Why You Never Want To Seal Squirrel Holes on Your OwnThe primary reason you need to avoid sealing a squirrel hole on your own is that you may inadvertently seal a wild animal into your house. When the squirrel hole or holes are sealed, the animals have no way to get out of your property and become trapped in your ceiling or walls. Eventually, the defenceless critter may starve and die, which will result in a significant and pungent odour throughout your home. If you are somehow lucky enough not to trap any animals in your house, then you risk aggravating them. When a squirrel returns from collecting food for the day, it will not appreciate its hole being sealed. While you may assume that the animal would just choose the path of least resistance and find a new home, you would be wrong. The squirrel is more likely to search for other weak points in your structure, finding a new access point to its nest.
How Professionals Can Seal the Area CorrectlyAnimal removal professionals ensure that wildlife is not trapped inside before sealing. When wildlife control specialists arrive on the scene, they will use their expertise and training to scare the mother out of the location. They will them install one-way doors over the exit point. Once all the babies are safely removed our wildlife technicians monitor the mother who will take each baby one by one to a new den away from your home. After removal, the professionals work with you to ensure that squirrels never nest in your property again. They can use several tactics to prevent animals from nesting in vulnerable spaces:
- Sheds: To help prevent nesting under sheds, the wildlife control company may suggest digging a trench to place wire mesh around the foundation of the shed. Then the trench is backfilled, creating a wire deterrent for digging.
- Roof: To eliminate the risk of future nesting squirrels, you should inspect your roof. Replace any damaged areas and install proper vents.
- Chimneys: Squirrels sometimes get trapped in chimneys, which can have the same adverse effects of sealing them in their holes. To prevent this, install chimney caps and vents.
- Vents: Many homes have vents along the foundation and roof of the property; to keep animals out, install vent caps. Make sure to have caps on dryer venting as well.