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Spring Squirrel Solutions

squirrel eating seeds out of a dish while sitting on a chair

Squirrels have their babies in the early spring and in the late summer. And as much as you want those critters out of your home and attic - they may have babies with them.

Squirrels are excellent mothers and will move their babies to a new den site when frightened. However, evicting a mother squirrel without being careful to also allow her to move her babies out means they will be orphaned. Or, the mothers will be relentless in gaining access to her nest and babies which means she could chew everything on your home from roof flanges and attic vents to wood shutters and siding.

Squirrels like to live in dark, quiet, safe places so we’ve complied a list of items you could place at the den entrance which may convince mother squirrel to take her babies and move out! There solutions can be utilized all year 'round, but especially in the spring:

1. Rag soaked in ammonia or vinegar

2. Small sack of moth balls or dirty kitty litter

3. Safe light

4. Radio tuned to a news station

5. Spray with a mixture of 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 cups water, 1/2 tsp mild dish soap

A qualified wildlife removal specialist will inspect your attic and will know if the babies are old enough to follow their mother before installing their one-way door. They will otherwise suggest waiting. Either way make sure you understand their plan as well as their pricing. You should focus on a longer term solution to prevent future wildlife intrusions.

Your wildlife removal specialist will inspect the eaves for holes and cracks and discuss prevention methods with you. They will also check gable, soffit and vents in the attic as well as chimney caps.

Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control is insured and equipped to take care of any of your wildlife or pest issues such as raccoons, skunks, mice, rats, bats and of course SQUIRRELS! We offer affordable solutions for humane wildlife removal and for pest control in Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas. Contact us at or call 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390.


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