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tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Jul 31, 2020 11:50 PM
       tree rats (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 1, 2020 12:16 AM
       tree rats (by Hammer [TN]) Aug 1, 2020 6:31 AM
       tree rats (by Hollis [MA]) Aug 1, 2020 9:35 AM
       tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Aug 1, 2020 9:48 AM
       tree rats (by handymomma [CO]) Aug 1, 2020 11:17 AM
       tree rats (by Hollis [MA]) Aug 1, 2020 12:05 PM
       tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Aug 1, 2020 12:32 PM
       tree rats (by DON [PA]) Aug 1, 2020 2:34 PM
       tree rats (by DJ [VA]) Aug 1, 2020 3:41 PM
       tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Aug 1, 2020 3:45 PM
       tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Aug 1, 2020 4:45 PM
       tree rats (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 1, 2020 7:46 PM
       tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Aug 1, 2020 8:23 PM
       tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Aug 1, 2020 10:30 PM
       tree rats (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 2, 2020 1:02 AM
       tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Aug 2, 2020 10:37 AM
       tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Aug 2, 2020 8:35 PM

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tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 11:50 PM
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How do you do it.

old lady next block over is feeding them

and eating the metal sofffit and trim

had a new roof installed

about 5000 dollar

--70.158.xxx.xx




tree rats (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:16 AM
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I think it's time you went to the animal shelter and picked up a mean Tom Cat, that graduated mousing school. Make it an out doors cat and you're problem is solved.... --47.155.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Hammer [TN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 6:31 AM
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There are a bunch of commercially available squirrel live traps. OR you can make your own. Friend was having the same issue, and made a copy of one of the commercial traps. His record was 7 squirrels in one day.

If legal in your area, relocate to a park miles away. --137.119.xxx.xx




tree rats (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 9:35 AM
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You might be surprised how far you have to take a squirrel that you trapped in a no kill trap to stop them from coming back,we have used a bit of food coloring on some,..took them a mile away and many came back,..We then took them 3 miles away,..a few came back (but we didn't "color" that many so maybe more than we thought came back,..

Note this might be dependent on the terrain, if trying to ge back in the country or thru a city etc. --104.206.xxx.xxx




tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 9:48 AM
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There is an oozy , gooey caulk that can be applied to surfaces where animals are being a bother. Doesnít harm them, just gets on their fur, tails. Stuff never cures, always gooey. That likely will not be a good solution, as who wants a gooey house?

When a neighbor repaired his home, which had squirrels in the attic, the critters found soft wood in the fascia on my roof. I used live trap to catch and relocate. I had also put rat bait stations around, as there had been a surge of rats in the area recently. Two squirrels got into those traps, didnít make it back out alive. Wasnít expecting that, but, though I like animals, these squirrels were raised in attics. They were just going to continue to raise families in attics rather than trees.

Oh, and my roof, fascia, gutters have since all been replaced. --70.92.xxx.xxx




tree rats (by handymomma [CO]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 11:17 AM
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Live trapping discouraged where I have apartments. Everybody was taking them to the parks. And I'm sure the folks out in the country don't want you leaving them there. Some squirrels have plague here in Colorado so I don't want to mess with them in a live trap.

Forestry Products squirrel tube trap on Amazon or thru their website is an awesome trap. It will kill them. I had them earlier this spring climbing my brick building, chewing the soffit and running thru the attic. Tenants could not be on their patio from the harassing squirrels.

This trap is quiet, highly effective and you never touch the squirrel. All the tenants see is tail hanging. Ended my problem in 2 days. --74.121.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:05 PM
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You might be surprised how far you have to take a squirrel that you trapped in a no kill trap to stop them from coming back,.we used a bit of food coloring on some,..took them a mile away and many came back,..We then took them 3 miles away,..a few came back (but we didn't "color" that many so maybe more than we thought came back. --66.30.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:32 PM
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Shahh...... I relocate them...to another dimension...I know a guy....

