Squirrels may seem cute and adorable when watching them from a distance. However, they stop being cute when they start invading the trees on your property, causing disturbing noises and destructive damage. If you are dealing with a squirrel infestation, try these squirrel removal methods to keep the pesky rodents from nesting in your trees.
Ways You Can Keep Squirrels Out of Your Trees
Use the following tips to keep squirrels out of your trees.
- Repel the pests: Squirrels are sensitive to certain smells, particularly ammonia and cayenne pepper. You can use the two different scents to repel squirrels from your trees. Either soak a rag or sock in ammonia and hang it from a tree limb, or spray the tree once a week or after a heavy rain with a squirrel repellent solution that contains cayenne pepper.
- Cut off their food supply: Squirrels often come to residential properties in search of food. They commonly search for nuts, seeds, fruits, green vegetation, and pinecones. Get ahead of the problem by taking down any bird feeders that are hanging on the trees on your property. Also fence off any fruit trees and pick up any fallen or rotting produce that could attract squirrels or give them a reason to stay.
- Keep them from climbing: To prevent the squirrels from climbing up your trees, place a metal band around the trunk about six feet off the ground. The slick metal surface of the band will cause squirrels to lose traction and slip. Tighten the band by attaching wire on one end to the springs on the other end of the band. The springs will allow the tree to keep growing while securing the metal band in place.
How to Prevent Squirrels from Entering Your Home
Once you notice a growing squirrel infestation in your yard or in the trees around your property, then it is only a matter of time before they try to invade your home’s attic. Squirrels are always looking for a warm place to take shelter that is close to an accessible food supply, especially during colder months. Therefore, it is important to seal up even the slightest gap or crack in your roof or exterior walls to prevent nuisance squirrels from entering your Dallas property. Also keep any overhanging tree branches trimmed back so squirrels cannot access your roof.
To keep the squirrels on your property off your trees and out of your home, rely on the professional squirrel removal services from Critter Control® of Dallas.
Squirrel Removal Experts in Dallas, TX
At Critter Control® of Dallas, we pride ourselves in using eco-friendly and humane methods when it comes to removing unwanted critters, such as squirrels, from inside your home or workplace. Our licensed and trained technicians are here to help resolve all of your wildlife removal and prevention needs. We will provide you with a thorough and timely squirrel removal service that also restores any damages the pests caused.
If you are dealing with a squirrel infestation, call us today at 817-222-1101 to schedule an inspection and receive a free squirrel removal estimate.