Posted by AD on 16:39:18 3/3/2012 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: No luck trapping in attic. Try elsewhere? posted by John Fasoldt on 16:40:13 3/1/2012 from 126.96.36.199:
OK. I took the trap outside and caught a squirrel in short order. I'm going to drive it about 10 miles away and relocate it.
Here's my question -- Can I keep trapping squirrels in my yard and hope that I will get the ones that are living in my attic? For some reason they don't approach the trap while in the attic.
Also, can I leave cans or rags of ammonia in the edges of the attic where I hear the squirrels to discourage them from nesting there while I continue trapping. That way I minimize the chances of squirrels moving in and the ones already in there may leave. Any risks?
Finally, do you think that squirrels will still live in the attic in the summer? I'm in Atlanta -- where it gets really hot. I was thinking of putting up gutter guards and sealing off the roof gaps at that time, as well as putting hardware cloth over the gables. Right now, I just want to clear out the attic. But I don't want to trap squirrels and then just let more squirrels move in until I get around to sealing the roof....
Let me know if you think I should go about this another way.
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