What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Squirrels Outside?

While squirrels are, admittedly, cute, they are far from harmless. In fact, the scurrying rodents are capable of creating a tremendous amount of costly damage if allowed to infest your property for too long. Fortunately, there are a few squirrel removal tips you can follow to get rid of nuisance squirrels around your home.

Tips to Get Rid of Squirrels Outside

  • Eliminate Food Sources

Squirrels love munching on anything they can find in your yard. The quickest way to eliminate food sources is by getting rid of any bird feeders or pet food bowls, and installing squirrel-proof baffles. The squirrels will have a harder time finding a meal if it isn’t easily available. Rake your yard regularly to clean up any rotting fruit or produce that may fall from trees. Also, if you store your trash outside, consider moving it inside or tightly sealing it so squirrels can’t get inside.

  • Scare Them Off

Sudden and quick changes to a squirrel’s environment will send them running, including loud noises and motion-activated sprinklers. Squirrels will also avoid motion-sensing lights, alarms, and barking dogs.

  • Mulch Your Yard

Squirrels can dig in your backyard to uproot bulbs and other plants. Make it harder for them by mulching parts of your yard. Heavy materials, like stones or decorative rocks, will be difficult to move. Squirrels will give up on digging and leave your yard to find another, more accessible, food source.

  • Add Perimeter Fencing

A big attraction for squirrels is a garden. If you grow flowers or produce outside, install a fence or netting around it. Bird netting is available at most hardware stores and keeps out all sorts of critters, including squirrels. Fencing and netting is harmless to your plants and will keep predators away.

  • Hire a Squirrel Removal Professional

While the above tips may temporarily deter squirrels, they are short-term solutions to what could be a growing rodent infestation. Therefore, the most effective way to get rid of squirrels outside is by calling a squirrel removal professional. Wildlife experts will have the equipment and expertise necessary to remove them safely and effectively.

Fast and Efficient Squirrel Removal Services in Central Florida

The licensed, trained, and experienced squirrel removal technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County will humanely remove squirrels and other pests from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our squirrel removal services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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