Posted by John Fasoldt on 10:29:17 7/16/2016 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Squirrel climb up metal 3" downspouts? posted by Lynne Pagan on 21:31:31 7/15/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
The squirrels that try to use your house for a home were usually raised in that type of "home." Just one house, in a neighborhood, can unknowingly breed an ongoing barrage of squirrels that figure out that nesting in structures is advantageous, therefore donating young squirrels into the neighborhood that have figured that out. Not much good comes from that.
You need someone to parry those squirrels, trap and REMOVE all the ones that do that. Naturally, you can't really KNOW which ones are, so just trap all that comes to your trap. You'll get the ones that are harassing you, and perhaps a few of their successors. Once you get the population down to those that consider their trees home, and not your home as theirs, you can relax - for awhile...
Keep alert, there are always some that will see your home as an advantage. And a neighborhood FILLED with many squirrels will have many prospective tenants
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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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