How to remove squirrels from our home?

Asked July 8, 2020, 9:47 AM EDT

How to remove squirrels from our home?

Butler County Ohio

1 Response

Hello and thanks for contacting Ask-the-Expert. You have a couple of options. Squirrels are best removed from homes through trapping or by use of one-way exclusion devices. Trapped squirrels can be euthanized or released back outside the home after capture. Be sure to first seal up the cracks, crevices, or holes that squirrels were using to access your home. One-way exclusion devices are placed over the crevices or holes squirrels are using to get inside your home. These devices allow squirrels to exit, but not reenter. My only caution to this approach is to make sure there are no baby squirrels inside the house. If the mother leaves and can't get back in, the young will die. There are professionals for hire that can help you remove squirrels from your home. A list can be found here - https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/7ef207d0-601a-4b49-bb8c-4d4880821415/Nuisance+CNWACO_Nuisance+Control+Operators_List.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_M1HGGIK0N0JO00QO9DDDDM3000-7ef207d0-601a-4b49-bb8c-4d4880821415-n9XbVGf (Apologies for the very long link.) Good luck!