Squirrel – In The Attic

Q: We have a squirrel in our attic. I had a roofer fix the hole in the eaves but it is still finding a way in. Do you have a recipe to keep out squirrels?

A: I don’t know of a squirrel repellent that works consistently enough to recommend. This includes concoctions of cedar, garlic and cayenne pepper. Moth balls should never be used because the vapors are poisonous. Ultrasonic repellers have been proven not to work. Leaving a radio on in the attic does not work. I recommend you hire an animal control professional to trap and remove it.