Recently we told you the story of the Patterson, NY man who was arrested for trapping and painting squirrels.

WRKI and WINE logo
Get our free mobile app

According to LoHud: an official said that he was using a toxic paint, and was INTENTIONALLY harming them because he didn't want them coming onto his property. Believe it or not, this is NOT the best, safest or nicest way to deal with a squirrel problem.

We spoke about the situation on the I-95 Morning Show on Thursday (1/19/23).

Check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast on Apple and Spotify

After the segment, one of our faithful listeners reached out to share some helpful information, his name is Craig Lewis and he did animal "nuissance control" for years. Craig offered his exprt advice on the proper way of dealing with squirrels.

Here is what he shared: "Trying to remove squirrels just because they are on your property is just fruitless. More will fill the void and quickly. Getting them out of a structure is different , remove the squirrels and close any access points securely."

Craig's Tips For Keeping Them Out of Your Yard

  • Habitat modification is the key, remove any food sources like bird feeders.
  • Cut back tree branches over hanging house with at least a 10ft gap keeps them out of your attic.
  • One thing that will keep them out of your yard is an aggressive dog that will chase them away.
  • Another thing that works is they have motion detecting water sprinklers that activate when they see movement and runs for a couple seconds.

He added: "It's not good to trap them then as you you live the young to die without parents to care for them."

Craig's Squirrel Fun Facts

  • Squirrel nests are called 'dreys.'
  • Flying squirrels live in this area but are hardly seen as they are small like a chipmunk. and are nocturnal.
  • Flying squirrels live in colony and you can have 50-100 in an attic.
  • Red and gray squirrels live in family units with a few to maybe 10.
A chipmunk is holding peanut.

More on Craig "The Critter Guy" Lewis

He has so many more credentials that I don't have time to list them all. I didn't even know any of those orgnizations existed, but they are real and it is kind of amazing. I met Craig in Danbury and we traded tunnel stories, I love underground tunnels and he has a lot of information about where to find them. You never know who you're going to meet and what role they will play in your life.

Craig is now our "Nuissance Control" Correspondeant on the I-95 Morning Show. HIRED! There is no pay.

More on the Patterson man who was arrested for painting squirrels in my article: "Patterson Man in Boiling Hot Water Over Alleged Squirrel Cruelty." 

All Along the Posh Tower, Glorious $15 Million Connecticut Estate Hits the Market

This home is not a home it’s not an address, it’s 3 full addresses in a gated community, that sits inside a gated community. It’s a playground, a trophy and a showpiece for anyone who can afford the price tag. Here’s how I will do this; the top line will be what I’d say to you, if I was the realtor, and the bottom line will be wiseass commentary for my own sick amusement. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

I-95 Morning Show Hot Take: 4 of Greater Danbury's Best Bars for 'The Big Game'

Where to go for the the game of the sports year? These 4 Greater Danbury bars have everything a football fan could want for a perfect "Big Game" Sunday. This is the I-95 Morning Show Fab Four Sports Bars. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: These opinions come from 4 thick headed dudes who don't like leaving their homes to go anywhere. Check that, 3 dudes who don't want to go anywhere and 1 guy who will show up to a ribbon cutting ceremony for an Orange Julius. THIS IS NOT A PAID AD! We just love these places so take that for what it is worth. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

15 of Connecticut's Most Wanted Bank Robbery Suspects of the 2020's

Imagine if you will, being passed a note that says "give me all the money." It sounds like a cheesy line from a low-budget Hollywood stinker but for some CT bank tellers it was a terrifying, real-life scenario. These are 15 of Connecticut's Most Wanted Bank Robbery Suspects of the 2020's.

NOTE: These are photos of suspects and all parties are innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Data Uncovers CT's 7 Most Popular TV Shows - Not My Vibe

Connecticut residents are'nt just watching a ton of Netflix shows, they are searching for them in big numbers. CSGO Luck conducted a study using Google data to find Connecticut's Most searched TV shows of 2023. I like some of these shows but if I were making a Top 7 list, this would not be my "vibe" to borrow a word from my wife.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

More From WRKI and WINE