Animal control won’t pick up squirrels

Myth no.5: Animal control won’t pick up squirrels

Many people think that animal control only takes in stray cats and dogs and nothing else.

However, it’s another myth.

Most animal control units, both government and private-funded ones, take in and care for most animals like horses, hamsters, and squirrels. That’s why pest control experts do not opt to kill squirrels.

They prefer catching them and letting them off far away from your home or in the animal center.

Even if any of these myths were true, it’s not enough to just get rid of the squirrels. You are not freed from pests once you remove them. There’s always the chance of their returning to your home once again in the future.

That’s why you also need to know and remember to seal up all holes to prevent a possible future squirrel infestation.

This is why it’s always better to call the experts if you hear the sound of scampering feet. The home remedies you find on the internet won’t help solve the problem. However, your professional pest control experts offer a complete squirrel removal and prevention solution.

Besides, remember that squirrels are wild animals.

There’s always the chance of them acting unpredictably and biting or scratching you while you try to remove them. That’s why it’s better to leave squirrel removal to the experts, instead of believing in these five myths!

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