Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Squirrels in the Attic

We have squirrels in our attic.  And our walls, and the floor between the two floors, and... well... where ever else they've decided to tunnel though in the house. They used to keep me up at night as they hauled in their acorns through a hole in the attic above my bedroom or scampering about playing tag in the middle of the night.

We've since closed the hole under the roof eve that they came in through and set out cereal baited live traps in two of the storage rooms we've heard them in. 

We thought the cereal was a better solution then the poisoning option our landlord would like to go for.   I'm sure he's thought that through and knows that when the damned things die IN THE WALLS we'll be calling him back in to remove the rotting bodies via random holes IN THE WALLS.  Because, that's sure to be where the critters will be when they finally kick the bucket. 

However, after this morning, I'm beginning to rethink the whole poison solution... 
Mainly because I think the little shits are taunting us. 

Yes, that right there is an acorn.  In the storage room.  Containing the baited trap.



  1. sounds like it might be time to borrow George's gun ... lol!

  2. We had squirrels in our attic when I was a kid - we left a radio playing really loud in the attic during the day while we were all at school/work. It worked, they ran out and we patched the holes so that they couldn't get in.

  3. Joelle- That would work great... if either Jer or I could aim worth a darn. Also if we'd see the bastards. As of yet, we only hear them and see evidence of their invasion.

    Lindsey- I guess I should have noted that our attic is sealed shut and our half-ass LL doesn't seem to be in any hurry to unseal it. Even still, never would have thought playing loud music would run them out. Huh. Learn something new every day.

  4. Either squirrels or really smart rats! ;)

  5. Ha! I'm betting on squirrels. Rats/mice usually shit all over the place to let us know when they've found a new way in the house. And then it's usually on my kitchen counters as they go looking for food. Gross little bastards...