Unwanted Guests?

Animal Aid encourages tolerance but there are times when we may need to deter an animal from a particular area, such as a squirrel who has taken up residence in your attic. Thankfully, many unwanted visitors can be deterred quite easily.

Once you know what attracts an animal to your home or garden, it can be changed. Often, the problem is that we leave food out or bins unsecured, but it may just be that your garage or rooftop is a cosy place out of the rain.

We have put together some informative and easy-to-follow advice sheets for more information about humanely deterring wildlife effectively. You can also download our Alternatives to Culling report for further information on deterring wildlife.

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Covid-19 update:
We recognise that not all of our recommendations are currently accessible at this time, as some shops that sell recommended products are currently closed. The majority of our advice is still applicable, and lots of the products we recommend to help humanely deter animals (e.g. mouse-proof mesh and repellents) are still widely available to order from online retailers.
We are confident that the advice we offer is still largely useful, but if you need any further specific guidance please email info@animalaid.org.uk.