Chipmunks and rodents have a great sense of smell and can smell the mothballs from far distances.
Do mothballs get rid of squirrels in the attic.
But unlike moth larvae squirrels do not live in drawers and cupboards so mothballs are not designed to be used for squirrels.
If you re experiencing a problem with squirrels inside or outside of your home the use of mothballs might save the day at least for a while.
Cute as can be from a distance their presence in an attic ceiling or wall can be annoying or worse.
This is their proper use.
Squirrels can die in your home s walls or attic it is not pleasant to think about but if you use moth balls to repel squirrels you are at risk for the consequences of having squirrels die in your home where you cannot get to them to remove them.
Apply pepper based repellent and mothballs to get rid of squirrels in the attic if there is anything that the squirrels are afraid of it must be the spicy scent.
Mothballs contain the chemical naphthalene.
Do mothballs or ammonia help repel squirrels.
Naphthalene has a very strong odor that chipmunks and squirrels detest.
Mother squirrels normally bear two litters per year and once they have built their nest in a safe place they are reluctant to move.
Mothballs will deter chipmunks and squirrels from your home.
Mothballs are normally placed in the attic to chase squirrels away.
This is because the smell of the mothballs over time fades and the squirrels will get back.
It is by their nature that squirrels won t get close to things with strong spicy flavor.
So some not so bright individuals thought of using mothballs in their attics as a deterrent for nesting squirrels but apparently the pesticides are heavier than air causing the vapors to eventually drift down into the living space of the home where the occupants were breathing them in and out all day long.
If you smell a strong odor of decomposition then you may have reason to suspect this is the case.
When it comes to establishing residence squirrels are persistent.
Mothballs are made of naphthalene and work to remove squirrels from your attic.