Approximately 15,000 Residential Fires are caused each year by rodents, such as Squirrels, chewing on Attic wiring. A failure to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic could cost you your home - and even your life.
Do Not Let This - Squirrels Getting Into an Attic:
Become This - An Attic Fire:
Squirrels Wire Damage In An Attic:
From Personal Experience:
For seven years I had problems trying to Get Rid of roof rats / Attic rats (worse than Squirrels in the Attic ) in my Scottsdale, Arizona home. I tried everything to Get Rid of the Attic rats. We had our home and Attic sealed twice and set traps numerous times, but we still kept having problems. We hired 3 or 4 Pest Control companies and they could not Get Rid of the Attic rats. We had periods of no Attic noise and no smell, but the Attic rats would come back following previous generations’ urine scent trails (which can last for years - same for Squirrels - scent glands in pads of their feet leave scent trail straight to Your Attic). One day after a recent re-infestation we heard a rat in My Attic above our living room. As I heard it near a ceiling light fixture the light started to flicker and made an electric buzzing sound. I realized the rodent (Squirrels are also rodents) was chewing on the wires in My Attic and it dawned on me that “the smell” was not our biggest concern – A house fire was!
My efforts to learn How to Get Rid of the Attic rats once and for all intensified. These efforts led me to Strobe Lights for Attic Pest Control. After trying Strobes from several different manufacturers, I found what I believe to be the best Strobe Lights manufactured to that date-and solved my own Pest problems and my mother-in-laws 10 year Squirrels in Attic problem too.
After two years of research, patent searches and counsel, product development and testing, field research and lab experiments, consultations with Pest Control professionals including owners of Pest Control companies and leaders in the academic arena, I developed a line of sturdy and long lasting Pest Control products which have been proven to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic. The company I started was Rodent Strobe Inc.
Which had an A+ Rating from the BBB !
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I sold hundreds and hundreds of Pest Control lights - with sales to homeowners, state government, several home improvement companies, several Pest Control companies (including regular sales to the 5th largest Pest Control firm in the US) and even repeated orders from the US Army for Pest protection at a missile base.
I had only a 1-3% return rate and numerous satisfied customer referrals and returning customers sales including from Pest Control companies and several veterinarians who recommended them to each other.
I discontinued sales from Rodent Strobe Inc for an extended health sabbatical and gave up the factory distributorship from the factory that produced my Squirrel Strobe Lights. The factory gave the distributorship to my son who ran his own Pest Control Strobe firm for several years.
Upon improved health (Lyme disease) and my developing a new line of Pest Strobe lights (literally the latest technology) my son gave up the factory distributorship and the factory gave me the distributorship for my son's and my new company Arizona Pest Products llc
The testimonies below are from my former business Rodent Strobe Inc - from my years of experience I believe my newest Pest Control lights are far superior.
But first a few videos(below) of what I believe is the Best Way to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic for Good!
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The videos below show to some degree the potency of the flash pattern - the videos still can not compare to physical experience of the constant flashing of this (Newest Technology) Squirrel Strobe Light in a dark attic.
Keep in mind the light's dimensions are only about
Very Small - BUT - EXTREMELY POWERFUL !!
We are excited to introduce the Egress-Success™. This Pest Control Light is not as bright as some Pest Control Lights, but the advances in light perception technology we believe makes for a more powerful impact on the visual and mental perceptions of the Squirrels, Rats, and other pests that customers want to Get Rid of in their Attics, Walls, Cellars/Basements, etc.
"Not as Bright But a Whole Lot Smarter"™
The ophthalmic principle of “Flash Persistence” is one of the scientific discoveries that makes this Pest Control Lights so very visually disturbing. This Pest Control Light is only 300 - 400 lumens or about a mere 35 peak candlepower, but the flash patterns which produce the phenomenon of “Flash Persistence” and limited light spectrum produce the same effect as is used by the military and police in weapon-mounted and handheld tactical lights as a visual deterrent and disabling tactic.
Arizona Pest Products llc has an exclusive pest control distributorship with an emergency vehicle lighting factory here in the USA that manufactures emergency vehicle lighting used by police and fire departments around the world. Arizona Pest Products llc (in association with the factory) custom produces our line of Pest Control Lights with our designated flash patterns which we believe are the most effective Pest Control Lights for repelling unwanted Squirrels and Rats and Mice Naturally.
Flash persistence and Pest Control Lights to Get Rid of Rats, Squirrels,etc:
Both humans and rodents experience this visual persistence and thus the perceived greater brightness. A veterinary ophthalmologist/animal eye surgeon was asked if multiple micro-flashes would have the same visual persistence brightness effect on rodents as it does in humans - he answered "yes" and expounded why the multiple micro-flashes give the perception of greater brightness by explaining "the first flash burns out the cones and the second flash occurs before the cones have a chance to re energize". Thus the second and additional flashes 1/10th of a second after the first has a greater impact on the eyes.