Once they have gotten into attics, they are always going to be getting into attics. And they donít care if they cause a fire or an expensive leak.... --70.92.xxx.xxx




tree rats (by DON [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 2:34 PM
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The squirrels usually die of "panic" withing a few hoursof being in the trap----but tell the old lady not to eat your soffit! --73.141.xxx.xx




tree rats (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 3:41 PM
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My experience with squirrels has been trying to get them out of the attic.

They easily chewed through aluminum trim & fascia. Put steel mesh over one hole, they made another on the other side of the building.

They had apparently been in the building for a while before I bought it (lots of chewed wires that needed replacing) and liked it in there - didn't want to move.

What did NOT work: Covering hole (see above), pepper spray, mothballs, rat poison.

Finally got them out of the attic with strobe lights running 24/7.

Meanwhile, cut back all tree branches at least 8-10 feet from building. And, finally converted the electric line to underground to stop the tight-rope walking. --70.160.xxx.xxx




tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 3:45 PM
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Same thing happened to me. A tenant was feeding them. I feed them myself but I have trees with holes in the for their homes and I put up squirrel houses. At the rental they had got behind the gutter and eaten the wood away so they could get into the attic. I had the roofer replace the wood and cover it with metal. He also put the gutter back on tighter so nothing could get behind it. The roof itself was due for replacement and I got it done. Great roofer. Great timing. I like squirrels. Just because someone is feeding them on the next block doesn't mean those squirrels are bothering you. If she is feeding them, they are in HER attic. --71.104.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 4:45 PM
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In my city, squirrels gnaw holes in the corners of every smelly trash can. Then rain get in the trash bins, really creating a smelly mess. So, squirrels donít need to be fed by anybody to be nuisance. Just a smelly garbage cart is enough. --70.92.xxx.xxx




tree rats (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 7:46 PM
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Cut trees away from roof.

poor squirrels. --73.120.xx.xxx




tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:23 PM
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We went to fleet farm and bought 4 havahart live traps this morning'

Baited them with a oreo a ritz cracker with peanut butter and little string cheese.(Its wisconsin you put cheese on everthing)

Placed them around 9 .Tenant called after lunch they were all full and banging the doors.

Wow eliminated the problem for a little bit.

Today was interesting .

there reset and waiting

I forgot how good oreos are when you dunk them in a glass of milk.

simple pleasures are lifes treasuses --66.97.xxx.xx




tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 10:30 PM
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I caught some of the ones that were in the tenants' attic and brought them to my house. Have a nice squirrel house for them and feed them peanuts twice a day. Smaller than the ones I already had here and friendlier. --71.104.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2020 1:02 AM
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Hollis as a kid my family trapped squirrels and took them away, realized they came back and took one to the other side of the city. We knew it came back because it was scarred, couldn't believe how needn't miles it was. Where I am now everything goes to the other side of the river. So many abandoned houses, squirrels are out of control. They don't need trees, the old asphalt siding has good grip they run circles around the 2nd story at lightning speed chasing each other.

Robert people feed the cats so they are not that hungry, plus they toy with the cats who will never catch them. --99.203.xx.xxx




tree rats (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2020 10:37 AM
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One bite from a cat is so toxic to a squirrel that it will die. Cats have the worst germs in their mouths I have read, plus it's a deep puncture. My cat bit my mother and she didn't say anything and then we had to take her to the hospital to have her wedding ring cut off and get a shot and antibiotics when her arm swelled up and got streaks up it. She was in her seventies I guess when this happened and was just going to keep quiet about the bite. She passed on hospice in 2005, great heart still going but brain damage. --71.104.xx.xxx




tree rats (by grumpy uncle [WI]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2020 8:35 PM
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Well got 4 more,and no they were not repeat customers.

But tenant is still hearing rustling in the attic.

I spent about a hour there just observing and walked around a couple city blocks. It was very hard to believe there were so many tree rats

I will admit they are commical to watch .I would guess I saw over 100 and the property damage just looking from the sidewalk is very sad. --66.97.xxx.xx



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