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Question DetailsAsked on 12/10/2015

a squirrel has moved into an open space on my 2nd floor---my neighbor put wood from attic -afraid may get in house

neighbor plugged attic to opening with wood but outside space is available to the critters---need someone who can plug outside opening before things get worse--this open space is outside of house--need it plugged up to keep critters out

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Pest Control companies do this - but since all you are looking for is probably either sheet metal (maybe with wood or paint covering for looks) or metal screening to keep the squirrels out, a Handyman is probably your best call. Be sure that the opening is over-covered - cover about a foot square centered on it, because plug just the hole and they will just nibble through the wood right around the hole - you have to convince their little brains the the hold AND the immediately adjacent area is impossible to chew through to get back in.


And of course make sure there are no other holes or starting places or loose screening they can find to get back in, because once they are in a nice comfy attic area they tend to try pretty hard to get back in.


BTW - on the wire - if using window screening rather than the larger eave bug/bird screening, it needs to be the coarse, heavier wire type - not the fine see-through mesh type, because they can easily chew through that, and definitely not the fiberglass or plastic type.


If you can stand the trace smell in the house for awhile, mothballs scattered around the eave areas to discourage them from wanting back in work pretty well too for mammals.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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