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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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those critter are fast.... automatic weapon will hit it!!!

Aug 18, 2015 10:36 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
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Cute dog.

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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Live trap...Put some food in it and then when you catch them, if you plan on letting them go, take them miles away.

You also need to block the entrance at some point, but I am thinking you need to catch a couple first so they don't try and chew a new exit hole.

 

If that does not work, Barbara has the right idea...just keep the kiddies away!

Aug 19, 2015 02:49 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Never dealt with this but I would think we'd call a critter person to take care of it for us.

Aug 18, 2015 10:56 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have never had this issue.   However, in my area, there are a number of companies that one can call to resolve the issue.

Aug 18, 2015 10:46 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You call your favorite exterminator to remove the animals and then you screen or block the entry locations.

Aug 18, 2015 10:43 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Call animal control or visit the nearest Farm & Tractor store and get a few live capture traps and bait them well.

Seal the entry and exits.

Check every four hours, or every time you hear the clank.

The small caliber is tempting until the fist ricochet occurs. The the shooter becomes the hunted.

Aug 18, 2015 10:06 PM
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Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Come on dude - - are you nuts? :-)

Actually, it depends on how smart your squirrels are. One effective way if to scatter a box of mothballs through the insulation in the attic. While that usually works I have seen instances where the squirrels actually pick them up one by one and toss them out. Good Luck.

Aug 18, 2015 09:59 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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A good small caliber rifle will do well but otherwise good luck

Aug 18, 2015 09:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Well that is one way to do it.

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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

By calling a wildlife expert.  They bring the cages and they haul the little ones away.

Aug 20, 2015 10:27 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I don't catch Squirrels.  I do ike I have always advised clients to do, which is contact a professional.

Aug 19, 2015 01:11 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Call an expert to deal with the problem. 

Aug 19, 2015 09:13 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
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Never had a squirrel in the attic.  That would drive me nuts!

 

Aug 19, 2015 04:46 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Jack Lewitz Call your local pest exterminator. Never had squirrels, but has a raccoon in my workshop attic. Getting rid of the raccoon was easy. What it left behind was a mess.

Aug 19, 2015 12:41 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I had this issue last fall.  You hire a wild animal trapper so they can trap the tree rats.  Once trapped they will release them 3 to 5 miles away from your home.

Aug 19, 2015 12:03 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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I live in a historic home, which means we have no attic (no basements either here in the Southwest).  However, we do get packrats, which I am certain do nothing positive.  When I was younger I used posion and was very proud of myself for how easy it was to get rid of them.  However, as I get a bit older (wiser?) I dont like the chance the posion can impact the environment (stray animals, large birds of prey eat the dead rat, kills them or their offspring...).  I use baited traps now.  More mess to deal with, but I feel better about it.

Aug 18, 2015 11:55 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Hav-A-Heart Traps are the best, but first you need to seal off their ingress/egress point.

Aug 18, 2015 11:49 PM