Get Rid of Squirrels in the Attic and Get Rid of Roof Rats / Attic Rats, Bats, Mice and Raccoons in the Attic and Skunks For Good!
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Do Rodent Strobes Work? - Yes!
Here is How It Works To Get Rid Of Squirrels, Roof Rats, Raccoons, Bats and More:
The ciliary muscle in the eye controls the expansion and contraction of the pupil. The usual adjustments made by this muscle in the eyes of squirrels, roof rats, mice and more, are small. In response to the strobes in a dark (naturally dark or becomes dark at night) environment this muscle in the Squirrels', Roof Rats', Mice and other pests, has to make dramatic adjustments (140-180 times per minute). An ophthalmologist I spoke to, at a world-renowned clinic in Scottsdale AZ, likened it to this: Imagine you lift a ten pound dumbbell weight one time. Then imagine that you lifted the same weight 1,500 times in a ten minute period. Your arm would be hurting for days. The ophthalmologist said the strobes would have the same effect on rodent (and other animal pests’) eyes. RESULT: THE PESTS LEAVE - Finally there is a proven way to get rid of squirrels in the attic ... to get rid of roof rats in the attic and to get rid of Norway Rats and Mice in the basement or cellar - Naturally, Without Poison and Without Killing.
Do You want to know how to get rid of Squirrels in the attic? How to get rid of Roof Rats in your attic? How to get rid of Raccoons, Birds, Opossums, and Bats in your attic or crawl space or carport? Are you tired of squirrel traps and rat traps not completely solving your problem? Do you want the Non-Toxic - Absolutely Effective™ long term Squirrel Control and Roof Rat Control that works naturally - without poison? Rodent Strobe™ is The Long Term Solution™ Guaranteed! Here’s how it will get rid of Squirrels in the attic ... and get rid of Roof Rats in the attic, Pigeons, Raccoons, Opossums out of your attic, crawl space or storage space and keeps them out for good!
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Ultrasonic pest repellents to get rid of squirrels, roof rats, and bats in the attic?
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Squirrels traps to get rid of squirrels in the attic / loft and rat traps to get rid of rats in the attic / roof?
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Pest Control Strobe Lights to get rid of squirrels in my attic / loft? to get rid of rats in my attic / loft / roof? to get rid of roof rats in my attic - Frequently asked questions answered:
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Do Rodent Strobes Work? - The Science behind the Effectiveness - How it works to get rid of squirrels, roof rats, norway rats, mice, raccoons and bats:
If you want to get rid of Roof Rats (aka. attic rats), to get rid of squirrels in the attic, raccoons in the attic, mice in the attic, bats in the attic and opossums /possums in the roof / attic / loft then the science validates using Rodent Strobe.
Pest Control Strobe Lights work in conjunction with a number of physiological factors to get rid of squirrels - to get rid of roof rats and more:
First, there is its effect via the ciliary muscle as described above and relates to being able to get rid of squirrels, mice and rats in the attic, garage and more:
Rodents such as Roof Rats, Norway Rats, and Bats (bats are not blind as commonly believed - they just have extremely poor eyesight) have a very small ciliary bodies in comparison to humans and other rodents such as squirrels or rabbits. But, the scientific principles have been shown to be effective on even the under-developed ciliary bodies of these pest in field experiments. Roof Rats and Norway Rats have extremely poor eyesight. This is one reason they are nocturnal and rely mainly on their highly developed senses of touch (whiskers) and smell to get around. Their poor eyesight is one reason that they follow the scents trails left by themselves and other rodents and why they travel close to walls - so they can feel their way around.
Second, Circadian Rhythms (day/night internal clock), and Cognition (thought processes) and how it relates to being able to get rid of squirrels in the attic, rats and mice in the attic, garage, basement and more:
Pilots who have stared at runway strobes for too long while waiting to take off have had their circadian rhythms (day/night internal clock) offset to the point that their sleep patterns have been effected up to about eight hours after they stared at a strobe.
Police cars and emergency vehicles have had to change their strobe patterns because the the models of strobes were believed to be the cause of a growing number of serious accidents. It was observed by police departments that too many police officers were being injured as a result of drunk drivers running into police vehicles that were pulled over on the side of the road in a routine traffic stops. It was discovered that drunk drivers would stare at the strobe lights (especially red and also white high intensity strobes) on the pulled over police vehicle and would continue to stare at the strobes as they approached the police car. While staring at the strobes several things happened. The drunk drivers would steer their cars toward the strobes and as they observed the strobes they became sleepy and fell asleep just before impacting the parked police cars. This phenomena is now referred to as the "moth effect".This discovery has played a part in the redevelopment of strobes and many advances in strobe technology.
