I have some squirrel that love running on top of my roof that I'm trying to get rid of.

I am considering using bird spike strips to deter squirrels from getting on my roof. I was wondering if applying them on the bottom and sides of the gutters would work. Has anyone tried doing this?

Context: I used to have a tree that the squirrel used to get easy access to the roof and it must have hoarded stuff on the roof. The squirrel is pretty determined since there is no tree branch within 20 feet and the roof is a 2nd story roof.

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    Why are the squirrels running on your house? Are there nuts up there? Are there overhanging branches close to the house? Dec 20, 2018 at 18:37
  • A better description of the problem and/or photos are needed here. The question is unanswerable as it is.
    – isherwood
    Dec 20, 2018 at 19:03
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    First you need to know where/how the are getting on the roof. Try a plastic bird of prey at the point they are accessing the roof, one that feeds on squirrels in your area. It works for pigeons. ??
    – Alaska Man
    Dec 20, 2018 at 19:54
  • The squirrels here are used to that. They ignore fake owls and rubber snakes.
    – tk421
    Dec 20, 2018 at 19:58
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    bird spikes do not deter squirels on fences (see amazon reviews) let alone on a roof where their claws can grip bricks ect to get around. At any rate squirels are far more intelligent than some of these obnoxious commenters asking you to delete!
    – onepound
    Jan 10, 2019 at 11:46


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