Posted by John Fasoldt on 6:35:56 2/9/2012 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Squirrel chewing through hardware cloth posted by Maverick on 22:01:11 2/8/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
Hmmmm. I've lost track... It was a vent, right? It really depends on where it is and what the house looks like at that point. Can you post a picture? Or send one in?
Frankly, a good builder might have a recommendation by looking at it, and there are vent covers manufactured for all known purposes. Galvanized, or better yet, stainless steel, for all outside applications.
Once you get rid of all current perpetrators, not all squirrels do that. And if your exterminator was actually releasing them, I would have to be concerned that he would be just extending the problem to another area. All rogue squirrels, the ones that invade structures, should be put down. If you think it all the way through, you have to wonder if the ones that YOU have were dropped off, and if so, will any more show up? Squirrels, raised in some unorthodox location will often seek out that same sort of location, and the female intruders only make it worse.
Gotta watch out for those females! LOL
The “normal” people, more than exterminators, tend to relocate the wildlife they catch. Exterminators are familiar with the problem, so ethical exterminators always follow the rules. Sometimes their only mistake is telling their customers they are "taking them a long way away" so they don't have to go through this long explanation I just explained....
So tell your exterminator to put down all that he catches, do all of us a favor.
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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