Question: I'd like info on where to place it, how to place it, best time of day to do this???? The squirrels start making a racket at about 6 a.m. and continue for a few hours. When it is quiet, does that mean they are away from the attic? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, as a general rule.....when it is quiet that means they have left the attic. I usually do strobe installations between 10 AM and 2 PM. Before entering the attic, I usually make a lot a noise by banging on the drop staircase and then stop and listen for any noise coming from the attic.
If you are installing just one strobe......then it is best to install it in the attic area where you hear the most noise.
Sometimes, I suggest moving the strobe around to different spots if you are cost conscious and do not want to buy a second strobe. If you have a long term squirrel infestation and the attic area is large, they will move to a dark place in the attic and it becomes necessary to buy additional strobes......if it is inconvenient to keep moving the one strobe around.
Usually within a day or two after a strobe installation, the squirrels simply leave. If there are 2 holes, make sure at least 1 hole remains open for the squirrels to come and go as they please. Leaving the hole open for 30 days is suggested as a training period in which the squirrels learn to "hate your house".
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