When I bought my house a little over two years ago, unbeknownst to me, it came with tenants.
Now, thankfully, squirrels have no tenants’ rights, especially when they aren’t paying rent and seem to destroy their living spaces by turning wires into nesting material.
So I had them evicted.
Two years later, I’m pretty convinced they’re back.
They’re sneaky little buggers, so I haven’t heard them in the attic yet, but I’ve noticed a lot of squirrels climbing up the side of the house (straight up the brick!) and there’s also a bit of insulation in my front yard. I’d say those are signs.
Admittedly, the last eviction probably wasn’t done properly. It was done by the seller’s agent during the closing process, so they probably did the bare minimum. No luck this time, squirrels.
Of course, I am a total sucker, so I found a pest control company that specializes in animals (instead of bugs) and that simply traps and relocates rather than kills the squirrels. I know they’re just big rats with tails, but I don’t want to kill them! I just want them to live somewhere other than in my attic.
So for now, it’s squirrel trappin’ time. Unless I can convince them to pay rent and not build their nests out of my electrical wires. Then they are welcome to stay.
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