Squirrels need more than an eviction notice to be evicted from your home or your shed/garage. These pests will continue to get into these areas if they continue to find what they are looking for. Squirrels are overgrown rodents that use their teeth to chew through wood and other materials to get what they need and to nest where they want to nest. These pests can cause a lot of damage and a headache for you. Read on for some tips to help you evict these pests from your home or your yard.
Clean Up Gardens Or Landscaping
Clean up your garden and your landscaping around your home to remove leftovers that the squirrels will want to eat. They prefer nuts or they may prefer other items as well. If you have nut trees around your yard, you need to clean up beneath them to remove the leftover nuts that squirrels will use to stash all over your yard or your home. Rake up the leftover nuts, or if you can, remove these trees from your yard altogether. Other landscaping can be used for these pests to use for nesting material, so clean up other areas of your home as well.
Set Out Decoys
Set decoys in your yard such as owls or hawk decoys, or even a coyote decoy to help get rid of these pests in your yard. Decoys will scare the squirrels and other pests as well. Use the decoys all around your yard and move them constantly to keep the squirrels convinced that the decoys are real. Moving decoys are also helpful, or you can use a sprinkler system that is set to go off with movement to scare the squirrels out of your yard.
Remove All Bird Feeders
Remove bird feeders from your yard and prevent feeding these pests. Birds aren't the only ones that are attracted to these feeders. Other pests will be attracted to them as well, including chipmunks, mice, opossums, and even raccoons. Remove these feeders from your yard to keep these pests from coming to your yard. Squirrel feeders also need to be removed from your yard as well. Feeding these pests with corn and other feed is only going to attract more of them.
If you have a problem with squirrels in your yard, you need to do what you can to get rid of them before they cause a lot of damage to your home or yard. Hire a pest control company to help you with squirrel removal.