Posted by John Fasoldt on 7:29:22 2/13/2014 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Exclusion door method for squirrels? posted by Lidya on 10:58:34 2/12/2014 from 184.108.40.206:
Ok, let me see if I can answer all this, and donít worry about being ďtoo long!Ē And sorry for the delay, everybodyís on vacation this week, (except me!) so Iím the only one here!
And, of course, all this depends, first, on what KIND of squirrel you have. The most aggressive, the gray squirrel, is the one thatís the most difficult to deal with. Using one-way doors with gray squirrels often just gives them another chance to get back in. At least thatís the way THEY figure it... I donít use them, except under specific conditions. And sometimes it does take a couple of days for all of them to leave, I would give it such. Report back to them with any unusual events or new places where they attempt entry again. (The little red squirrels are better for one-ways.)
With the grey squirrel, I like to trap and get those offenders out of the population. Then they donít return to ANYONEíS home. Squirrels habituated to living in structures cause lots of problems and they can be dangerous problems. Ttrapping grey squirrels, if you need to, is pretty easy, I show you everything here. Repairs can be made by any carpenter or roofer.
Actually, the prices you describe arenít all that bad. And I would definitely get that other vent fixed, that price isnít bad either. So what it all depends on is the actual performance of these guys, so I think you should give them a chance to perform. Keep a daily log (this can be important!) of everything concerned with this problem, what you observe, who you talk to, phone calls, etc. That way youíll be able to accurately advise your exterminator(s) about whatís been going on. Shows them youíre interested and observant too - keeps Ďem on their toes lol.
I think that should cover everything, if not, get back!
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