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How To Keep Squirrels Away?

Squirrels are cute, friendly, and fun to watch, but they can cause some real problems. They can chew through electrical wires, destroy landscaping, and dig up your garden, and they can do all of this while making a terrible racket. And if you’re really unlucky, some squirrels might start hanging around your home, where they can get into your attic or chew through your siding. So, what can you do about squirrels?

Common FAQ’s About Squirrels and Keeping Squirrels Away

1.How to keep squirrels away from bird feeders?

2.Will mothballs keep squirrels away?

3.How to keep squirrels away naturally?

4.Do coffee grounds keep squirrels away?

5.How to keep squirrels away from garden?

What are Squirrels?

Squirrels, also known as ground squirrels, are rodents that can be mistaken for rabbits. They reside in colonies and play an important role in maintaining the forest ecosystem. Squirrels have large teeth and long incisors to gnaw on tree bark, nuts, and seeds. They are also curious and like to explore their surroundings. Squirrels are smaller than rabbits and weigh between 4 and 14 ounces. They have large ears that help them hear well and a strong tail that helps with some balance.

Squirrels are mammals and have been part of the Earth’s ecosystem for millions of years. They adapted to just about any environment and found homes in trees, burrows, and underground tunnels. Though they’re small in size, they have powerful incisors that never stop growing. While squirrels have a variety of adaptations that allow them to thrive in any environment, they are particularly active in the spring, as they look for food to store until the winter months.

Thing that attracts squirrels to your yard


If you want squirrels to leave you the heck alone, you must eliminate their food sources. Here’s how to get rid of squirrels without killing them or seriously hurting them, so you can keep squirrels at bay in your home, garden, and yard.


As much as squirrels love the food, they also prefer to run around hedges and thick shrubs. The reason is they fear open spaces that are ideal for a predator. Squirrels are also known to munch on grass and foliage and chew on bark. Several of my previous blogs have mentioned the practice of placing pine cones in strategic places, which local squirrels believe to be edible.


If you have trees on your property, you are most likely to have squirrels living in one of them, especially if they are nut or fruit-bearing trees. Try cutting tree branches near your roof to prevent squirrels from entering your house. This eliminates the chances of one hopping to your attic.

Here is a list of nuisance squirrels bring:

Damage to your home 

Everyone knows that squirrels can gnaw through almost anything once they get their teeth into it. Squirrels are the main cause of damage to electric wires, cables, and pipes. They gnaw through electrical wires and pipes to scavenge for food. They can cause power outages, damage property, seek shelter in attics and attic vents, and contaminate insulation. Squirrels build nests in or around attics and chimneys. They chew through insulation, wooden beams, shingles, and roof vents. They can cause roof leaks, structural damage, and roof fires.

Destroy your plants 

If you have a yard or garden, chances are you know squirrel damage all too well. The pests love to eat the leaves and flowers of your garden plants, but they can also nibble at outdoor bird feeders as well. The last thing you want is for squirrels to overrun your yard, but they do have a natural fear of people, and this can often keep them at bay.


Squirrels have become a common sight across North America, and while most are harmless, some are carriers of disease. Did you know that squirrels carry rabies? And did you know that squirrels have fleas? Both can be transmitted to humans, making them a serious health threat. If squirrels become a nuisance at your home or office, contact a pest control professional to remove them safely.

How to keep squirrels away

Get a Doggy companion

Squirrels are one of the most destructive pests in your home, and they are difficult to eradicate. Sometimes enlisting the assistance of a dog is the best way to get rid of them. Getting a dog is an easy way to get rid of squirrels. Dogs, on the other hand, are excellent animal deterrents and companions.

Clean your yard regularly

Cleaning up your yard can reduce nuts and berries on the ground. It decreases squirrels you invite to snack in your yard. Plus, it makes your yard looks nice and tidy.

Planting mints might help 

Birdseed (which they hoard) and fruit trees attract squirrels (which is where the birdseed hides). They also enjoy eating the nuts of ornamental trees. Plant mint to repel squirrels. Squirrels dislike the smell of mint and will avoid areas where it is grown.

Lock trashcans

Squirrels, like rats, mice, and other vermin, are a common nuisance in homes. Locking trashcans will lessen their food source, forcing squirrels to find food elsewhere.

Squirrel repellent

Squirrels are adorable but troubling! They’re going in and out of your attic, stealing food and causing havoc. Getting a cat or dog is one option. This, however, is not always an option, particularly for those with small children. There are a few other effective squirrel repellents, but they are obviously not for everyone.

Install sprinkler 

Squirrels are among the most destructive animals that can live in a backyard. Their high rate of reproduction makes getting rid of them tough. With the help of Sprinklers with motion detectors, this will help scare away squirrels and other vermin that come to your yard.

Hire Pest Control for Squirrels

Squirrels love nuts, and they love trees. A tree full of nuts, however, is a recipe for disaster since you simply can’t expect them to be around forever. If you want to prevent squirrels from getting to your nuts, you have to get rid of the trees or the squirrels. The first option is generally more expensive, while the last option involves calling an exterminator.

Final Thoughts

In summary, the main purpose of this article is to teach you ways to keep squirrels away from your garden. The squirrel removal techniques include the use of traps, repellents, and other techniques. Traps and repellents are the two most common squirrel control methods. Squirrel traps are relatively safe and effective at trapping squirrels inside.

If you are having squirrels getting into your home and have no means of getting them. It’s time to call your local pest control experts. Try calling Synergy Pest Control. You can also call Synergy for more information about our other pest control and lawn care services, including squirrel control.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

If you’re looking for the right team to handle the issue for you, Synergy² is here to help. We provide trusted services throughout the area, so contact us for the best pest control services around.

Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 350 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here at Synergy² Jackson Pest Control!

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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