Charleston Wildlife and Animal Removal

Will Repellents Get a Squirrel out of the Attic?

There can be many complications that result from Charleston squirrel habitation in your attic. Your home can succumb to some major damage and wear if these animals are not removed as soon as possible. Prevention is, of course, the best route to take. Once these South Carolina rodents have gained entry, however, you have to take more aggressive action. There are different types of repellents on the market, some of which may not be worth your hard earned money.

Moth Balls
The claim is that the scent of moth balls will be unbearable to the rodent and it will willingly leave its nest in search of a new home. This is simply untrue. Territorial South Carolina mammals make every effort to maintain their residence once they take hold, especially if there are nesting babies. Your attic also vents to the outside quite well, eliminating any overwhelming odors that may be present. Moth balls are said to repel many things, and usually do not work. Besides being unpleasant to humans, they can also be dangerous. Their poisonous nature can be a hazard in homes with children.

Coyote Urine
Coyote Urine is one of the most common ingredients in spray repellents. It is often combined with moth ball ingredients in some way to form a spray or fluid. This concoction is probably more upsetting to the human nose than to the Charleston squirrels. The theory is that small animals will retreat to safety upon recognizing the scent of a predator. This theory is unfounded when it comes to nesting areas such as attics. It is not recommended to waste your money on these types of products. You are more likely to get rid of the South Carolina animal with a live trapping method.

Eviction Fluid
Eviction fluid works a little differently than repellents, and is possibly the only item that is considered worth your time. This product is usually only effective during times of birth, as it alerts the mother to danger in consideration of her offspring. Evictions fluid is not a manmade pesticide or other chemical. It is a natural product of nature, found in male South Carolina squirrels. The predatory nature of males towards the babies makes the female squirrels more alert and cautious. It may still be prudent to use a live trapping system to catch the Charleston squirrels on their way out. This way they can be safely relocated far away from your home. Once they are gone, make sure to install preventative measures to keep others from making your attic a home in the future.

Squirrels in your attic can cause damage and large amounts of noise. You can say goodbye to your peace and quiet once a Charleston squirrel finds a nice warm place to run around. They can be quite loud. Take the time to research your eviction options and do not waste money on products that have been proven ineffective.

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