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How to Get Rid of Squirrels in Your South Hudson Home

Are you looking for a way to get rid of squirrels in your attic? You may not know where to start when you figure out that the thumping sounds in your attic are coming from squirrels. If you are looking to sell your South Hudson home and you have pests in your attic the buyers will definitely want them gone fast. 


Although an exterminator is trained to get rid of pests such as squirrels, bats, mice, ants or even more it can also be very expensive. If you are worried that you are doing it properly you should always contact a professional but may not always be required.


Here are some great tips on how you can get rid of squirrels from your South Hudson home for sale on your own, without having to break your bank!


Block Their Entrance

Find out where the squirrels are entering into your South Hudson home’s attic and cover any holes so no more squirrels can get in, except for one so they can use it to exit your home. Cover your chimney with wire mesh if you have one so no more squirrels can get in. Also be sure to secure any openings from your attic to the rest of your South Hudson home so any panic stricken squirrels don’t try to flee into the rest of your home.


You want to make sure every possible entry point is blocked so they don’t regain entry once you have them out!


Create An Exit

Create a funnel out of metal or wire mesh and be sure the funnel is about 1 foot long, an about a foot wide. Attach the wide end of the funnel to the hole on the outside of your South Hudson’s home. Usually if the animal can leave out of the small hole, they will be able to re-enter as well, so just be careful. Try placing some food such as apple slices or peanuts at the hole of the opening to draw the squirrels out, or just wait for them to leave on their own to gather food.


Once they are out make sure to board up the hole or put mesh on it so that can’t regain entry.


Trapping Squirrels

You can usually find a trap at your local hardware store. When purchasing a trap for a squirrel please keep in mind that in a larger cage the squirrel may begin to panic and harm themselves. Usually a cage that is 6 inches, by 6 inches, by 18 inches will be perfect for a small animal like a squirrel. Read the directions that come with the trap and be sure you know how to set it properly!


Put some food in the cage that appeals to a squirrel such as peanut butter, apple slices, peanuts, soda crackers, or pieces of bread crust otherwise the squirrels may not even go near the trap. Make sure the food is placed far enough inside the cage so the animal can’t grab it through the sides.


Set it up, and wait for the trap to work its magic.


Catch, then Release

Once you have trapped the squirrel, you will need to release it. But first, be sure to check your South Hudson attic for baby squirrels. The babies will be helpless without their mother, and you will need to relocate them with her so they don’t die. The best thing for you to do is relocate them far away from your South Hudson’s home for sale in a wooded area where they can hopefully find their new home in a tree, rather than inside your attic.


Make sure you wear thick heavy gloves when you are releasing the squirrel from the trap. If the squirrel is angry, you wouldn’t want to get bit, or attacked. You can also use a string or rope to open the cage from a distance.



Make sure they don't come back

Be sure to keep the trap filled with food in your South Hudson attic for a few weeks longer to be sure all the squirrels have left your home. Patch up the holes in your home as well so they can’t try to re-enter. Try leaving your attic light on, or purchase some squirrel repellent from the store, rags soaked in household ammonia work too. Also, leaving a radio on in your attic, or purchasing an ultrasonic repellent may work for you as well.



If you are looking for more tips on how to get rid of pests or other animals in your South Hudson home for sale give us a call or check out our other articles on getting rid of pests in your home.


If you are looking to buy or sell a home for sale in South Hudson give our qualified agents at Harmony Real Estate a call today at (603) 883-8840. We would love to be a successful partner for your home purchase.

How To Get Rid of Squirrels in Your Attic



You may be lost when you figure out that the thumping sound in your attic is a squirrel. If you are looking to sell your South Hudson home and have pests in your attic the buyers will definitely want them gone fast. Although an exterminator is trained to get rid of pests such as squirrels, it can also be very expensive. If you are worried that you are doing it properly you should always contact a professional.


However, here are some great tips on how you can get rid of squirrels from your South Hudson home for sale on your own, without having to break your bank!


Block Their Entrance

Find out where the squirrels are entering into your South Hudson home’s attic and cover any holes so no more squirrels can get in, except for one so they can use it to exit your home. Cover your chimney with wire mesh if you have one so no more squirrels can get in. Also be sure to secure any openings from your attic to the rest of your South Hudson home so any panic stricken squirrels don’t try to flee into the rest of your home.


You want to make sure every possible entry point is blocked so they don’t regain entry once you have them out!


Create An Exit

Create a funnel out of metal or wire mesh and be sure the funnel is about 1 foot long, an about a foot wide. Attach the wide end of the funnel to the hole on the outside of your South Hudson’s home. Usually if the animal can leave out of the small hole, they will be able to re-enter as well, so just be careful. Try placing some food such as apple slices or peanuts at the hole of the opening to draw the squirrels out, or just wait for them to leave on their own to gather food.


