Most everyone has heard or read my explanations on how to run critters (rats, mice, squirrels, etc.) out of an attic. Well, I stumbled on a new tactic. Long story short, I talked Christie (the wife) into letting me purchase a remote control electronic call for predators like coyotes and bobcats. This was for a hunt I had planned. Life happened and I didn’t make the hunt. About 2 months after the failed trip, Christie heard something scurrying around in the attic on a Monday morning. Like the good husband I am, I put if off for about week. After several stern marital reminders, I had to get it handled.
I keep a bottle of fox urine for just such an occasion but decided to try the call. I put the brand new, never used, electronic call in the attic and walked outside with the remote. Pressed the correct buttons for a coyote howl and turned up the volume. I walked around the house looking for the exit of the offending creature. After about a minute, I realized that I couldn’t hear the call and headed for the front door. Just about the time I reached the door, every dog in the neighborhood starts howling. That’s a good indication that the call was working. But I was still unsure of my success in this critter ejection project.
Off to work the next morning and noticed the normal morning critters (rabbits and squirrels) were missing. The evening yielded the same results. Christie informed me I was such a great husband. At least when it comes to running critters out of the attic. The rabbits and squirrels stayed gone for about 10 days and then slowly started to return. I have not tried the call since. But then I have not had a problem. Wells Brothers will be selling a remote control electronic predator call by the end of September. We’ll post on Facebook when they arrive. They are on the expensive side and they do need batteries. The fox urine route will only set you back about $30.00.
If you’ve never heard a coyote howl, click here to find out what they sound like.