Wednesday, October 30, 2013

squirrel eviction

After living with squirrels for 18 months, we finally have properly evicted them last month. With the scaffolding up, we thought it would be great to get an exterminator in before the facade guys filled up all the holes in the cornice. The squirrels were starting their fall nest and were a little combative to the masons fixing our facade. Over the past year and a half, we also had about four litters of baby squirrels grow up and leave the nest. Rather, our front wall. I had had enough.

We had tried everything. We drilled holes in our wall and shot in expanding foam, we poked the squirrels, we sprayed them with ammonia. No avail. Squirrels don't eat poison (it is illegal to kill them in NYS), and they are persistent.
The exterminator actually ended up working from the inside. He cut a big hole and then filled it with rouble, wire mesh and expanding foam. 

This time, we know this worked as the squirrels sat outside out window on the scaffolding looking at us for three days. They were trying to figure out how to get back in. Thankfully, this time we finally foiled them, and we are finally squirrel-less!

Hudson still says "shoo-shoo sqwuel" any time he sees one on the street. Smart kid.

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