Squirrel exclusion, seriously

nancyfcOctober 14, 2006

After extensive, expensive repairs of the dormers in my attic a few years ago, new generations of squirrels have made it necessary to do it all over again. I have read the postings here on the subject, and would appreciate tips for making this reconstruction last longer, not squirrel recipes, amusing as they are. I will be using urethane trim, which I heard they dislike chewing, and wondered about some kind of paintable, bad-tasting material to replace the missing cedar shingles. My contracter says he can cut almost anything to shingle size to use as a replacement. I don't think it would look very nice to have hardware cloth cover the most vulnerable points, but if anyone has found this successful, I'll add that, too.

Once the squirrels are exterminated and excluded, I've heard that they are repelled by ammonia-saturated rags (although I imagine that volatile ammonia has to be renewed frequently).

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

there is a website that can give you all the info on squirrels that you will need. It is united exterminators and the site is www.unexco.com. They have a special section on squirrels,how to prevent them,how to get rid of them and all you will need,Take a look

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 4:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Excellent information! Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 10:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Fiber cement siding might help. They come shingle-shaped )Hardishingle).

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 11:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
House remodel gone wrong
Well, we messed up. We hired a man to do some pretty...
Advice On New Neighbor
This family moved in next door to us (they are renters)...
What would you do if...
1. You hired a contractor to remodel your kitchen (custom...
Help my grout turned blue in spots from Comet
Hi Unfortunately I was trying to clean my new Bathroom...
Chimney waterproofing
Hi I desperately need help here First time home owner Today...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™