Return to the Home Disasters Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Squirrel exclusion, seriously

Posted by nancyfc (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 14, 06 at 14:04

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).

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Squirrel exclusion, seriously

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 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

RE: Squirrel exclusion, seriously

Excellent information! Thank you so much.

RE: Squirrel exclusion, seriously

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

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Home Disasters Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here