Below is a video (from you-tube) of a light weapon-light like those used by police that better captures the effect. The video is very brief but demonstrates the power of flash persistence light technology - (you may not wish to view this video if you have sensitivities to bright flashing lights):
Just Imagine 4 of these lights in a row and that can give some idea of the potency of our 1X4 Squirrel Strobe Light and its ability to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic.
Our Pest Control light Lights were designed with compliance to the National Electric Code in mind.
- Because it is an NEC (National Electric Code) Violation to Use a 110-120 VAC and above Extension Cord in an Attic other than for a Temporary Application (i.e. 90 days for Christmas Lights). The Egress-Success line of Pest Control Pest Control Lights are 12 Volts DC with a 110-240 Volts AC to 12+ Volt DC Adapter as pictured above. The cord extensions that come with the Pest Control Lights are all low voltage - making these units' cord extensions NEC compliant. And, the NEC is written primarily for fire safety - this is why it is adopted by most states as the state's electric code.
We have Endeavored to offer what we believe is the best pest control light light on the market to date - Best Quality - Best Service Life - and Best Long Term Value for the Customer's Property and thus Striving for the Best Reputation.
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COVERS UP TO AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM OF:
1,000 SQUARE FEET (20X50)
(Optimal Range Covered Varies by Application)
Before you look at the home examples below please read the following so you can better make your choice:
Each light covers an estimated area of approximately 1,000 square feet(individual results may vary).
Reflective surfaces such as Attic foil / car windshield aluminum shades / metal roof "flashing" can be used to "bounce" the light into other / inaccessible / hard to reach areas(including wall voids / L-Shaped Attics / between Attic area tunnels etc.) effectively increasing the coverage area of each light dramatically. This can be clearly seen in the video above as the light reflects back off of the door which has a slightly "glossier" paint than the walls.
Many new homes have dividing "fire walls" (usually constructed using particle board) in their Attics to slow the advance of a house fire. Fire walls, heating / air conditioning units, air duct lines, structure components and stored items (boxes, trunks, etc.) can obstruct the light from reaching all areas in sufficient or full strength. Obstructions may or may not be a problem - it depends on the type of Pest and its traveled paths. Let me explain:
Squirrels and Roof Rats are both rodents but their behavior is miles apart. Squirrels are problem solvers - incredible and very persistent . It is almost as though they have a very stubborn streak inherent in their little brains. Roof Rats avoid problems. I have heard owners of large Pest Control companies and government vector professionals (rat killers), in their expressing frustration at their inabilities to trap or poison Roof Rats because they avoid traps and poisons, describe Roof Rats as "extremely intelligent".
With Squirrels I really recommend good Strobe coverage - total shock and awe. You don't want to give Squirrels the chance to find paths in your Attic by which they can avoid the Strobes. Good / Full Strobe coverage is the best bet to Get Rid of your current Squirrels and certainly effective in discouraging other Squirrels from taking up residence in a Strobe covered area - you can't say that about trapping and sealing.
With Roof Rats, Strobes placed in known travel areas (full coverage recommended but not as essential) will many times solve the problem because roof rats are very, very Neo-Phobic - afraid of new things. So, with roof rats, if they have to "run the gauntlet" of the full intensity of the Strobes to Get to and from their nesting site they will simply give up.
We have found that this is true with Squirrels also. If Squirrels or rats are living / nesting in the walls or in between the Attic floor and a ceiling and they have to travel through the full intensity of the Strobes - then they usually give up within 24-48 hours.
One last note before the photos. Homeowners usually have a good idea of where the Pests are living - because they can hear them and sometimes smell them. So, placing a Strobe nearer to where you hear the activity will often times greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Strobes. Just imagine if a Squirrel wanted to use Strobes to drive you out from the lower part of the house. Would a Strobe be more effective outside of your bedroom in the hall or directly over your bed? - Same thing for the Pests.
I hope the following Attic Strobe coverage suggestions are helpful. Please understand that these suggestions are based on the outward appearance of the homes' roof structure only - thank you.
The following home might need only one Egress Success™ Pest Control Light.
The following homes might need one to two Egress Success™ Squirrel Strobe Light / Rat Strobe Light - one if a Strobe is positioned to shine into two areas with sufficient coverage -OR- one light is reflected or "bounced" via reflective surface such as Attic foil or aluminum "roofers flashing or car reflective windshield sunshade) into two areas with sufficient coverage.
The following homes might need two to three.
The following home might need three to four .
