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Milwaukee Homeowners’ Guide To Summer Squirrel Removal

Squirrels can easily put both your property and family at risk, and happen to be one of the most common pests that plague homeowners throughout the nation. They are also very common in Milwaukee as it is surrounded by large bodies of water. If you’re currently plagued by a few of these cute yet destructive critters and are considering professional Milwaukee squirrel removal services, you’re on the right path. In the meantime, some common DIY ways of removing these rodents from your home include:

  • Trapping and caging
  • Using frightening devices
  • Resorting to chemicals

Trapping and Caging

While contacting the professionals should be your first reaction to a squirrel problem, trapping and caging as well as other methods listed here could prove helpful for a mild problem. When it comes to trapping, you can choose from a number of different traps. Body grip traps are one option, but they are meant to be lethal, which are often cruel and inhumane. One-way door cages are another choice for helping to remove squirrels from your home. But, it doesn’t stop them from coming back and chewing a new way into your home. You can also try live bait traps that are more humane and most practical of the three. But, before you go out and buy traps, check to see whether trapping squirrels is LEGAL in your area.

Squirrels in attics are capable of chewing wiring, insulation and structural wood

Using Frightening Devices

Another tactic you can try to use when faced with a squirrel infestation is “persuading” the invaders to leave on their own rather than trapping and physically removing them yourself. The tools and techniques designed for this mostly include frightening devices such as ultrasonic sound producers, radio noise and strobe lights. Though, it needs to be said that these methods rarely prove successful as squirrels may simply ignore them if they’re caring for their young or just get used to the devices.

Resorting To Chemicals

It is highly important to understand that chemicals such as poison and repellents aren’t humane or particularly effective in most cases. They can also be illegal in your area. Squirrels are exceptionally territorial and can’t be easily swayed to find a new home just because of smells caused by repellents. Besides, smells can perhaps discourage squirrels from living in your yard but will do little to make them go away completely, if the critters already have a nest in your home. On the other hand, poisoning the squirrels is a similarly bad idea as it may be illegal in your area and the decomposing carcass may create a health hazard for your family. Additionally, it is inhumane to poison a mother squirrel and orphan the babies.

Squirrels have oily fur that will stain around their entry points

What are you to do? Get in Touch With Skedaddle

If you’re looking for the absolute most effective way of getting rid of squirrels from your home, your safest bet is to hire a professional. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been in the wildlife removal business for more than two decades and has successfully handled a wide array of infestation problems. More than 200,000 homeowners to date can testify to that and the thing that sets Skedaddle out from the rest is the fact that the company focuses on a humane removal process. This means both adults and baby animals are taken care of gently and without stress, as well as reunited after removal. Get in touch with Skedaddle today in order to benefit from the expert services of the number one Milwaukee squirrel removal specialist.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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