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    Default I need HELP!!!!!!

    There is a squirrel in my attic...... and she has a nest with baby squirrels in it. We are having a new roof put on in 3 weeks.

    Is it OK to leave her there til the babies are bigger?
    What kind of damage will she do between now and then?
    Should I call someone to trap her and get her out of there?
    Do you think she'll leave when all the roof work starts?

    I don't want her to be harmed or the babies. She is in the ceiling area of our bedroom and I can hear her messing around and I went into the attic with my husband and she was just hanging out in there? I could see the nest as well.

    Ugh! I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!
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    Call your local animal control. They will relocate the squirrel and her babies safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Call your local animal control. They will relocate the squirrel and her babies safely.
    Yep, and do it quickly, as squrrels can do a number in a attic fairly fast.
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    Yeah. If they start runnin around and fall inside a wall, your in some stinky trouble.
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    I would be careful around them, if you get bit you may need a tetanus shot.

    If you decide to become a squirrel mom check out this site - http://squirrelworld.com/
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    Start firing off rounds in to your ceiling until the noises go away. The smell goes away after a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Start firing off rounds in to your ceiling until the noises go away. The smell goes away after a few weeks.
    hmmmm my husband suggested that as well..... I nixed the idea - you know neighbors and all that....
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    When I was a teenager, we had squirrels in the attic. We could hear them running around and see them if we went up there. They did a number on the boxes and insulation in there.

    We called a guy to relocate them but within two weeks they were back.

    It wasn't until we had a guy assess where the entranceway into the house was, fixed the "holes" they were getting in from and cut down the tree branches that led to these holes that we were finally able to get rid of them.

    Then we had to clean up the mess in the attic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterdog5 View Post
    I would be careful around them, if you get bit you may need a tetanus shot.

    If you decide to become a squirrel mom check out this site - http://squirrelworld.com/
    I'm to date and I've been vaccinated for rabies I got bit by a bat when I was 11 and had to get all those lovely shots (21 of them) in my belly... I think it's a series in the arm now... still. And thanks for the site, I would kinda dig being a squirrel mommy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVHgirl in Va View Post
    hmmmm my husband suggested that as well..... I nixed the idea - you know neighbors and all that....
    Crawl up there and put a light on em', then hunker down with a bb gun. Same dif, more work.

    I had the problem in my office, which is made out of half my garage. I've got that particle board kind of porous ceiling that was easy to shoot through and used a bb gun. Doubt your bedroom has the same material. I'd hear them scittering around and just fire off in to the ceiling from the comfort of my office chair. My wife walked in on me once and just shook her head. This took me about a week to make all the noises stop.
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    There are a bunch of good reasons to get tose squirrels out ASAP.

    Cute and fuzzy ain't worth the damage and health problems you are risking each day they are up there. Call animal control.
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    Throw in some nuts, birdseed, maybe a little fresh fruit......fatten up the youngin' for 2-3 months, then make a squirrel stew!!!
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    Just think about squirrels as rats with a cute tail. Then everything becomes much simpler...
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    We raised one from about six weeks old once & gradually re-wilded her. It was a fun little experiment. They are like rats though. Squirrels are eating machines & will destroy anything chewable. Including electrical wire insulation. There's tons of 'em around here so I have to thin the herd from time to time. If the babies are small, get them out now while you can get a grip on them as once they get to be mobile they are fast. Destroy/remove the nest area & the mom will probably go away too. A local vet here will take them 'cause people do like we did & raise them sometimes for the fun. So that might be an option. A pest control co. would definitely do the job but the key is making sure they can't get back in.

    Or, get a hungry cat & let him live up there for a couple weeks.
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