Squirrels may be cute to watch in the park or outside of your window, but when they make their way into your garage they can quickly begin to wreak havoc. Getting rid of the squirrels in your garage is something you’ll want to do sooner rather than later. The key to this process is finding a safe and humane way to help the squirrels find their way back into the wild where they belong.
Before you begin taking the measures we’ll talk about next, it’s best to encourage the squirrels to find their way out of your garage on their own terms. Leaving lights on, playing loud music, and other activities that disrupt the environment may be able to do the trick.
If the squirrels are still hanging around, it’s time to block their point of entry. Look for holes around your garage and block them with newspaper. Next, spread flour around the area. If you notice footprints in the flour, it’s a sign that the newspaper wasn’t effective, and you’ll need to take more severe measures. Once the squirrels are gone, it’s important to address the holes again with a more permanent solution to prevent future infestations.
Once the gentler efforts have failed, it’s time to catch the squirrels. Set up a few cage-style traps around the garage with bait to capture the squirrels. Once they’re in the cage, transport them away from your home and let them free in the wild.
If squirrels don’t leave on their own and you have to resort to setting traps, it can become a dangerous process. If the squirrels are rabid or aggressive you could end up with an injury you weren’t expecting. If you suspect they are rabid or if you see signs of young squirrels in the garage, it’s best to contact a professional to remove them. Young squirrels are often accompanied by protective and aggressive mothers.
If you have squirrels in your garage and you don’t want to put your safety on the line, call Baystate Wildlife to learn more about how we can help. Our priority is removing the squirrels quickly and effectively so you can get your home back, but we always prioritize the safety of the squirrels as well! You can call us at (781) 830-6080 or contact us directly on our website.