Get rid of squirrels in your yard

Squirrels can trash your yard and garden by stealing and devouring your fruits and vegetables. They can also empty your bird feeders, leaving precious little food for the beautiful birds that you hoped to attract to your home. Squirrels are extremely clever and have no problem using small exterior flaws to get access to your attic or garden shed. If you are sick of squirrels, the pros at AAAC Wildlife Removal have some tips on how to get squirrels out of your yard.

Squirrel in a yard
Squirrels in your Salt Lake City yard can cause a lot of problems

Do not feed the squirrels: If you feed them, they will come.

Any outdoor food source (even bird feeders) is a significant lure for hungry squirrels.

These critters are extremely opportunistic and will respond to any abundant food source you leave out, even if you never intended it for them.

Avoid the following:

  • bird feeders
  • scattering loose seeds
  • outdoor compost piles

The sight and smell of delicious natural food like nuts and seeds will draw squirrels to your yard. Rake your yard consistently to remove these things from under bird feeders and trees.

Use trash cans with tight-fitting covers to keep squirrels out of your garbage.

Try “Scare” Tactics:

A cat or dog may keep squirrels out of your yard, especially if your dog loves to chase squirrels.

On the off chance that you don’t have a cat or dog, you can try putting plastic owls around your property on elevated surfaces (though these are usually not too effective).

You can likewise purchase apex predator (wolf) urine to splash in your yard or garden. The aroma alarms prey animals, including squirrels, deer, and rabbits.

You will have to re-apply the solution after it rains. If this sounds like a lot of work, you may want to consider trapping instead.

Repel them:

Treat seeds, bulbs, and blossoms with a taste repellent, for example, capsaicin or jalapeno oil.

Reapply these substances after it rains, since the rain washes the oil away.
Try not to utilize anti-agents on vegetables or natural products you intend to eat—instead plant mint at the edge of your nursery.

Squirrels hate the smell of peppermint plants.

Trap squirrels in your yard:

It is possible to trap squirrels in your yard, but we would strongly advise that you conduct thorough research on your local trapping laws regarding squirrels.

The process can be a little maddening, so if you have a hard time getting a catch, you might want to call the professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal.

We have a vast level of experience in getting nuisance squirrels out of customers yards. Give us a call today!

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