In another study, performed by the Federal Aviation Administration, pilots and non-pilots were observed in the presence of strobes. Both groups reported sensations of dizziness, nausea and half the participants reported that they were having extreme difficulty staying awake, as the strobes seemed to be making them very sleepy. The FAA is very interested in strobes and pilots. In the early 1950's Cornell University discovered that strobes can cause pilots to crash. This discovery has led to FAA guidelines that a pilot turn off his/her wing strobes in a fog bank or cloud because it has been found that the strobe lights reflecting off the cloud/fog back into the cockpit can cause the pilot to become disoriented and crash. One effect that high intensity strobes have is Positive After Images. In the presence of high intensity strobes the brain makes an after image of the environment as a compensation for the suddenly dark environment - although this darkness is only for a fraction of a second. This after image conflicts with the new visual image of the environment the next time the strobe flashes. basically the strobe exposed brain has two images to deal with each time the strobe flashes - the last image (held in the brain as a positive after image) and the present flash image, which immediately becomes a positive after image when the environment becomes dramatically darker between flashes. Pilots are trained in special eye movement practices which help to counter this problem. In one study it was found that, in the presence of strobes, the experiment's subjects which were exposed to strobes during simple cognitive(thought) tasks took twice as long to perform the tasks as subjects which were not exposed to the strobes while performing the same cognitive tasks. In laboratory experiments strobes have been used to reset the circadian rhythms in rodents. If a vertebrate pest (rats, mice, bats, squirrels, raccoons, etc.) is exposed to a pest control strobe its circadian rhythms are disrupted and not only with it have sore eyes from the ciliary muscle effect, but it will also have difficulty re-establishing its normal sleep patterns because the strobe's effect on the pest's brain basically causes a temporary erasure of set biological patterns: In plain English it's like giving the pest a serious case of jet lag, slowing down their brains to half speed and making them dizzy and nauseous.
Third, Saccadic eye movements and how it relates to being able to get rid of squirrels, mice and bats in the attic, garage, storage room and more:
Saccadic eye movements are the tracking movements made by the eyes. If someone throws you a tennis ball the tracking movements that your eyes do as you observe the ball coming towards you are saccadic eye movements. Also, as you move through a space, such as walking through a room, the tracking movements that your eyes do as they monitor your movement and the environment you are moving through (recognition of the placement of objects in relation to your movement -furniture etc.) are saccadic eye movements.
It has been found that the brain literally "unplugs" cognition during these small movements. In most cases the suppression of cognition during saccadic eye movements is a brief as the eye movements themselves - fractions of a second. But in the presence of High Intensity Pest Control Strobes the saccadic eye movements are so numerous as a pest (Squirrel, Roof Rat, Raccoon, Bats etc.) tries to move through the environment that it literally causes the suspension of reasoning processes. If the exposure is prolonged and/or repeated as the rodent tries numerous time to return to its nesting area a sensitization occurs in the rat's, Squirrel's, Raccoon's, Bat's and other pests' brains. Put in simple terms the pest's brain actually becomes allergic to the strobes and this allergic reaction has been measured in rodents' brains up to a month after the initial exposure immediately upon re-exposure to the strobes. In addition to this rodents exposed to strobes have been shown to have a lower brain oxygen level during strobe exposure
and in a depression/heart study strobes (alone and in conjunction with other stimuli) were used and found to cause symptoms of depression and irregular heartbeats in prolong strobe exposed rats.
Fourth, Saccadic eye movements and REM sleep and how it relates to being able to get rid of squirrels, bats, mice and rats in the attic and garage:
Saccadic eye movements and REM sleep are extremely similar. REM stands for "rapid eye movement". REM sleep is the deep dream phase of sleep. It is called REM because of the eyes' rapid movements while the eyes are closed. Your eyes are actually moving as you observe things in your dreams. REM is a form of saccadic eye movements. I hypothesis that certain flash patterns coupled with saccadic eye movements accounts for the sleepiness of drunk drivers and the pilot sleepiness upon strobe exposure. It is my conjecture that the brain "switches" into sleep mode when exposure to certain strobe flash patterns coupled with the saccadic eye movements associated with such things as looking at numerous instrument gauges on a cockpit dash board. The dizziness and nausea, I believe are a result of the fact that a body is not actually in motion during REM sleep, and since the brain apparently supposes itself to be asleep any actual physical movement detected by the fluids in the inner ear causes the nausea and dizziness as a body defense mechanism. In effect your body is saying: "stop moving - you are asleep".
