Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Squirrel in the Attic

Hmmmm, we have a squirrel in the attic. I have to come up with a plan to remove the rodent.

Firebomb... nope, too messy.

Machine gun.... nope, too messy

Shove one of these worthless cats up in the wall to chase him out... nope, the cats are strictly ornamental. They don't chase anything but each other and we're lucky to get them to eat something out of a bowl, much less something which runs from them.



Anonymous said...

I have found by spraying some amonia in the attic will usually drive out, then spray some by the hole they come in / out from and close the hole.

Houston said...

Thanks. I will try that.

I was going to use my light saber, but then PETA would be upset with me.

Can't we all just get along?

Paul said...

You're gonna have to hire someone to catch them. When I had squirrels they told me that it's probably a family so if you see one, count on 4 or more. They pee at the entrance to mark their territory. They can travel several miles back to your house if they're captured and released too close. They will chew wires and insulation so you need to get rid of them. They caught about one a day for a while. Once you go about two weeks without catching any more they're all gone, then fix the hole and watch the eves and overhangs of your house once a week for new entry points and scratch marks.