Squirrels can also pose problems for homeowners. Both gray and flying squirrels usually begin to enter homes in the late fall as the evening temperatures drop, looking for a warm place to nest for the winter. They can be found in attics, exterior walls and even between floors, using insulation as nesting material. Their playful nature and early rising times are what give their presence away to residents as they hear scratching in the attic or movement at dawn, making squirrel exclusion sometimes necessary just to get some rest.
Squirrels can do considerable damage to the exterior trim and siding of a home as they widen their current hole or make a new one. Once in the home, they can gnaw on just about anything, including electrical wiring, which can cause a short or a fire. Squirrels can also carry fleas and other unwanted hitchhikers that will infest your home after they gain entry.
Our highly trained squirrel removal professionals will determine how squirrels are gaining access to your home, trap and remove them and then take the necessary steps to ensure complete squirrel exclusion.
There are ways to eliminate squirrels in the event they enter your attic or crawl space. First, seal up all entry points except one. Then, give the squirrels an incentive to leave by making is less comfortable for them (e.g., playing loud music and turn the lights on). In most cases, however, it is best to let a trained professional remove squirrels and other wildlife from your home. Our experts are standing by ready to help!