Fifth, The accumulative effect of how it all works together to get rid of squirrels, roof rats, norway rats, bats, raccoons and mice in the attic, basement and garage:
It has been found that even if a rodent such as a roof rat or squirrel lives in a wall area, and it passes through an attic area covered by the strobe light, that after a couple of days the roof rat, squirrel or other vertebrate pest gives up its abode even if it is not being directly hit by the light. Just having to pass by it on their way home is enough to drive them out.
The History of High Intensity Strobe Lights in Pest Control:
Strobe Lights have been used in pest control to get rid of pests since 1964 when a company marketed a one million candlepower strobe for avian (bird) pest control for use inside warehouses and factories. It was an AC powered strobe with wires hanging out of it with instructions to mount the strobe to a 1/2 inch conduit pipe and/or a junction box for connection to a power source whether hard wired or to a plug. It had an extremely limited bulb life (about 3 months) and therefore the instructions recommended that it be attached to a timing device to conserve bulb life. This avian pest control strobe, marketed to get rid of pigeons in warehouses, is still available and costs around $200.00.
In the early 1970 the United States Air Force did a pest control experiment to get rid of bats, in conjunction with a major university, using "High Intensity Strobe Lights" to get rid of bats and found the strobe lights effective in repelling the bats but the strobes were of such high intensity that they bothered the personnel and the use of the strobes was discontinued because of concern for the personnel which worked around the High Intensity Strobe Lights use in this pest control experiment.
The next use of High Intensity Pest Control Strobe Lights to get rid of pests was in 1982. These strobes were waterproof being as they were hung underwater to keep eels out of an inlet. This application was deemed a success. Since then Pest Control Strobe Lights have been used in dams and estuaries to keep the fish (stocked trout) from swimming to close to the dams and thus being sucked into the power production turbines. Strobes have also been used for orchard fruit bat control in Australia. High Intensity Pest Control Strobe Lights (100,00 Candle Power and above) have been use to deter livestock predation by wolves in the American West. Pest Control Strobes have been used for deterring deer, bears, coyotes, etc. In most of these applications the strobes were effective. In some applications they were not effective because what was used was not actually high intensity strobes but instead low intensity rotating flashing beacons incorrectly termed as "strobes". In most academic and commercial field applications of high intensity strobes (100,000 Candle Power Strobes in outdoor and "enclosed" areas - warehouses, airplane hangers, even recommended for use in chicken coups for fox predation by one university) , over the past several decades, satisfaction has been achieved and sustained. Unfortunately, as in many developments, "the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing" and so the wheel was "reinvented" several times.
After testing a number of strobes and shopping numerous factories I believe that Rodent Strobe strobes are the highest quality available! - And can get rid of squirrels and roof rats in the attic and more - usually within two days.
