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What to do about a squirrel on the roof?
Because of the elasticity in their body, Squirrels can easily get into any place. Attic and roofs are their favorite places of living but they can also cause lots of damage to your house property. They can even damage the wooden material of your house by chewing it with their teeth. Therefore, it's really important to get them out of your house. There are some specific ways by which you can take them out of the roof. To get squirrels out of your roof, you can use trapping method. You will need a cage for this and use baiting technique for this. For baiting, you can use their favorite food such as peanut butter, bread crusts, walnuts etc. Set it where you feel that squirrel comes frequently and then check it regularly that if the squirrel has been trapped or not. Once the squirrel is trapped then you have to take the cage to a place which will be away from your house and at the same time should be safe for the squirrel.
Another thing that you have to take care of is if there are baby squirrels in the roof too or not. Generally, in the month of March or September, they give birth to babies. Therefore, you will have to find baby squirrels and have to remove them also from the roof. If you are not able to catch squirrel in trap then look for the entry point of squirrel and then keep the trap at that place so that squirrel will have no other option than passing through it. Once you have removed them then you will have to clean that place thoroughly through disinfectants and then deodorize it so that there will be no smell left at that place. Sometimes squirrels get stuck in the roof and thus they get really aggressive. In this situation, if you will try to help them to get them out of it then they can even bite you. So, it is better to remove them from your roof as soon as possible so that you will not face this kind of situation. As it is said that prevention is better than cure, therefore, it is better to avoid them at first so that you don't have to make much effort. If there are trees in your garden then don't let them grow up to your roof. The reason is with this they can easily get to your roof or house. Another thing that you can do is to close all the holes in your rooftop so that Squirrels cannot get inside your house. You can even spray a repellent on the roof openings.
Some people make use of shooting guns so that squirrels will run away on their own but this option is never recommended. Even if after all the efforts, you are still not able to remove the squirrel then you can call an expert for this. They are trained in this process and have adequate equipment.