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How To Get Massachusetts Squirrels Out Of Your Yard
Those cute furry little creatures with their bushy tails scampering about the park may look really cute for those who haven’t had to deal with them, but if the squirrels make their home in your yard then it is a very different story. Evicting the squirrels can also be harder than it may look, as they are elusive creatures and usually nest in the tops of trees away from where you might get to them. This is why there are many professionals who can offer to help you with this process, but there are also plenty of things you can do yourself to help get rid of them.
Trapping And Removal
This is one of the best options to use for those who have trees in their yards where the squirrels have actually made their nest, or if there are one or two Cambridge squirrels that are returning to your yard repeatedly. There are a number of different types of traps available, both lethal and humane, and when set up correctly each type of trap can be used successfully.
Squirrels are natural hoarders, so finding a free source of food is something that they will often find irresistible, which is why it is fairly straightforward to bait a squirrel trap. Cereals, grains and nuts can all be very successful in trying to catch squirrels, but one thing that they find almost impossible to resist is the lure of peanut butter mixed with oatmeal.
Most people will use a live cage trap when they are catching squirrels, and many of these will have handles with protective guards so that the trapper never has to touch the Lowell squirrel. In terms of locating the trap, placing it around the base of the tree in your yard is often a good place to start, because squirrels will be scampering up and down the tree trunk many times every day. If you spend a little time observing the squirrel activity in your yard, you should be able to identify if there is a routine in the paths around the yard that they use, and these can also be good trap locations. This
is the same strategy we use for our Boston raccoon removal and our rat trapping.
There are a wide range of sprays, granules and liquids that claim to be able to repel Massachusetts squirrels from your garden, and some of these are actually quite popular. There are also plenty of homemade repellents and even ultrasonic devices that claim they can get the squirrels out of your yard, but in the majority of cases the attractions of your yard to the Brockton squirrel will prove more of a lure than the deterrent that the repellent is meant to provide.
Making Your Yard Less Welcoming For Squirrels
There will be very good reasons why Boston squirrels will want to live in your yard, and these will usually be associated with the food sources and the nesting area which it provides. Although trapping and removal can work in the short term, this will not make your yard less attractive to squirrels, so it is possible that more may move in to replace the ones that were removed.
This is why it is wise to consider changing the layout and features of your yard so that it isn’t so attractive for them. One of the major food sources for Worcester squirrels that are often placed by people are bird feeders, so choosing squirrel-proof bird feeders or not putting them out is a good place to start. It is also worth bearing in mind that squirrels will want to leave caches of food around your yard where they are making the nest, so reducing the amount of cover and shrubbery available to hide such stores can also make the yard a less attractive place for squirrels to live. This
is a good wildlife prevention strategy in general, and it's how we conduct our Boston bird control - we make buildings less attractive to pigeons and other birds.
Other Boston animal pest wildlife control topics:
Squirrels in the attic
Getting rid of Boston bats
Should you kill groundhogs
About Massachusetts skunks
What does Raccoon Feces Look Like?
What do Wildlife Rehabilitators do with Skunks?
Raccoons like other Boston animals poop in houses and you can find their feces in your property as well. The feces of raccoons are tube
shaped. They are 2 to 3 inches long in length. However, they are smaller as compared to a hot dog. The feces of raccoons generally
resemble the feces of dogs. However, you can differentiate them easily. The feces of raccoons include some undigested foods items
in them. The remnants of food are usually observed in the feces of raccoons. For instance, if you find feces of reddish brown color
and have undigested seeds of berry, you must consider it the feces of Massachusetts raccoons. On the other hand, if a raccoon has eaten corn you
will observe kernel in the feces of that raccoon. Generally, raccoons urinate and defecate at same place like humans. Moreover,
they pile up their feces as well.
Here in New England, we deal with a lot of squirrels, skunks, mice, raccoons, and bats. In the urban parts of Boston, we also do pigeon control and rat extermination. We provide dead animal
removal services, snake removal, and 24 hour emergency animal removal services. We believe in humane wild animal trapping, and do not use poisons, like many Boston extermination companies.
We don't do Boston rodent extermination, but live cage trapping.
We service eastern Massachusetts, and Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, Middlesex County, and Essex County. We service the towns of downtown Boston, Worcester, Providence,
Manchester, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Fall River, Newton, Nashua, Warwick, Cranston, Somerville, Lawrence, Pawtucket, Framingham, Waltham, Haverhill, Malden,
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