Get Rid of Grey Squirrels in the Attic
The Grey Squirrel's latin name is Sciurus Carolinensis. On average, squirrels lives for 3-5 years. Grey squirrels mate twice a year - in the early spring or late winter and in the summer. Adult female squirrels have two litters a year with 4-6 infant squirrels per litter. The mother squirrels will give birth to their baby squirrels about 45 days after mating. A typical litter has 4 to 6 baby squirrels. Baby squirrels are called "kittens". Baby squirrels are hairless when born and are blind for the first 10 weeks of their lives. Each litter does not get to leave its mother's nest for the first 10 to 12 weeks of its life. Baby squirrels are totally dependant on their mothers' milk to live. A pair of healthy squirrels could produce a dozen baby squirrels each year. In twelve months the juvenile squirrels become breeding adult squirrels. If you have squirrels that get into and live in your attic then there most likely are baby squirrels in your attic 40% of the year. Trapping Squirrels or poisoning squirrels, to get rid of squirrels in your attic, could leave baby squirrels up in your attic in a nesting site to die of starvation. A mother squirrel will nest in the safest place she can find to protect her young. A squirrel nest is called a "drey". Mother squirrels will construct nests with up to two rooms and a nursery. Attics are ideal places for mother squirrels to build nests. The cavities in the your home's walls are many times chosen by nesting squirrels - the radiant heat in the winter and the cool air from air conditioning make the interior house walls good nesting sites for mother squirrels. These cavities are accessed by the squirrel through top of the wall openings in your attic. If you use rat poison or a squirrel trap to try to get rid of squirrels in the attic, then you could be smelling dead, baby squirrels rotting in your attic or walls for weeks. And if you use a rat poison to kill the squirrels, the squirrel will often retreat to its nest in your attic to die and you will be smelling its rotting body for weeks. Often interior walls have to be cut into to get to and remove the dead squirrels. An attic squirrel may nest under attic flooring and the flooring will have to be removed to get rid of the dead squirrel in the attic. AND PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT, IF YOU HEAR SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE 4 TO 6 BABIES PER EACH MOTHER SQUIRREL IN THE ATTIC 40-50% OF THE YEAR. A MOTHER SQUIRREL IN A SQUIRREL TRAP, WHETHER CAUGHT IN A SNAP TYPE SQUIRREL TRAP OR A LIVE SQUIRREL TRAP AND CARRIED AWAY - OR - A POISONED MOTHER SQUIRREL - OR - A MOTHER SQUIRREL SHOT WITH A PELLET GUN COULD RESULT IN DEAD YOUNG SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC OR INTERIOR HOUSE WALLS LEFT TO DECAY AND SMELL.
Squirrels’ teeth are continually growing. Squirrels have 22 teeth. They gnaw and chew on just about anything. They even grind their teeth in their sleep. City officials of New York City attribute at least one power outage each day to squirrels. Squirrels actually cause more power outages than lightning in some states. In Georgia in 2006 there were 16,750 power outages caused by squirrels. Not all of these outages were caused by the squirrels’ chewing on the wires – some were just contact electrocutions but many were via contact with the metal wire after the squirrel chewed through the soft plastic wire jacket covering and the squirrel was electrocuted.
Squirrels like to chew on wiring in particular. They do not chew on the wiring to sharpen their teeth. The squirrels chew on wiring to get their teeth clean. Squirrels are the cleanest of the rodent family. A male grey squirrel will groom itself twice as much as a female squirrel. Squirrels use the bark of trees to get their teeth clean. Squirrels use a back and forth motion when chewing on the tree bark to get rid of plaque on their teeth. This serves as a sort of squirrel dental floss. And squirrels floss very regularly. The soft plastic outer jacket on home wiring is a perfect teeth cleaning material for a squirrel in the attic. Almost every attic with squirrels I have inspected has had wire damage. Almost every single one has had wires that an attic squirrel has chewed through to the copper wire center. If a squirrel in the attic chews through the wire outer jacket and exposes both the positive and the negative copper wires then the squirrel in the attic becomes a dead squirrel in the attic by means of electrocution. A squirrel in the attic that makes "contact" while chewing on attic wiring will often catch on fire as the electric currents cook the squirrel. Also, the "contact" made by squirrels in the attic chewing on wiring can cause an electrical "short" in the wiring. An eclectic short caused by squirrels in the attic or other wire chewing rodents in an attic cause an estimated 15,000 residential fires per year in the US.
Controlling Squirrels - How to get rid of squirrels in the attic without additional problems.
How to get rid of squirrels in the attic? - House sealing, squirrel trapping and removal, live traps, animal removal, squirrel removal, squirrel traps, rat traps, mice traps - what’s best to get rid of squirrels?
The scent glands of squirrels are located in their feet. As they run they leave little scent road maps for other squirrels to follow. The pheromones in rodent urine (squirrels are rodents) can last up to two years. Tree squirrels love to live in attics. It’s warmer, drier and safer from predators. Unfortunately most attics are not equipped with squirrel toilets. But this is not a problem for the squirrels - they will just urinate and defecate all over the attic. And I do mean all over. It is amazing to see an attic where squirrels have been residing. Raisin sized dung all over the place and matted down insulation which is stained with and smells of urine. It is truly nasty – but not to the squirrels. The urine and glands in the squirrels’ feet leave pheromone trails which are like a welcome mat or “attic for rent” sign for future squirrels. This is why squirrel trapping, poisoning, or house sealing has to be done over and over and over by homeowners at great cost each time and most definitely accumulatively. I know from experience and so does my pocketbook. I am in the pest control industry. I am, and have to be, familiar with many aspects of the industry. In one of the pest control classes I attended, 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 this, the inspectors would “shadow”/observe unawares a pest control operator and before an inspector does a site, chemical, equipment, paper work, and service vehicle inspection he/she would often watch the pest professional from a distance without the pest control operator’s knowledge he/she was being watched/inspected. The inspector teaching the class said that in the vast majority of the times an animal was live trapped at a customer’s residence or business the animal pest was unethically released within two blocks of where it was caught. In this case the pest would just return 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 class that our license would be in jeopardy if we were caught doing this unethical practice.
