Tips to Squirrel-Proofing Your Yard; Making Your Home Less Attractive

Keep Pests Out
Squirrel Proofing Your Yard

While watching the squirrel show in your backyard is entertaining, these frisky acrobats can become too much of a problem if left to their own devices. When this happens, you’ll need to enlist the help of NJ squirrel control specialists.

Squirrel-Proofing Your Yard

Before the marauding squirrels take over your landscape, there are a few things you can do to make homesteading for the furry creates less attractive.

  • If you enjoy feeding the birds, you’re setting up an open buffet for squirrels, too. To prevent squirrels from eating birdseed, place a squirrel guard directly beneath the feeder. The slick material prevents squirrels from gripping the guard and prevents easy access to the food.
  • Set bird feeders away from fences, trees, or storage buildings. As you already know, squirrels are adept at climbing and leaping tall places in a single bound.
  • If you have trees that provide food for squirrels such as acorns and berries, remove the fallen food from your yard. If there’s no food supply, chances are, the squirrels will seek other locations.
  • Use only garbage cans with squirrel-proof lids.
  • Motion-activated sprinklers are a good way to relocate squirrels.
  • Squirrel repellent made of natural ingredients is a good deterrent.

When squirrels are out of control, our NJ squirrel control specialists at Stern Environmental Group can handle the situation with humane trapping. Contact us and we’ll schedule an appointment to relocate your resident squirrels, ASAP.