Squirrels can be entertaining to watch—jumping, playing, and swinging like acrobats. But, for the most part, they’re mischievous little rodents who sometimes get into, and mess up, our homes.

You need to get rid of them; but, issues of conscious aside, killing them isn’t the solution, since they might die inside your home, creating a smellier problem.

The solution, believe it not, may be shaving cream. Squirrels hate the stuff. If you have squirrels in your chimney, attic, or attacking food in bird feeders; try creating a barrier of shaving cream.

And, here’s another suggestion. While it may smell good to you, squirrels also hate the smell of after-shave lotion even more.

So if these furry little acrobats have invaded your home, don’t reach for the poison. Just give them a fragrant splash and watch them run away.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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