Homes with tile roofs have a greater amount of support structure inside of the Attic due to the enormous weight of the roofing tiles. Also, to save on construction cost architects often design these homes to save on support structure lumber cost - resulting in a varied living areas ceiling types, vaulted / slanted / convention flat and even lowered (small bathrooms, closets, etc.) Because of this increased support structure being like a "forest of lumber" and varying ceilings within the structure - complete Strobe coverage is a more challenging task. The regions in which tile roofs are prevalent are also regions where roof rats are the most abundant Attic Pest problem. This was the case with my former Scottsdale AZ home. My roof structure was similar to the ones pictured below - with vaulted ceilings, internal Attic dividing fire walls and divided peaks. Coverage of all the areas (every nook and cranny) my 3,000 square foot home would have taken about 12 Strobes. But, I knew where we were hearing (and smelling) the roof rats so strategic placement of 5 Strobes around the Attic perimeter (place where the rats could not go from one area to another without passing right pass a Strobe and one close to where the nesting area was) took care of the problem in ONE DAY - I was so happy! Not to mention my wife was well pleased too!
The following home might need four to six Strobes.
I hope this has been helpful.
The previous examples are for educational purposes only. Full Strobe coverage of Pest infested areas is the best option. Strobes should not be operated in the presence of humans, pets, livestock or an other organism(s) other than the tarGet Pest(s).
Are you aware that 25% of house fires of "unknown cause" are attributed to Squirrels in Attic, Roof Rats, Norway Rats and Mice chewing on Attic and other wires?
Learn more about why Squirrels in Your Attic like to chew Attic wiring and the number of house fires that result:
The term “rodent” (Grey Squirrels and Flying Squirrels are rodents) comes from the Latin verb rodere = (to gnaw). Rodents, such as Squirrels in the Attic and Roof Rats, are constantly gnawing on wood and Attic wiring because the Squirrels and rats teeth are continually growing. For instance, Grey Squirrels' teeth grow a half a foot in length each year of their lives. Rodents, such as Norway Rats, Roof Rats, Mice and Squirrels in Attic, need to chew ’s length in check- otherwise the Squirrels in the Attic and Attic rats teeth would grow / Get too long - rendering the Norway Rat, Attic Rat or Squirrels in Attic unable to eat
A consequence of Squirrels in the Attic and Attic rats constant need to gnaw - twenty-five percent of fires of “unknown cause” are attributed to rodents, such as Attic Rats, Squirrels in the Attic and Mice, chewing on electrical wires. A failure to fully Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic could lead to your house catching fire in the middle of the night.
According to the US Fire Administration, a house / residential fire starts / occurs every 79 seconds. There are usually about 50,000 – 60,000 residential / house fires designated as being of “unknown cause” each year in the USA alone. Federal officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimate that they Get filed reports from fire departments on only half of the actual number of fires that occur in the USA each year. This means that the actual number of fires of “unknown cause” each year could even be double the 50 to 60 thousand average. That is a possibility of up to 120,000 fires of “unknown cause” each year in the USA alone as a possible result of an inability to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic and to Get Rid of mice and Attic rats in the Attic.
Attic Rats and Attic Mice chewing on Attic and other household wiring. Based on US government (DHS) statistics and statements made by US government authorities, the number of residential fires caused by the failure to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic, Attic Rats, Norway Rats and Attic Mice are approximately 15,000 fires annually and could even Get as high as 30,000 fires. If you have rodents, such as Squirrels in the Attic, Attic rats or Attic mice – you probably have Attic wire damage too.
The most common type of Squirrels that Get into an Attic are the Grey Squirrels. The second most common type of Squirrels that Get into an Attic are Flying Squirrels. The Grey Squirrel's name in Latin (scientific name) is Sciurus Carolinensis. Grey Squirrels in the Attic usually mate two times each year. Grey Squirrels usually mate in the early spring or late winter and in the summer. The mother Squirrels in the Attic will give birth to their baby Squirrels about 45 days after mating. An Attic Squirrel has 4 to 6 baby Squirrels per litter. A pair of healthy Squirrels in the Attic could produce a dozen offspring each year. In twelve months the maturing Squirrels in Attic become breeding adult Squirrels. Each litter of Squirrels in the Attic does not leave its mother Squirrels nest for the first 10 to 12 weeks of its life. baby Squirrels in the Attic are totally dependant on their mother Squirrels' milk to live. If you have a need to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic there most likely are baby Squirrels in Your Attic forty percent of the year.
