We provide tips for keeping them out and provide humane wildlife removal techniques and methods.
No matter where you live in Missouri, you have squirrels in the area, and there’s always a chance of these critters finding their way under the hood of your car. Squirrels are notorious for causing car damage. They chew on wires, build nests, and have baby squirrels – not an ideal situation for your vehicle.
If you notice squirrels or other pests in and around your vehicles, Titan Pest & Wildlife Solutions can help! We provide tips for keeping them out and provide humane wildlife removal techniques and methods.
How to Squirrel-Proof Around Your Home
Squirrels cause damage to more than just cars. They get into attics, garages, sheds, and other parts of your home. So squirrel-proofing around your house won’t just protect your vehicles – it’ll protect your home as well.
You can do several things to make your cars, garage, and other areas of your house undesirable to squirrels and other wildlife. Here are some tips:
- Don’t feed the squirrels – They love bird food, so if you have bird feeders, make sure the squirrels can’t get to them. Also, you may find squirrels cute and like feeding them peanuts or other snacks, but you won’t find them so cute if your car won’t start because they chewed the wires.
- Squirrel-proof your garage – If you park in your garage, you’re not out of danger. Squirrels and other wildlife can squeeze through tiny holes. Seal your garage by plugging even the smallest holes. Check for gaps under the garage door, in the drywall, and around the windows.
- Put a light under your hood – Squirrels like dark areas to build their nests. Try placing a bright light under the hood – but make sure the light is safe and doesn’t create a fire hazard.
- Put a radio under your hood – Squirrels like quiet places too. If you put a radio under your car, especially one playing talk radio, it might work as a deterrent.
- Make it smell unappealing – Squirrels don’t like smells that remind them of other predators. One way to make the underneath part of your car smell unappealing is to soak old rags in garlic, apple cider vinegar, or ammonia, place them in a zip-lock bag and poke a few holes in it. Then, hang the bag up inside the hood of your car (remembering to remove it before you start your vehicle). Dirty kitty litter may work too.
Call Titan Pest & Wildlife
If you’ve tried these tips and still have problems with squirrels or other wildlife wreaking havoc around your home, give us a call. We offer a variety of humane interior and exterior pest control solutions. We understand that there aren’t any one-size-fits-all solutions for pests. We customize our plans to the specific requirements of each home and ensure that your needs and expectations are met with care and professionalism.