I found your web site whilst seeking information about controlling squirrels. I would like some information on the best product or combination of products to use for my problem.
There are a great many squirrels in our area (east side of Dallas, Texas). I don’t know what kind they are, but they are mostly reddish-brown and active in the daytime. I have not had any problems with them for fifteen years. Recently, however, a squirrel (possibly more than one) has been getting into my motorcycle, which is parked (under a cloth cover) under an attached carport (my car is also parked there). The squirrel has done some damage, in particular chewing wires and shredding a cover I placed over the windscreen.
I don’t want to harm the squirrels unless there is no other way to control them. I’d like to avoid trapping them so I don’t have to take them away. I just want to keep them away from my property. I am considering using both a chemical deterrent, such as Ropel (745274), and an electronic repellent, such as TX-Pro (747810). In your estimation, would this combination be effective? Are there better choices? I want the most effective repeller that you have. I want the product I use not to have any qualities that I might find offensive, such as a foul odor. Thanks.
I would like to commend you on your web site. Your web site is very thorough, and you seem particularly knowledgeable about pest control.
It's rare that someone identifies the exact products I'd recommend but obviously you have read our SQUIRREL CONTROL ARTICLE. In fact, the ROPEL can be applied to anything they're targeting. This should be done via a rag or paint brush. Though spraying would be just as effective, you would probably be wasting some on areas you don't have to treat and the Ropel might leave water like marks on any painted or chrome finish. Using a rag or brush will enable you to apply it precisely eliminating this from happening.
As for the using some Ultra Sound; again you are right on the mark. These devices work excellent for situations like this. Motorcycles are small enough so that you can get great coverage effectively protecting the motorcycle with just one unit. And the one I'd recommend would in fact be the TX-PRO. It works well for squirrels, chipmunks, rats and mice so no matter what tries to target your bike, you'll have it covered.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Squirrel Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/squirrels.html
TX-Pro Ultra Sound Repeller: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page369.html#747810