could result in baby Squirrels up in Your Attic in a nesting site to die of starvation. Mother Squirrels will nest in the safest place she can find to protect her young Squirrels. An Attic is a choice place for Squirrels to Get Rid of daily predator threats. The cavities in the your home's Attic walls are many times chosen by nesting Squirrels in the Attic - the radiant heat in the winter months and the cool air from air conditioning in the summer months make the interior house walls good nesting sites in Your Attic for mother Squirrels in Attic. These cavities are accessed by the Squirrels in the Attic through tops of the wall openings in Your Attic. If you use rat poison to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic or Squirrel Traps to try to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic, then you could be smelling the odor of dead, baby Squirrels rotting in Your Attic or walls for several weeks. And if you use a rat poison to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic , the Squirrels will often retreat to their nest area in Your Attic to suffer and die and you will be smelling its rotting body odor for several weeks. Very often interior walls have to be cut into to remove the poisoned dead Squirrels. Squirrels in the Attic may nest under Attic flooring and the floor may have to be removed to remove the dead Squirrels in Attic.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THAT IF YOU HEAR SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THAT YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE 4 TO 6 BABY SQUIRRELS PER EACH MOTHER SQUIRREL IN THE ATTIC 40-50% OF THE YEAR. MOTHER SQUIRRELS THAT GET CAUGHT IN SQUIRREL TRAPS, WHETHER SNAP TRAP OR LIVE TRAPPED, AND GET CARRIED AWAY - OR - ATTIC SQUIRRELS THAT GET POISONED - OR - ATTIC SQUIRRELS THAT GET SHOT WITH A PELLET GUN - COULD, 40% TO 50% OF THE YEAR, RESULT IN DEAD YOUNG SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC OR INTERIOR HOUSE WALLS LEFT TO DECAY AND SMELL.
Rat traps are specifically designed to Get Rid of rats - not to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic! I am specifically referring of the snap trap variety of rat traps. I have seen a Squirrel that was trapped in one of these snap traps and the trap placed in the Attic 7 years earlier to Get Rid of the Squirrels in the Attic did not kill the Squirrel in the Attic that finally got caught in the Trap. The rat trap which was used as a Squirrel Trap was placed in an Attic by a well meaning husband trying to Get Rid of his Squirrels in Attic. He had placed about a dozen rat traps in a 2,000 square foot Attic Space. The traps had been up in the Attic for 7 years in an attempt to Get Rid of the Squirrels in the Attic! A Squirrel ran past one and tripped the rat Trap trigger. The rat trap snapped shut on the Attic Squirrel's foot. Where do you think this injured Squirrel with a rat Trap attached to its broke and twisted hind leg ran to? It ran to a interior house wall where the Squirrels Nest was located. There's no place like home - especially if you are injured. The Squirrel managed to force its broken and twisted hind leg through the Wall opening in the Attic with the rat Trap still firmly attached. But as the Attic Squirrel tried to Get from the interior Wall Space to go back up into the Attic the rat trap used as a Squirrel Trap became jammed / wedged and so was the injured Squirrel. Unfortunately the severally injured Squirrel had to be put down.
If you use a rat Trap as a Squirrel Trap to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic the Squirrels will usually not face an immediate death - being as the rat Traps are not designed to be used to Trap and Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic. The Squirrels will definitely suffer and if the Squirrels in Attic are able to move the Squirrels will often retreat to their Squirrel Nests in Your Attic to die and rot and smell.
Using Poison to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic (tree Squirrels - Grey Squirrels Flying Squirrels Or Red Squirrels) is illegal. In Pest Control there is a saying "The Label is the Law". Every poison used for Pest Control comes with a "label". These are not just the labels that are glued onto the containers but instead are "legal documents" that come with the poison - sometimes the legal use info is on the glued on label. Nevertheless, the "label" give guidelines for the legal use of the Pest Control product. There are no Pesticides sold for use in the USA that are labeled and thus legal for the use to Kill Grey Squirrels Flying Squirrels Or Red Squirrels
and they have told their customers "the poison is "labeled for rodents and Squirrels are rodents" - but in each case the poison was not labeled for rodents but instead for certain rodents in particular - rats and mice. The EPA knows what it is doing in legally registering poisons for Pest Control and the EPA also knows that Squirrels are rodents - but Squirrels are not classified as "vermin" and "health hazards" as mice and rats are - so the EPA does not register Poisons to Kill Squirrels (tree Squirrels - Grey Squirrels Flying Squirrels Or Red Squirrels). If you use rat poison to Get Rid of Squirrels in Your Attic - then you are committing at least a misdemeanor in most states and even a felony in a few states. Usually the first time a person is caught using rat Poison to Kill Squirrels in order to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic the authorities give a warning and a fine - usually ranging from $500 to $1,000. The second offense is usually turned over to the court system and the state in which the crime is committed is prosecuted. I once spoke to a Pest Control inspector that told me that he had seen a good deal of persons go to jail because of the illegal use of Pesticides in the state for which he worked. The state in which this Pest Control inspector worked classified this act as a felony. Using Poison to Kill Squirrels in an attempt to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic - NOT LEGAL - Bad Idea!
If you use a rat Poison to Kill Squirrels to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic, besides it being illegal and the risk of it or its young Squirrels dying in Your Attic or home's wall, is the risk of a secondary poisoned sickened or dead family pet.
If a family pet finds dead Squirrels - and they can smell them out, the pets find what to them is a chewing toy and/or an extra meal. As they carry around the dead Squirrels in the Attic in their mouths, as some kind of trophy won, the family pets are ingesting the very poisons that were use to Get Rid of the Squirrels in Attic. At the very least, your pet could Get sick and sometimes the pets die.