Once they are out make sure to board up the hole or put mesh on it so that can’t regain entry.


Trapping

You can usually find a trap at your local hardware store. When purchasing a trap for a squirrel please keep in mind that in a larger cage the squirrel may begin to panic and harm themselves. Usually a cage that is 6 inches, by 6 inches, by 18 inches will be perfect for a small animal like a squirrel. Read the directions that come with the trap and be sure you know how to set it properly!


Put some food in the cage that appeals to a squirrel such as peanut butter, apple slices, peanuts, soda crackers, or pieces of bread crust otherwise the squirrels may not even go near the trap. Make sure the food is placed far enough inside the cage so the animal can’t grab it through the sides.


Set it up, and wait for the trap to work its magic.


Release

Once you have trapped the squirrel, you will need to release it. But first, be sure to check your South Hudson attic for baby squirrels. The babies will be helpless without their mother, and you will need to relocate them with her so they don’t die. The best thing for you to do is relocate them far away from your South Hudson’s home for sale in a wooded area where they can hopefully find their new home in a tree, rather than inside your attic.


Make sure you wear thick heavy gloves when you are releasing the squirrel from the trap. If the squirrel is angry, you wouldn’t want to get bit, or attacked. You can also use a string or rope to open the cage from a distance.



Keeping Them Out

Be sure to keep the trap filled with food in your South Hudson attic for a few weeks longer to be sure all the squirrels have left your home. Patch up the holes in your home as well so they can’t try to re-enter. Try leaving your attic light on, or purchase some squirrel repellent from the store, rags soaked in household ammonia work too. Also, leaving a radio on in your attic, or purchasing an ultrasonic repellent may work for you as well.



If you are looking for more tips on how to get rid of pests or other animals in your South Hudson home for sale give us a call or check out our other articles on getting rid of pests in your home.


If you are looking to buy or sell a home for sale in South Hudson give our qualified agents at Harmony Real Estate a call today at (603) 883-8840. We would love to be a successful partner in your home purchase.


How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Southern NH Home for Sale

bats in your Southern NH home

When it starts to get cold outside bats may look find comfort in your warm Southern NH home. I know how scary it can be to think the bats are going to harm you, or your family. What if they turn into vampires? You’ll be surprised to learn that vampires aren't real, and bats are actually harmless, and sometimes even cute. When they aren’t in your home, of course!!!

There are about 40 different species of bats in the United States which can inhabit your Southern NH home for sale. The most common Bats found in North America are The Little Brown Bat, The Big Brown Bat, and The Mexican Free-Tailed Bat. Those are the three species of Bats that are most likely to reside in your home and likely in the attic.

Here are several different ways to keep bats out of your Southern NH home for sale:

Start by finding out how they are getting into your home!

If you have bats in your Southern New Hampshire home, they are getting in somewhere! Figure out where they are getting in, and board up and close the area, or set up a one way exclusion device. This is a small tube where bats can get out of your Southern NH home for sale but can not re-enter. Denying bats reentry is preferable to trapping them, which can also be dangerous.

Exclusion devices can be purchased at a pet store, or a home improvement center! They are also fairly easy to install in your Southern NH home. 

Be Careful Not To Harm The Bats

There are many different species of bats that are endangered. Please be careful if you manually remove them from your Southern NH home yourself. If you harm the bats and anyone finds out about it, you could have a hefty fine to pay or face jail time. Make sure to always remember that bats are endangered and it is illegal to kill them.

Dispose of Any Waste They Create

Bat droppings are small round pellets called guano which can be harmful. The guano can grow a type of fungus that can cause the lung disease histoplasmosis in humans. Guano has a very powerful, musty smell that can often overpower your Southern NH house. The bat droppings and urine are corrosive to wood and metal, and can compromise the structural integrity of the building.  The droppings and the scent will lure in other animals and insects, so be sure to clean everything thoroughly. 

Call A Professional

If you are questioning whether it is bat guano or just don't know what it is call a pest professional. If you do not think you can remove the bats from your Southern NH home for sale safely and efficiently without harming them or yourself, please call a professional! Exterminators are trained and have the proper equipment. They can get rid of the bats safely and board up all the entrance points that they can squeeze through. And trust us when we tell you, they can get through some small openings.

For more information or a list of Southern New Hampshire houses for sale give our experienced agents at Harmony Real Estate a call today at (603) 883-8840 or visit our website www.Harmony-RE.com for more information.

If you are questioning whether it is bat guano call a professional.