Squirrel entered my attic. help
The entrance spot is circled in my picture. The soffit is lifted up compared to others.
Can someone suggest what should be the next step?
May 13th, 2021 10:51 pm
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May 13th, 2021 11:11 pm
hierophant wrote: ↑ Squirrels are the easiest to get rid of, what you should be worried about is mice because if squirrels got in, you can be sure mice did too. Unfortunately, I have extensive with rodents and attics.
You may want to hire a professional if you're not able to easily get up there or if there's more than one entry point. What they'll do (and what you can if you're able) is put one way doors so they can get out, but can't get back in - this isn't some fancy contraption. It's a homemade trap made out of empty caulking tube. Once they're sure they're gone, they'll remove it and seal off the entry point. The material depends how large the entry point is. You'll also want to make it hard for them to get to the spot to begin with - e.g. trim tree branches, etc. There's tons of great resources online to give you more details.
May 13th, 2021 11:54 pm
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May 14th, 2021 6:12 am
Maybe it’s just me but that pergola looks quite close to the property line. The photo makes it appear as though it almost hangs over the fence on to your side. If that thing is the issue perhaps you need to mention to your neighbour it’s too close, assuming it does actually infringe on your municipalities setback by-laws.Fantastical wrote: ↑ For me, the problem isn't from a tree.
It's more from the fence or the wood structure from my neightbour (see picture).
Squirrel can jump from that point to the overhang on my first level. Then, there's a reverse V shape structure between the first floor vs. second floor whereby squirrel can access the roof.
I can install plastic spikes on the fence. Any other idea on how to prevent squirrels from jumping to the overhang on my first level?
May 14th, 2021 11:22 am
ChicoQuente wrote: ↑ Maybe it’s just me but that pergola looks quite close to the property line. The photo makes it appear as though it almost hangs over the fence on to your side. If that thing is the issue perhaps you need to mention to your neighbour it’s too close, assuming it does actually infringe on your municipalities setback by-laws.
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