So we’ve had an ongoing issue with squirrels getting into the attic. We tried patching the conceivable entrances. We tried the plug in high frequency noise makers. Somehow the squirrels persevered. The little f-ers have eaten away at furniture stored in our attic, and eaten part of our overhangs that we have twice had patched and painted costing over $1,000. So this handy-man we have used mentions a solution that he swears has worked for others. He suggests we throw mothballs in the attic and that will keep them away. This sounds reasonable, so two weeks back - without doing any research - I buy four small boxes of mothballs and proceed to throw them ALL over my attic. Within 5 minutes I knew I made a horrible mistake as the toxic stench of mothballs was permeating my house. Not a whiff here and there, but a full on stench. I spent the first two days “spelunking” in my freaking attic trying to recover mothballs from the deepest recesses of my attic. I developed a system of high-powered lamps, 2x4’s spread across the existing ceiling framing, knee pads, ventilation mask, and an extendable “pincher” to pick stuff up from afar. This was one of the worst experiences of my life. Sure, some mothballs are visible on the surface, but the ventilation is like snow and many of the balls dipped under the surface. After 15+ hours in the attic, I probably got half the mothballs. Two weeks later the house still smells. We have aired out the house as much as possible, including all windows and doors open accompanied by a system of fans to force as much air as possible. We have several bags of volcanic rock natural deodorizer. We have a few jars of “fresh scent” which is another all natural solution. We have tried bowls of vinegar and plates of fennel seed. Someone just suggested I rent an ozone generator from a janitor supply shop. Anyone know anything about them???? Someone also suggested I set up multiple fans in the attic to foster a circular air pattern, so I will try that next. I have read that mothballs evaporate over time, but this sucks soooo bad! Anyone have other suggestions? PS – the squirrels are gone.