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 Post subject: Squirrels Running Inside The Soffits
PostPosted: March 20th, 2017, 6:12 pm 
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First day of spring so I guess the squirrels woke up and decided to play. We could hear them running inside the soffits and chittering away. I sent for estimates to see what it would cost to get rid of them. Some suggestions were to put moth balls in plastic baggies and then poke holes in them and spread them around the attic. Another one was to spray fox urine on cotton balls and spread them around. One other suggestion was to buy a high frequency electronic device and install it in the attic.

Has anybody ever had these cute but dangerous critters inside their house? I would like any feedback on what works and how to keep them out. We don't know where they are getting inside the house. There were two of them running around our deck today which is on the second level of the house.

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 Post subject: Re: Squirrels Running Inside The Soffits
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Check around foundation. You say you have deck, so check under there (next to foundation or where connects to house). They only need a hole size of golf ball.

Set rat traps to kill them. The plastic ones are easier to set than old fashion ones.

Check along rain gutters that go to roof (could climb up them). Any posts next to house.


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 Post subject: Re: Squirrels Running Inside The Soffits
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balkoth wrote:
Check around foundation. You say you have deck, so check under there (next to foundation or where connects to house). They only need a hole size of golf ball.

Set rat traps to kill them. The plastic ones are easier to set than old fashion ones.

Check along rain gutters that go to roof (could climb up them). Any posts next to house.


Hi and thanks for that advice. The deck is on the upper level but they could just run up the steps to get to it. We saw them going inside the downspout, which I guess is how they got access to inside the soffits. There are neighbour's trees beside the house with overhanging branches on this side, which they could jump on the roof or the gutters. We can't access the attic ourselves to check up there so we will leave that up to the experts.

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 Post subject: Re: Squirrels Running Inside The Soffits
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We had some squirrels in our attic several years ago. An exterminator suggested that we set rat traps on the roof and use cut up apples for bait. It worked.


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