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Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Dec 2, 2021 6:14 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Dec 2, 2021 6:31 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Richard [MI]) Dec 2, 2021 6:59 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Bonanza [NC]) Dec 2, 2021 7:06 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Dec 2, 2021 7:11 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by DJ [VA]) Dec 2, 2021 9:00 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Dec 2, 2021 10:30 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Dec 2, 2021 10:30 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 2, 2021 10:44 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by MC [PA]) Dec 3, 2021 5:36 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Dec 3, 2021 9:46 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Dec 3, 2021 10:22 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Dec 3, 2021 10:30 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Robin [WI]) Dec 3, 2021 10:48 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Vee [OH]) Dec 3, 2021 2:45 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Dec 3, 2021 9:18 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 4, 2021 11:50 PM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 6, 2021 6:20 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Dec 6, 2021 8:52 AM
       Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Dec 6, 2021 10:50 AM

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Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 6:14 PM
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Is it my responsibility as a landlord to control the squirrels in the yard/deck for the tenant?

Suggestions? Thanks

--174.251.xx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 6:31 PM
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If you can control squirrels, can you tell the squirrels in my yard to stop tearing up my patio furniture cushions? --108.69.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 6:59 PM
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winter is coming. They are likely after any nuts, acorns,bulbs, etc -- anything to eat or store. As soon as the supply is gone, they will likely move elsewhere.

Unless

the tenant is feeding them

or if they get into the attic.

Odds are they will soon leave.

It's not your job to deal with them unless they are getting in the house. Then you need to evict them!

Be careful though, squirrels got rights! ;) --75.7.xx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 7:06 PM
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They love rat poison. Maybe not the best way but it gets a lot of them. Other way is live traps with sunflower seeds --65.188.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 7:11 PM
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Hi Landlord of the Flies, Smile,I hear coffee grinds and Cayenne pepper is not their favorite. --174.251.xx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 9:00 PM
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Aren't they supposed to be in the yard?

It's only a problem if they get into the house.

If they are tearing up chair cushions (or whatever), they are just looking for something to insulate their nest for the winter.

I think the tenant should be able to figure out for themselves how to bring their belongings inside to protect them. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 10:30 PM
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All of a sudden a bunch of squirrels appear? No. Tenant probably just didn't notice them. They do gather food right now so there may be a nut tree in the yard. Sounds like you rented to an urban dweller who is not familiar. --108.24.xx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 10:30 PM
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All of a sudden a bunch of squirrels appear? No. Tenant probably just didn't notice them. They do gather food right now so there may be a nut tree in the yard. Sounds like you rented to an urban dweller who is not familiar. --108.24.xx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 2, 2021 10:44 PM
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12 gauge --24.101.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 5:36 AM
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Absolutely not. Do you have the power to control the ants, weather, bees, wind,etc? Only if in the house do you need to control. --73.230.xxx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 9:46 AM
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Squirrels werenít something I worried about until the older neighbor Rhine got feet up with all of the squirrels in his attic. He had a company do a huge exterior remodel: roof, windows, fascia , gutters, siding, the works! Guess where those squirrels who had been living in his attic for years went? Yep, my attic.

I had one or two buckets in the attic to catch the occasional leak already, and had been i setting aside funds for a tear-off , with new decking, new gutters. So, got the roof scheduled.

The day the roof was done, gutter guy wasnít available. No big deal, except the dang squirrels wanted back in. Started chewing on the brand new fascia boards ( we had verified there were NO babies in the attic) . So, I bought a couple of tubes of specialty caulk, the stuff that always stays sticky, meant to discourage critters. Spread that over a piece of plywood and set it on the awning the squirrels were sitting on to chew. Boy! They did not like that sticky stuff!

Then, baited my live trap with cat food, and some chicken scraps the tenant had. Put it outside in the shade. Caught a nice orange kitty. Finally, baited with rat poison and set the trap up in the garage, where there werenít any obvious holes yet. Sure enough, those squirrels that had been raised in a nice, snug attic made their way into the garage.

Now, I donít like poisoning or killing animals. But, I knew that THESE squirrels were not likely to just revert to spending winter in the top of the trees. They knew attics were nice warm spaces, especially if they nibbled a little hole through the drywall to the kitchen below to get supplemental heat. I kept that trap baited all through the next winter, and repaired new holes on the garage after each capture. So, the only squirrels I caught were ones that were only going to keep trying to get into human spaces. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 10:22 AM
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Behind , not Rhine.