So if you hire a pest control company to live trap and/or seal your home or business - what certainty do you have that the pest control employee won’t just let the squirrel, mouse, or rat out of the live trap just down the street? Again this was not the exception but the majority according to the inspector’s class. And if you snap trap the pest, or glue trap the pest, or zap trap the pest – What keeps other animal pest from following the scent trail to your home or property?
Rat traps are designed for rats - not to get rid of squirrels! I am speaking of the snap trap variety of rat traps. I have seen a squirrel that was trapped in one of these rat traps and it did not kill the squirrel. The rat trap used to get rid of squirrels was placed in an attic by a well meaning husband trying to get rid of his squirrels in the 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 seven years! 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 leg ran to? It ran to a interior house wall trying to get to where its nest was. There's no place like home. The squirrel managed to force its broken leg through the wall opening in the attic with the rat trap still attached. But as it tried to leave the interior wall space to go back up into the attic the rat trap used as a squirrel trap became stuck and so was the injured squirrel. Unfortunately the squirrel had to be put down.
If you use a rat trap as a squirrel trap to get rid of squirrels - the squirrel(s) will usually not face an immediate death being as the rat traps are not designed to be used as a squirrel trap. The squirrel will definitely suffer and if it is able to move it will often retreat to its squirrel nest in your attic to die and rot and smell.
If you use a rat poison to get rid of squirrels or roof rats in your attic, besides the risk of it or its young dying in your attic or home's wall, is the risk of a sickened or dead family pet.
Every year there a hundreds of cases of secondary poisonings from a dog or cat chewing on or partially ingesting poisoned roof rats, mice or attic squirrels. If a dog or cat finds dead attic squirrels or roof rats - and they can smell them out, they find what to them is a chew toy and/or an extra meal. As they carry around the dead attic squirrel or roof rat in their mouths, as some kind of trophy, they are ingesting the very poisons that killed the rat. At least, your pet could get sick and sometimes they die. This death will occur some times because there is often, over time, more than one dead rat or squirrel that they find and the poisons accumulate in the pet's blood stream until it becomes sick and dies, or at least runs up a considerable veterinary bill.
With the Rodent Strobe line of pest control strobe lights these problems are addressed.
First, we have found that if squirrels or roof rats are living in a house wall that the attic squirrels or roof rats accesses through a space that is protected by a high intensity strobe that the squirrels or roof rats in the attic will give up going to their nesting area in the wall. It just is not worth it - see our How It Works page.
Attic squirrels and rats are good mothers and it can be hard to get rid of them - BUT if they leave your attic they usually take their babies with them.
Second, Attic squirrels and roof rats / attic rats are good mothers. If their young squirrels or roof rats 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 mother attic squirrels and roof rats / attic rats to get and to move their young from your attic. Then when all the attic squirrels, roof rats in attic, raccoons, etc., are gone - turn on the strobes and leave them on. Problem solved! No dead, rotting squirrels or roof rats in your attic or walls. No dead or sick family pets. No repeating and repeating the squirrel trapping, or rat trapping nightmare in order to get rid of squirrels and roof rats in the attic.
Getting Rid of Squirrels in the Attic - Getting Rid of Roof Rats in the Attic - Getting Rid of Raccoons in the Attic by means of ultrasonic pest control, ultrasonic repellents, ultrasonic repellers?
Been there, done that too! It did not get rid of my roof rat problem in my attic. 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. Yeah buddy. Did you know that several of the leading vertebrate pest specialists - PhD. Professors, experts in the field have tried to get the Federal Trade Commission to ban ultrasonic pest control devises because they do not work? The 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.
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 was meandering around for several seconds before he was able to secure his hand on the switch and turn the lights on. I was one happy camper.