This death will occur some times because there is often, over time, more than one dead Squirrel that the pets find and the poisons used to Get Rid of the Squirrels in the Attic then accumulate in the pet's blood stream until it becomes sick and dies, or at least runs up an expensive / costly veterinary bill.
The pheromones in rodent urine / pee (Squirrels in the Attic are also classified as rodents) can last / remain in an Attic for up to 2 years after you Get Rid of the Squirrels in the Attic. Tree dwelling Squirrels prefer to live in an Attic for several reasons. An Attic is warmer in the winter for the Squirrels, certainly drier for the Squirrels and a whole lot safer for the Squirrels which are trying to Get away from predators by living in Your Attic and Walls. And a wall that is accessed through an Attic Space is climate Controlled year round via radiant heating and cooling - warm for the Squirrels in Attic in the winter and cool for the Squirrels in the Attic in the summer. Unfortunately, most Attics and Walls are not equipped with flushing toilets for the Squirrels in the Attic and Squirrels in the Walls. But this is not a big problem for the Squirrels in Your Attic or Walls - the Squirrels in Your Attic will just urinate and defecate all over Your Attic - And I do mean all over. It is amazing to see an Attic where Squirrels have been nesting for years and years. There is raisin sized Squirrels dung all over the Attic Space and matted down insulation from the abiding Squirrels which is stained with and has the strong odor of the Squirrels in Attic' daily urine deposits. It is truly a nasty place – but not to the Squirrels which are nesting in Your Attic Space. The urine and scent glands in the Squirrels in the Attic’ feet leave pheromone trails behind for years which are like a big welcome mat or “Attic for rent” sign for future Squirrels looking to Nest in Your Attic and Walls. This is why Trapping Squirrels to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic, or Poisoning to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic, or costly house sealing / Squirrels proofing to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic has to be done over and over and over by homeowners at great cost / expense each time and most definitely accumulatively to the real owner of the Attic. I know this from experience and so does my emptied pocketbook.
I am in the Pest Control business and industry. I have the need and requirement to be familiar with all aspects of the industry. I now have had a QP License for 10+ years. I have QP licenses in two areas of 4 for a General Pest Control Company that makes the company legal to service in those areas. I hold the companies required licenses in Turf and Ornamental (insect and disease Pests in plants aka plant Pest Control) and Weed Control/road side spraying. I have been a registered employee of this General Pest Control Company for 7 years now and the owner(and my friend) holds to QP licenses in General Pest Control and Termite Control. These QP licenses are not an applicators lic. like most field operators have - instead a QP (Qualifying Party) lic. is the one lic. needed to make a whole business legal in the Pest Control area of the lic. It is not unlike the difference between a doctor (QP lic.) and a nurse (applicators lic. ) in training and CEU's (continuing education). In one of the Pest Control classes I attended for my licenses, taught by a Pest Control inspector, the inspector informed us that integrity was a big part of keeping our state license. As part of ensuring and confirming this, the inspectors would “shadow”/observe unawares a Pest Control operator working in the "field" and before an inspector would do a site, chemical, equipment, paper work, and service vehicle inspection he/she would often watch the Pest professional(s) from a distance without the Pest Control operator’s knowledge he/she was being watched/inspected. The inspector (now deceased) teaching the class said that in the vast majority of the times an animal Pest was live / cage trapped at a customer’s residence or business the animal Pest was usually unethically released within two blocks of where the Pest was caught. In this case the trapped and the released Pest would just scurry to Get back to the capture site. Pest Control operators in most states are required to take the Pest at least two miles away from the capture site before releasing it. The inspector told the Pest Control class that our license would be in jeopardy if we were found to be engaging in this unethical business practice.
So - if you decide hire a Pest Control company to live (cage) trap and/or seal your home or place of business - what absolute certainty do you have that the Pest Control employee won’t just let the Squirrels, mice, or rats out of the live traps just down the street from where the Squirrels etc. were caught? Again, this unethical practice was not the exception but the majority according to the inspector’s class. And if you snap trap the Squirrels, or glue trap the Squirrels, or zap trap the Squirrels – What keeps other Squirrels from following the scent trail to Your Attic?
Trapping to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic and the Incredible Homing Behavior of Squirrels in Attic and how it relates to being able to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic - for good:
Eighty percent of Squirrels in the Attic that are Trapped in Live (cage) Squirrel Traps and then released within two miles return will Get back to
your their home in the Attic.
The number of Squirrels that Get back, percentage drops with each additional mile that the Squirrels in the Attic are taken away from the capture site. At the 5-7 mile range a significant, although reduced, number of Trapped and released Squirrels will still Get back to the capture site / Attic. In separate field experiments approximately 5% of Trapped and then released Squirrels in Attic were able to Get back from as far a 10-12 miles from where they were caught in Live (cage) Squirrel Traps. One particular Squirrel Trapped and carried about twenty-five miles from the Squirrel Trap site was, in about a months time, able to Get back to its Attic home.
