Many homeowners love to watch the acrobats of the animal kingdom, squirrels. They are entertaining little furballs with their speed, ingenuity, and Spidermanesque abilities. Unfortunately, while the animal has capabilities that would make even the strongest superhero jealous, it does not have the same moral compass or ability to understand the severity of its actions, leading to many, once jolly, homeowners cursing the day they saw it in their yard.
When the spring comes around, squirrels are in a frenzy to nest and have babies. Unfortunately for homeowners, their houses look quite appealing to the foraging creatures. Because of the animal’s ingenuity, a determined squirrel can and will expose any vulnerabilities in your home’s structure, likely making its way into your attic and requiring the skills of squirrel removal Madison specialists.
Many homeowners do not want to get wildlife control involved because they worry about the potential expense. Instead, they invest in DIY and commercial repellent “solutions” to expel the animals from their houses. Unfortunately, taking such actions often results in more significant expenses down the road.
DIY and Commercial Repellents Don’t Work
While some repellents can work for deterring squirrels, like male raccoon eviction fluid, most options will not work, especially for a squirrel family already nesting in your home. You have to remember; a squirrel made its way inside your attic or house because it was the best of all the other options available. Once the animal has a nest, it is unlikely it will leave, regardless of the number of mothballs your dump into the space. The animal has determined your home is safe, so it will not go so easily.
Squirrels Like To Nest and Dig In
Think of it this way. You purchased or built your home because it was the best option for you, and it likely feels comfortable. The squirrel did the same thing. How likely are you to leave because the neighbors are loud or occasionally put out smelly trash on the curb? Someone would have to evict you forcefully to get you to vacate the premises. Therefore, squirrel deterrents should not be scent or noise-based; they should be legitimate entry barriers.
Try Home Repair Products
Some of the best deterrents for squirrel infestations are home repair products, preferably metal. You can use heavy-gauge steel mesh or metal flashing over vulnerable entry points to prevent nesting. However, before you opt for sealing off all possible entries, ensure that the animals are not trapped inside. You want the squirrel and their family to find their way out, preventing further structural damage and ensuring the animals are removed humanely. Still, it is not recommended that homeowners perform a DIY removal.
Call a Professional
Wildlife control technicians understand the species that inhabit your home and property. They have the experience to find entry points that others cannot. If you believe you have a squirrel problem, do not attempt to resolve it alone. Contact a humane wildlife service for a property assessment and help. Most professionals will make it out to your property within a day.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a well-respected service. All of the technicians working for the company understand the ecological significance of every animal species. They will do everything in their power to free your home of wildlife without harming the animals. Not every service will go to the lengths that Skedaddle is willing to protect homeowners and wildlife. If you care for your home and the animals and nature that are a part of your community, then contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for a property assessment and to determine the extent of your current animal problem. While repellents might work before nesting occurs, after, you will need professional assistance.