With the Rodent Strobe line of pest control strobe lights the problem of habituation is completely solved. The squirrels, roof rats and mice can not adapt to the constant high intensity lightning bright flashes. We have found that if squirrels or roof rats are living in a house wall that the squirrels or roof rats access through a space that is protected by a high intensity strobe that the squirrels or roof rats will give up going to their nesting area in the wall. It just is not worth it - see our How It Works page.
If the squirrels' or roof rats' young are in what the squirrels' or roof rats' mothers deem as an "unsafe" area the mother squirrels or roof rats will move their baby squirrels or roof rats to another place that are seen 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 attic squirrels, attic rats, raccoons, etc., are gone - turn on the strobes and leave them on (they are extremely energy efficient - only 4.8 watts). 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.
Squirrels will migrate – in mass. In 1791 in Ohio the squirrels' population numbers exploded and squirrels in mass migrated to the town of Belpre and consumed the entire area’s corn crop. The squirrels then in mass swam across the Ohio River into West Virginia and began devouring the corn crops there.
Squirrels are solitary creatures. Each squirrel usually lives alone in its nest. In the cold winter the squirrels will share a nesting area to get and to keep warmer. Squirrels usually cluster in loose groups up to about twelve squirrels. So, if you hear squirrels in your attic you may have a migrating population of squirrels that will stay in numbers of one to a full dozen in your attic. An acre of area may contain multiple groups of squirrels. If you get rid of some of the squirrels– well, if you’ve built it they (other squirrels) will come.
There are about three hundred varieties of squirrels.
Squirrels have brains about the size of a walnut.
Squirrels communicate with each other through different chirps.
Squirrels can run fast. Squirrels can run up to a speed of about twenty miles per hour.
Squirrels eat up to 2 pounds of food each week. A squirrel's diet consists of nuts, acorns, bird seed, bird eggs, mushrooms, corn, wheat, insects, garbage, and berries. Squirrels scent mark their food before they hide it for the winter.
Squirrels have double-jointed hind legs. This aids squirrels in their ability to get up and down trees quickly.
Squirrels can fall up to 100 feet without injury.
Squirrels have 4 toes on their front feet. The nails on their front feet are very sharp which helps them hold onto surfaces they are climbing.
Squirrels have 5 toes on their back feet.
The Eastern Grey Squirrel can also be found in Western states as well as in Ireland, England and South Africa.
Squirrels get the name "Squirrels" from a Greek word meaning "shadow tail".
Male attic squirrels can "scent" female squirrels in heat a mile away.
Squirrels can jump a distance of approximately 20 feet.
Squirrels are found on almost every continent.
Attic Squirrels have eyes on the sides of their head which allows them to see behind themselves.
Squirrel predators include snakes, cats, owls, hawks, foxes, bobcats and raccoons to name a few.
Squirrels will get a nut clean before burying it. The squirrels will first crack the nuts open with their sharp teeth. Squirrels will then lick the nut to get rid of dirt and get it clean. The squirrels will also rub the nut on its face to get rid of dirt and get the nut clean. Both the licking and the rubbing of nuts by squirrels will get the nuts clean and also will mark the nuts with the squirrels' scent and make the nuts easier to find after the squirrels bury them. Squirrels can find the nuts even under a foot of snow. If you have squirrels in the attic they will also hide nuts in the attic. I have been in a attic where multiple squirrels lived and it was littered with peanuts and peanut shells that a neighbor threw out in his yard to feed the squirrels. The squirrels in the attic had done extensive wire damage - with multiple chewed through and copper exposed wire. Attic squirrels may be cute in the yard but they are a fire hazard in an attic. This is why it is so important to get rid of squirrels in the attic.
When attic squirrels sense danger their first instinct is to stand perfectly still. I remember a particular squirrel in an attic that upon seeing me "froze" and stood still for a minute or two looking straight at me without so much as a twitch. The squirrel in the attic did not run away until I moved towards the "frozen" squirrel.
A attic squirrel's meandering path while crossing a road is its way of confusing an on-coming car. This very squirrel behavior causes the death of thousands of squirrels each year as this squirrel behavior causes them to run right back in front of the car they are trying to get away from. Many a homeowner has had to call a pest control professional to find and get rid of dead baby squirrels in the attic - squirrels that have been orphaned by a neighbor's car.
When a squirrel's nest becomes infested with parasites and fleas it will move to a different nest.