To the question of ĎIs the landlord responsible for squirrels in the yard.í No, they are part of nature, attracted by all of the overflowing garbage that is ever present in the city.

If you donít mind teaching your tenants, you can get involved. Know that just like squirrels learn to live off of humans, tenantís learn to come back to the landlord again and again, if you help them sort these types of nuisances.

Me? I PREFER the tenants come to me with this sort of stuff. First off, because I donít want them trying something dangerous that they got off the internet. Secondly, I prefer long -term tenants, and nuisance animals, pests, may sway tenants to look for a different place. Third, if there are lots of squirrels, are they looking for was in to my buildings? I was lucky in my previous story that all wiring in the attic is encased in metal. No so in my garages. At my OWN personal residence, we had an abundance of thirteen-lined ground squirrels getting in the attic when we first bought it. They were cute, until one of our lights sparked. Upon investigation, those critters were about to burn the house down! --70.92.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 10:30 AM
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If there are a lot of squirrels, someone is feeding them. Make sure your tenant understands that they are not to feed the squirrels and that you have no control over whoever is feeding the squirrels.

Squirrels don't hang out anywhere that there is no food for them. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 10:48 AM
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Squirrels in the yard are cute. Squirrels in the house are destructive. I take no responsibility for the first and full responsibility for the second. --174.96.xx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 2:45 PM
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If you put up a sign be sure it is bi-lingual to avoid a lawsuit from them. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2021 9:18 PM
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Had the same issue. New roof, facia board behind gutter was eaten away, larger gutter. I trapped a few and brought them over to my street where there are empty falling down garages. --108.24.xx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2021 11:50 PM
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Diahann,

I agree with Busy.

I spend a lot of time, energy, and expense attracting and bringing in good residents. People will leave over the tiniest problem and the average turnover is $3100 out of my pocket.

A previous office helper was afraid of them, a true fear, called them Tree Rats. If you think about it they CAN look evil when they freeze and stare at you. At any given moment we have 3-4 right outside the office window raiding the bird feeders because Wifey and I like watching them. Helper would shut the blinds.

This is as important to your res as mice or roaches.

I consider this a $3100 issue I need to resolve.

SOMETIMES your res just wants some attention.

1. Someone is feeding them. Perhaps your res, perhaps the neighbors.

2. Get the house sealed up tight. They will find the tiniest opening and chew it bigger.

3. Go to BugSpray.com and try their sticky repellant goo.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2021 6:20 AM
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If Brads sticky glue doesn't work, put up a sign that says trespassers will get shot --24.101.xxx.xxx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Diahann [MD]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2021 8:52 AM
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What do I do with the squirrels once they get on the sticky pad? Yuck --174.251.xx.xx




Squirrels invade yard/dec (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2021 10:50 AM
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Itís not those sticky pads, it a caulk that stays sticky. Squirrels like to be well-groomed, and donít like that stuff on their fur. Those trying to gain access to my attic only had to contact that once and they were as freaked out as a tactile-defensive autistic kid. They got off that awning pronto, and didnít try that way again. I did leave the board with the sticky stuff there for weeks after, as I knew they needed to develop new habits.

Youíll probably need to research more methods of dealing with pesky squirrels on other sites before you find what works well-enough.

Keeping the tenant informed with small tips they can do to help the situation helps tenants calm down. Often Iíll text tenants something like, Ď ĎIíll do some research, see what I can figure out.í Ď let me know if you come across any ideas we can try.í That works well for me; tenants feel heard, feel you are Ďdoing somethingí and know to check with you enforce just trying something. ( please, no one encourage tenants to try the shotgun or even BB gun method. Especially in a densely populated area. That was likely said in jest. Or by someone who doesnít realize that most persons cannot hit the broad side of a barn. )

Oh, and Diahann, I recently have been sprinkling coyote urine around trash cans. Donít know if that helps for squirrels, but seemed to work on rat infestation in one neighborhood, raccoons and rats in another. If only people would learn to keep tasty garbage in the fridge or freezer until the night enforce garbage collections! And double-bag smelly baby diapers. So disgusting to see squirrels running off down the sidewalk with dirty diapers. Yuck! --70.92.xxx.xxx



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