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Squirrels are tricky; it seems like no matter what you do, they find a way into your home. There are options for squirrel control, including squirrel repellents, but do they work?

Pros and Cons of Squirrel Repellent

There are many reasons why people opt for squirrel repellents, but the main reason is their ease of use. Most squirrel repellents come in one of three forms: a spray bottle, pellets, or an ultrasonic device. They are also affordable, as a large bottle of spray repellent costs a bit less than a single trap. Beyond price and usability, the use of humane ingredients is often a selling point for squirrel repellents.

As for the cons…

  • Unless you understand how to search for and identify entry points, you aren’t getting the most out of your squirrel repellent.
  • If you have a large property, a spray bottle or jar of pellets probably won’t get you far.
  • They may inadvertently repel other animals, including pets such as cats and dogs.
  • They don’t always work. You may spend hundreds on a full arsenal of squirrel repellent without solving the problem.

Professional Help

If you have squirrels in your home, don’t leave the job to a repellent — call a professional. When it comes to squirrel prevention and control, the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando are the best around. We’ll use proper techniques and equipment to remove the squirrels and make sure they don’t come back. Call us today at 407.295.7194 to learn more or schedule a free inspection!


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