||I often get them in groups, such as this ornery triumvirate.
Customer Squirrel Email: Dear David, I just read your article and wonder if the exclusion funnel is something we can construct and install ourselves. Can you suggest measurements for hole openings? I wish my pest control company had accessed your website. They placed traps inside the attic and caught only two squirrels in 3 months. The majority of time the traps were tripped. In the meantime, the squirrels have destroyed the insulation, just as you stated they do to make nests. By the way, our contract with the company cost $250 and they want $250 more for two weeks to install one exclusion funnel. Finding and reading your article has made me more of an expert than the company I hired! Thank you so much!! Nancy
My Answer: You could possibly construct and install a one-way exclusion funnel yourself, but it would be a very hard task if you've never done it before and have no experience. I'd guess that there'd be a good chance of failure.
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Probably the most common human/wildlife conflict nationwide is the one between people and squirrels. The Eastern Gray Squirrel is an agile and common suburban and urban animal, and it loves to chew and explore. They frequently raid the birdfeeder, but this isn't a big
problem. The real problem is that squirrels commonly seek out places in which to live, and this commonly includes human dwellings - attics, crawl spaces, walls, chimneys, and more. They chew and often cause damage inside buildings, to wood and electrical wires.
The only way to permanently solve a squirrel problem is to find out how the rodents are gaining access to the inside of the building, and
fix those openings, after the animals have been trapped and removed, of course. One-way exclusion devices also work very well for squirrel problems in buildings. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Squirrels page.
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