How to Repel Squirrels

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Repelling squirrels means using a material with a hot pepper scent, performing a detailed inspection of a property and using hardware cloth around openings in a home. Learn about looking for entryways for squirrels with help from a certified pest control... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends, I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Argo Florida. I've been asked, how to repel squirrels from your home. Well there is a couple of ways that I probably won't want to get into right now, but the easiest way to repel squirrels from the home is the use of a couple of materials. One is called Ropel, R-O-P-E-L, that product can be used and sprayed around the structure. And another material actually contains like a hot pepper scent, and when the squirrel gets into it he'll actually avoid the area from that point. But the very best way is by excluding the squirrel from getting into the structure in the first place. Now that involves a detailed inspection of the property. Walking all the way around the property and making sure you don't have any over hanging trees or branches that are getting onto your roof or onto your structure. And once you have located those and trimmed those away from the house, looking for any entry ways that the squirrels can be getting to get inside your structure. Once you have found those areas, you can use a product like a hardware cloth, which I have a little piece of here. A hardware cloth can be formed to fit the open areas that the squirrels are getting into the structure, you just cut it with a pair of shears, and once it's been cut you can attach that to the area and that will stop the squirrels from getting into the structure. But by repelling the squirrels away from the structure through the use of the other products like Ropel and the hot pepper sauce, those will help, but this will be your fool proof way to keep them out of your structure. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Argo Florida, hoping you have a pest free day.