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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
ive have had such a sleepless night, and have done for the last 7 months or so!!!
In my attic we have a new family who have moved in......in the name of a bunch of squirrels!!!
But they are so noisey, at one point i actully thought there was another person up there, but my boyfriend assured me it was squirrels. They jump around all night, scratch, dig they have even chewed through wires!
i just wish i could get a night of some much needed
post #2 of 19
Awwwww Little squirrel nutkin!

We don't have problems with squirrels like that in the UK, but i can only imagine what it must be like
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
i am in the UK
post #4 of 19
I so understand what your talking about!! although we dont have squirrels but possums!!! Thankfully they dont get IN the roof - but it sounds like they are having a party ON the roof some nights!!

And their snore!! it is SO loud I was a bit freaked out by the noice until Chris told me it was them snoring Now it just makes me laugh

We also get cockatoos on our roof and decking in the morning and they arent silent when they try and tell us its time to get up!!

good luck in getting a good night sleep
post #5 of 19
Aaaaaargh. I've honestly never heard of squirrels giving problems like that!

Are you sure it's them and not mice?, because my friend had one mouse in her attic that used o keep her daughter awake.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
yes because in the front of ours theres loads of trees, and squirrels.
but you always see them on the roof, and theres a bit of a hole where they get in.
if you heard the banging they make you'd know its not mice
post #7 of 19
Awwwwww but you have to admit they look cute
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
i know, thats why we wont get anyone out to move them, because they will have nowhere to live, they have obviously made themselves at home here
i shall just have to get some ear-plugs
post #9 of 19
Awwwww how sweet are you!
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanx
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by cazx01
i know, thats why we wont get anyone out to move them, because they will have nowhere to live, they have obviously made themselves at home here
i shall just have to get some ear-plugs

Can I suggest you rethink that!!! If you have trees in front of the house, the squirrels have somewhere to live! Plus, they are the most damaging creatures when in the house! You're right, they dig into the wood, they chew into the wood and chew into the wires! They can cause an electrical fire and if your homeowners finds out you knew they were there chewing on wires and didn't do anything about it, they can and will reject your claim!!! So those cute little creatures have now caused you to loose your home!

Plus, (this MAY a rumor) squirrels are a natural carrier of rabies.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
firstly we wont lose our home because it is our own, secondly, we have had electritions out time and time again, they have now put a proofing guard over the wires so that they cannot chew through any wires, and as for the rabies, well we never go up there so they wont have any way of passing that on.
and as for the trees, there is only 2 small trees outside, where alot of kids hang around, where i have caught many a times throwing stones at these squirrels and trying to hurt them.
post #13 of 19
Rabies is a very rare occurance in the UK, although I believe there have been isolated cases involving Bats (2002).
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
i didnt think that it was common over here xxx
post #15 of 19
Most warm-blooded animals can have rabies. In my state, at least, the only rabies left is in a few bats.

It's really nice of you to let them stay, and very smart too if they have any young. If you trap babies inside trying to seal the adults out, their mother will tear your roof apart lol And it's much better than contacting pest control, even if they say they'll relocate them...because chances are they'll just kill them. Only a state-licensed wildlife relocator should be trusted to do the job.

If anyone ever needs to evict wildlife (like raccoons or squirrels), just put a radio and a bright light wherever they're staying. The noise and light will cause them to find a more suitable home.

I hope you find good earplugs
post #16 of 19
Originally posted by Sweets
Quote:
Can I suggest you rethink that!!! If you have trees in front of the house, the squirrels have somewhere to live! Plus, they are the most damaging creatures when in the house! You're right, they dig into the wood, they chew into the wood and chew into the wires! They can cause an electrical fire
I have to agree with Sweets. We had one or more squirrels get into our attic a few years ago. We were concerned about the possibility of damage being done to the electrical wires resulting in a fire, and we were also concerned about the possibility of rabies. We called an exterminator, and the first thing he did was determine exactly what type of animal was living in our attic (he found a pile of nuts), next he found a small hole the squirrel(s)s had been able to crawl through, and after making sure the squirrel(s) weren't in the attic he sealed the hole. It was that simple. I really think a wild animal like a squirrel is much better off in it's own natural environment anyway.
post #17 of 19
Yep we had squirrels that got in under the roof and between the ceiling of our home. I thought the cats were going nuts, they would come into the living room and look upwards and then run from one end of the room to the other with their heads riveted toward the ceiling, then they would race upstairs and scratch at the door of the attic.

I had Critter Busters come out and they trapped the whole family and took them out into the woods to release them. They had done a lot of damage to our insulation and wiring and we were very glad to see them returned to nature. And we watched the release, the squirrels were not killed.
post #18 of 19
We had squirrels that lived in the attic of our old house. They pulled a piece of siding off the overhang and moved in. It creeped me out at first because I thought they were mice. Since we had 20+ mice in the house one winter (we lived directly behind a field) I just knew they were up there chewing thru the ceiling and would one day fall thru. I opened the attic in the garage and just left it alone. Came home a few days later and there were 3 squirrels in the garage! When we moved out, the neighbor called to tell me they had moved in with her.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanx everyone for your advice, maybe we will get them moved out then, especially if theu cause so much damage
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