Our comprehensive 50 point home inspection is designed to determine squirrel entry points and home damage. The attic is a common den site for squirrels where they gain accessing by chewing holes or slipping in between building materials. We then use hands-on removal techniques to humanely evict the squirrels. We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.
Squirrels are notorious for creating large, messy nests within their den site and causing damage through chewing. Skedaddle will thoroughly clear away any nesting material and debris from the den and clean up the mess left behind. We can also replace soiled insulation and damaged ductwork if required.
Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.
Our final step is making sure your home is protected, not only against the current intruders, but all the other squirrels in your neighbourhood. To keep them out we will secure the entry points we identified, as well any other potential vulnerabilities.We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.
When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!
From the Deep Creek region in the west to the Delmarva peninsula, squirrels in Maryland are a familiar sight. These creatures love to nest in such trees as oak, maple and hickory, all of which grow across the state. Wild squirrels typically build their nests in these kinds of trees, but sometimes they can also make their way into the cozy nooks of your home.
If you are noticing squirrel activity in your walls, attic or other home spaces, we can help solve your issue and reclaim your property. If squirrels settle into your residence, they can bring health problems with them or cause damage to your home, either directly to the structure or to the wiring. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control provides squirrel removal in Anne Arundel County when these animals go from an occasional cute sight to a live-in nuisance.
Gray squirrels are the most common type of squirrel we deal with in Anne Arundel County. These ubiquitous squirrels are seemingly everywhere, even in downtown Baltimore City. Our team understands the habits and diet of these common animals, and we can provide solutions for gray squirrel problems throughout the state.
Anne Arundel County hosts a variety of squirrels, including the red squirrel, eastern fox squirrel, and southern flying squirrel. Notably, the Eastern Shore of Maryland is home to the Delmar fox squirrel, a species once threatened with extinction. Our team of professionals is expertly trained to manage these species effectively, ensuring your property remains safe and damage-free.
Skedaddle understands how the seasons impact squirrel habits and behaviors. In the summer, squirrels tend to be the most active, scrounging for food and nesting with their young. In the fall, their activity level doesn’t decrease significantly. Squirrels are also still active once the weather turns colder. However, they may have a more difficult time looking for food and shelter, and homes in older residential areas may be vulnerable to squirrels trying to get inside. Understanding the behaviors of these animals is essential to safe and effective squirrel removal.
Squirrels can cause several problems for residents. In city areas like Annapolis, squirrels often eat left-behind trash and are sometimes bold enough to get into your garbage cans or recycling, looking for a meal. Squirrels can also sometimes take over your backyard bird feeder and gorge themselves on bird seed.
Another potential problem is when squirrels get inside your home by chewing through the roof material. Once inside, squirrels can cause significant damage to your home. They may chew electrical wires, eat insulation, damage walls, and leave behind a huge, toxic mess of urine and droppings.
If you see or hear some of the signs of a squirrel problem, it’s important to act quickly and contact our team right away. Taking immediate action may prevent the squirrels from further damaging your home.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers solutions for squirrel problems in Anne Arundel County. If you have a large population of gray squirrels taking over your yard, we can take action to prevent additional issues or damage to your property. When squirrels invade your home, it’s crucial to engage a team of professionals skilled at humane squirrel removal in Edgewater, Parole, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas, ensuring the issue is resolved safely and effectively.
The first step of squirrel removal is identifying the problem. There are subtle signs of a squirrel issue that we can recognize at Skedaddle. We start by listening for squeaking or scratching noises coming from the ceiling, walls, or attic. We also look for a strong, unpleasant odor coming from certain parts of your home.
The next step in our process involves locating the nest. Squirrel nests look similar to a bird’s nest but are larger and messier. Squirrels are opportunists when making their nests, using materials such as grass, twigs, leaves, or soft materials from your home.
After we find the nest, we then assess the situation and determine if there are young present. We use technology like thermal image cameras to locate the nest and determine if the nest is occupied. If the nest has baby squirrels, we make a plan to remove and relocate them humanely.
Next, we begin the process of removing the squirrels. If babies are present, we carefully remove them one by one by hand and place them in a nesting reunion box. We then work to remove adult squirrels from the home, including the mother. We help the squirrels find each other again outside, away from your property and encourage them to relocate their nest to a safer place.
Once we have safely removed the animals from your home, we professionally clean and sanitize the space. Our techniques make it so there is no trace of wildlife left behind in your home. Squirrels may be carrying various mites and parasites, and their droppings and urine can be toxic. We clear away the debris and damage from the squirrels so you can reclaim your space.
Anne Arundel County has a thriving community of squirrels that have adapted to life in different types of neighborhoods and habitats. The availability of homes and businesses means there are plenty of places for squirrels to find a new home. Easy access to food, especially when well-meaning people feed the squirrels intentionally, also incentivizes these creatures to take up residence in your home.
When these rodents start invading human spaces, you need to consult a pro for help. Trapping and removing squirrels on your own can be dangerous and ineffective, especially when they nest in hard-to-reach places in your garage, attic or chimney.
Our team knows how to get rid of squirrels safely, humanely, and effectively while protecting your home and loved ones. Through our partnerships and services, we can provide strategies and advice to help you and your family coexist safely with the vibrant community of squirrels in the area. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you with squirrel removal in Anne Arundel County.
Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow.
A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing.
Squirrels have excellent memories and can remember the location of up to 10,000 nuts or seeds they have hidden away.
Flying squirrels can glide through the air for distances of up to 300 feet using flaps of skin called patagia.
Some species of squirrel, like the Arctic ground squirrel, hibernate for up to 7 months of the year to conserve energy during the winter.