In the two separate experiments, from which the return rate figures were taken, over 100 individual Squirrels were Trapped, carried away and then released.
The other Trapping to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic and Squirrels homing behavior study was performed by one large Pest Control company over a three year period. In each of theses cases the Trapped Squirrels were caught in live (cage) Squirrel Traps and transported in vehicles with special attention being paid to the prevention of the Squirrels having any visual cues along the traveled paths aka. the Squirrels could not see the route traveled to where they were being taken. This was done do to the fact that Squirrels that are Trapped and then can see along the route to their release site almost always able to Get right back back. Hey, a Squirrel can turn left at the park and then right at the church too.
Still - if the Squirrels can not see the relocation route traveled - how do the Squirrels, you tried to Get Out of Your Attic, find their way in order to Get back back to their Attic? One study by University of Laval in Quebec, CA found that Red Squirrels, when the Squirrels were released from the Squirrel (Cage) Traps, had a general sense of the direction which they needed to travel to Get back to the location where they were first Live Trapped. But - the Trapped and then released Red Squirrels did not seem to have any knowledge of actually how far they were from the location where the Squirrel Traps were set and the studied Red Squirrels were captured. Seventeen Red Squirrels were Trapped and then released in this Squirrel Trapping and release Squirrels homing behavior University study. This Squirrel Trapping University study suggests that the Red Squirrels use two different strategies to Get back to the site(s) where the Red Squirrels were first Trapped. The first is the Squirrels' innate / natural sense of direction orientation. The second element was the exploratory trips the Red Squirrels made toward the place where the Squirrel Traps were first placed and the red Squirrels were Trapped. Since the Red Squirrels did not see the travel route form the Squirrel Trap placement site to the release sites how were these Squirrels able to find their way and Get back home if these Squirrels had no visual cues by which to orient / align themselves. Was it a re-adjusting of their natural sense of direction or the Squirrels acute sense of smell that enabled the Red Squirrels to pick of the pheromones of familiar Red Squirrels? Another study done on a different member of the rodent family suggests that the return route visual cues or a lack of them may not be the only mechanism by which Squirrels employ their homing behavior. In this other rodent homing study the mice (cousins of Squirrels in Attic) were Live Trapped. Half of the captured mice were then blinded. The blind mice found their way back to the location where they were Live Trapped equal to the seeing Trapped and then released mice. This homing study was repeated ten times with a new set of mice each time. The blinded mice found their way home with equal frequency to the seeing mice. Still considering using Squirrel Traps to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic? Still thinking about using Squirrel Traps to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic? Still thinking about using Squirrel Traps to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic? Sorry for repeating myself - but Trapping Squirrels in Attic to Get Rid of them can put you into a repetitive cycle too. And should you hire a professional Trapper to Get Rid of the Squirrels in Attic - then the cost are very often repetitive too.
in most Trapping Squirrels studies, are the male Squirrels. Within a two mile range this male to female ratio of returning Squirrels in the Attic was not as pronounced. The closer to, and up to, the two mile range most of the Squirrels that were able to Get back were the male Squirrels. After two miles the number of Trapped Squirrels and released (female Squirrels), that were able to Get back to their Attic nests, dropped significantly. The two Trapping Squirrels and releasing of Squirrels experiments were done in opposite seasons. The University of Connecticut experiment was conducted in the middle of winter. The Pest Control company's experiment was conducted over three consecutive summers. The term of the Pest Control company's experiment would have covered the period during which the female Squirrels would have had nursing/blind baby Squirrels in their Attic nests. Again, few of these female Squirrels returned to their Attic nesting sites to care for their baby Squirrels if they were carried more than two miles away from the Live Squirrel Trap site.
In the University of Connecticut Squirrels homing abilities experiment the Trapped Squirrels were individually identified and were then marked by toe clippings before their release. The Squirrels that were able to Get back to the capture site(s) were recaptured and taken an even farther distance away and even then half of the Squirrels returned to their Attic Nest sites - all of theses second trip Squirrels were male Squirrels.
Other rodents also show the same capabilities in being able to Get back to their capture site(s). In one experiment of the homing abilities of mice most of the Live Trapped and release mice were able to Get back to their nesting area(s) when transported and release up to two miles away from the capture site.
In the Pest Control company's experiments the miles were also measured in straight lines - but in some cases the additional precaution of traveling in a zigzag pattern was employed and this additional precaution did not seem to disable the Squirrels' innate homing abilities. Again, 'There's no place like home" - even for Squirrels in the Attic.
Squirrels spend a great deal of their time foraging for food to see them through the winter. Squirrels in the Attic, both Grey Squirrels and Flying Squirrels, will scent mark and bury hundreds of acorns to see themselves through the winter. Imagine if you had all your winters food stored in just one place. Imagine that you spent a good deal of your time protecting your small territory and food hidden on it. Ever heard of a Fort?, Castle?, Bank Vault? - And imagine that your saved food stores could last for up to two years. And someone kidnapped you and carried you far away from your home and your food. I'd Get back too! And, if you don't Get back? Other Squirrels will scent out your hidden food supply and move right into Your Attic Nest and Get to eat your food that winter.
