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Backyard Urban Squirrels: How To Get Rid Of Them For Good

Squirrels are creatures that have adapted well to living in urban environments alongside human neighbors. But, they often cause countless problems for unsuspecting homeowners both indoors and outdoors. When it comes to controlling squirrel populations and damage outdoors, there are a number of DIY steps to help. For the best results, a professional squirrel removal service for your Milwaukee home is the recommended option.

DIY Prevention & Control Tips 


To keep squirrels out of your house for good you must first identify their entry point

Among DIY tips & tricks you can follow to ensure successful squirrel removal from your property and home, here are the simplest and most effective ones:

  • Get rid of squirrel food
  • Prevent squirrels from eating from your bird feeders
  • Fence your garden
  • Try squirrel repellent
  • Lure the squirrels away to another location

Removing Squirrel Food 


You can accomplish this in two steps. First, you can get your hands on some sealable outdoor trash cans which will prevent squirrels from rummaging in them. Second, you can rake up the squirrels’ main sources of food such as acorns, berries, and nuts.

Prevent Squirrels From Accessing Your Birdfeeders 


In order to stop squirrels from cleaning out your bird feeders before the birds do, you can try to: fill them with safflower seeds (squirrels will find them bitter). Clean the area under the feeder, this will discourage the critters from being near them. Place the feeders away from your home and trees to deny squirrels access to them. Purchase squirrel guards that attach to your feeder, they will prevent the squirrels from climbing up to reach the food.

Fence Your Garden 


Unless you take measures to protect your garden, squirrels will tear off vegetables and dig up bulbs. Simply use a wire fence to solve this problem and ensure you bury it at least 12 inches into the ground to prevent squirrels from digging underneath. This is one of the most effective methods of removing squirrels from your Milwaukee home.

Squirrels are able to do tremendous and costly amounts of damage to attic wiring, trusses and insulation

Squirrel Repellent


Some repellents that are available at home, garden and hardware stores are made with the urine of predators. These are meant to keep squirrels away by being sprayed around homeowners’ gardens. Other repellents contain black or cayenne pepper and are designed not to bother birds, meaning they can be added directly to the bird feeder.

Lure The Squirrels Away 


Luring squirrels away by purposely offering them food can keep them out of your garden and bird feeder. Simply buying a separate feeder and placing it away from your garden or even by scattering squirrel feed around a specific place in your yard. 

In Need Of Reliable Squirrel Removal In Milwaukee? Call Skedaddle 


Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company that has helped more than 200,000 homeowners over the course of its two-decades-long history of solving wildlife infestation problems. There is absolutely no better choice for your infestation issue than Skedaddle if you are looking for reliability, effectiveness, and speed. Providing a lifetime guarantee on all of the materials they use, Skedaddle is in the business of long-lasting wildlife solutions. Call Skedaddle today and let the professionals do the heavy lifting.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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