With Squirrel Control Strobe lights to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic - these problems are finally addressed. First, we have found that if Squirrels in the Attic are nesting in a house Wall, that if the Squirrels Get access to the Wall through an Attic Space, if the Attic is protected from Squirrels by high intensity Strobes that the Squirrels in Attic will give up try to Get to their Squirrels Nests in the Wall. It just is not worth it to the Squirrels that Get into Your Attic - see to Get Rid of Squirrels in Attic page.
If the baby Squirrels are in what the rodent mother Squirrels in Attic deem an "unsafe" area the mother Squirrels in Attic will instinctively move the baby Squirrels to another place that she sees as safe. We recommend that a person using Squirrel Control Strobe Lights to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic simply turn off the Strobe Lights for a few hours at a time during the first few days to allow the mothers to Get and to move their young Squirrels from the Attic. Then - when all the Squirrels in the Attic, Attic rats Get away from the Attic - turn on the Strobe Lights and leave them on to Get Rid of the Squirrels in Your Attic for good. Squirrels in the Attic Problem Solved! No dead, rotting Squirrels in the Attic or Attic rats. No dead or sickened family pets from secondary poisoning. No repeating and then repeating the Trapping Squirrels routine to Get Rid of the reappearing Squirrels nightmare - to Get Rid of the Squirrels in Attic for good.
The most busy and active foraging time for the Squirrels that live in Your Attic is the autumn / fall season. As the fall season moves forward the Squirrels Get busy spending a greater percentage of their time foraging and hiding their winter food stores - sometimes these Squirrels food stores even Get hidden in Your Attic. The Squirrels in Attic' typical behavior is to gather and carry a nut, such as an acorn or pecan, about 50 feet from the tree from which it is harvested by the Squirrels and the Squirrels pretend to bury the nut. Yes, you did read right - Squirrels in Attic are very smart. We protect our money with bank account passwords and secret pin codes. Squirrels in the Attic protect their food stores by pretending to bury the nuts as many as three times each. The Squirrels will dig a shallow hole. Then the Squirrels will pretend to put the nuts in the small holes. The Squirrels cover the holes with leaves and dirt and repeat this process to trick other Squirrels in the Attic about where the nuts are hidden. And, if Squirrels in Attic see that they are being watched - Well, the Squirrels will then repeat this process with the same nuts for several days until the Squirrels feel safe that the nuts are well hidden from other Squirrels in Attic. The Squirrels will consistently dig up their buried acorns and relocate each of the nuts with the same deceptive behavior for each nut. Then after a full day of gathering / foraging and hiding winter stores the Squirrels in the Attic will retreat at dusk and will be happy Squirrels in their Attic nests - with food stores in your yard and Attic to see the Squirrels through the winter. Researchers have even dug around areas where Squirrels have buried foraged nuts in the sight of the Squirrels and the Squirrels in Attic will then multiply their deceptive tactics in order to protect their winter food.
This makes trying to Get Rid of Squirrels in Your Attic via Squirrel Traps very difficult. If a male Squirrel is Trapped or caught in a Live Cage Squirrel Trap and then released into an area with other male Squirrels which are protecting their nut stores the Trapped and relocated Squirrel is quickly chased away by the other Squirrels.
This is another reason why the vast majority of Squirrels that are caught in a Squirrel Trap that are able to Get back again to their capture sight are male Squirrels. Female Squirrels are more readily accepted into a new Squirrels community especially by the male Squirrels in the area. Squirrel Trapping professionals often times love this because you will be calling them back to fish dead baby Squirrels out of a wall that have had their mother relocated.
I spoke to one Pest professional who owns a rather large Pest Control business which is completely back-logged with Squirrels Control work setting Squirrel Traps and house sealing for at least a month in the months from October to May.
This Pest Control company owner told me that by the time he would Get through with the added up Trapping Squirrels and house / Attic Sealing charges to the average home it usually runs from $1,200 - 2,600 per home. Squirrel Control can Get expensive! And, if the Pest professional who Trapped the Squirrels in the Attic releases the Squirrels within 2 or less miles of Your Attic (and according to Pest Control inspectors most observed do) the Squirrels, eighty percent of the time, will Get back to Your Attic within about 2 weeks time.
Trying to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic by means of wolf urine, coyote urine, fox urine, predator urine, or scents? Will these Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic?
The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for one of these Squirrel Repellents lists fox urine as a main ingredient.
Where is all this dried fox urine coming from?
Are there fox port-a-potties placed in the forest? It takes a lot of fox urine to produce these Squirrel Repellents. Where is it coming from? The largest source of fox urine on the market is supplied by the fur trade industry.
Hundreds of foxes in cages with trays beneath each cage to collect the marketable urine? Do you want to purchase a product that does not give long term Squirrel Control results? Do you want your money going to support the fur trade industry?
The use of Moth Balls in an Attic or other spaces to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic is illegal in all 50 states. If you use Mothballs to Get Rid of Squirrels, to Get Rid of bats in the Attic, and to Get Rid of raccoons in the Attic or any other vertebrate Pest or even suggest their use to someone you are committing, at least a misdemeanor, and even a felony in many states. If you are considering using Moth balls to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic then you need to read this - Mothballs are toxic to humans and pets. Most Moth Balls are made from naphthalene which is derived from coal tar. The gas emitted from Mothballs is heavier than air and will seep from Your Attic into the lower levels of your home – your living areas.
In states such as Arizona, California, FloRida and New York this simple recommendation is a felony. Mothballs take oxygen out of the air. Their purpose is to suffocate Moths in a contained environment. It is similar, very similar to running a car engine in a garage with the garage door closed. Several years ago a friend had a yard man tell her to put Moth Balls in the Attic to Drive Out the Squirrels. It worked for a while but the amount of Moth Balls she had to put in the Attic Spaces to Drive Uut the Squirrels made her house stink of Moth Balls. Now, my friend could not smell the Mothballs after several days, but everyone who entered her house was over-whelmed by the odor. I have asthma and when visiting her it greatly bothered my asthma. Two years later the lowest places in her house, such as bathroom cabinets, linen closets, etc. still smells of moth balls. Many people who make this huge mistake then spend years trying to Get the Moth Ball smell out of their house. Good luck! To this day, freshly laundered towels that have been placed in her bathroom cabinets soon acquire the smell of the Moth Balls. Again, my friend could not smell the Mothballs but everyone who entered her house could. Same thing with Squirrels and Mice - they Get used to the smell - unless you use so many Moth Balls that the toxic vapors are so heavy that the Squirrels or other rodents can’t stay – which means these heavier than air toxic vapors are seeping down into your living areas and into your lungs and into your blood stream. Did you know that babies that have been wrapped in blankets which were stored with moth balls have been found to have high levels of naphthalene in their blood streams? Moth balls for Squirrel Control, been there – smelled that, in most cases it
Been there, done that too! I wish I had my money back. That ultrasonic thing was expensive and the owner of the company told me how great it would work. Federal Trade Commission has published a warning to all ultrasonic Pest repeller manufacturers and retailers. There may be an initial effect but research shows that the Pests return and become habituated (Get used to the noise). How long do ultrasonics work? Research shows that the repelling effect last for 1-3 days, but after 3-7 days the Pests become habituated to the noise and continue living in the space not bothered enough to leave their home. Additional research confirms that ultrasonic Pest repellers may have a partial or transitory effect, but have no persistent effectiveness. Most academic researchers urge legislatures and consumers to view ultrasonic Pest repellents with skepticism. The New York State Consumer Protection Board cautions against using ultrasonic repellers. In addition to this, contrary to the claims of many ultrasonic Pest Control device sellers, there is scientific evidence that some of these devices cause hearing loss in pets, most especially dogs . Even the US Army does not approve of ultrasonic Pest Control devices according to its published studies.
I traveled to San Diego to speak with the vertebrate Pest expert who does the Pest Control products investigations for the Federal Trade Commission. When I told him I had a Pest Control product that I needed some help in designing container and field experiments for product testing the first thing he asked me (with a look of disgust) was “this isn’t another one of those ultrasonic Pest repellers is it? – Those things don’t work”. I am pleased to say that he seemed very impressed with my product, especially when he was in a dark room with my Strobe flashing and he was commenting that it was making him dizzy as he moved around the room. Then I observed him try several times to turn on the lights with the wall switch and his hand
With the Pest Control Strobe lights the problem of habituation is completely solved. The Squirrels in Attic can not Get used to or adapt to the constant high intensity lightning bright flashes. We have found that if Squirrels or rats are living in a house wall that the Squirrels or Attic rats access through a space that is protected by a high intensity Strobe that the Squirrels or Attic rats will give up going to their nesting area in the wall. It just is not worth it to the Squirrels or Attic rats.
Squirrels in Attic and rats are good mothers. If their young are in what the rodent mother deems an "unsafe" area she will move them to another place that she sees as safe. We recommend that a person using our Pest Control Strobe lights simply turn off the Strobes for a few hours at a time during the first few days to allow the mothers to move their young. Then when all the Squirrels in the Attic, Attic rats, raccoons, etc., are gone - turn on the Strobes and leave them on (they are extremely energy efficient - only 4.8 watts for our Squirrel Control Strobe). Problem solved! No dead, rotting Squirrels or rats. No dead or sick family pets. No repeating and repeating the Squirrel trapping, or rat trapping nightmare.
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