All About Squirrel RemovalSquirrels are some of the most commonly seen wildlife in this region. Most residents have seen them play and frolic in their backyards. Squirrels become a problem if they decide to choose your home as their new nest. They can be a nuisance, cause damage and threaten the safety of the people living in your home. Skedaddle has a squirrel control plan that focuses on safety and humane strategies for both humans and wildlife.
How Do Squirrels Get Inside Homes?Squirrels can easily get into a residence or commercial building if it has some vulnerabilities. The most common way squirrels get into homes is by chewing their way through. They can easily chew through plastic materials, such as vents and covers. They can also get into small spaces in your home that have existing damage, such as via missing roof tiles, misaligned soffits and damaged roof flashing.
How Do You Know You Have Squirrels on Your Property?When there is an active squirrel infestation inside your home, there are usually some signs of activity. You may hear quiet scurrying noises or scratching sounds in the walls and ceiling. There may be chewed wires, scratch marks or teeth marks on surfaces. You may also notice some unusual foul smells if an animal is dead inside your home. Homeowners may also see squirrel droppings or increased squirrel fighting and aggression in their yards.
What Kind of Damage Do Squirrels Cause?Squirrels can have mites, lice, ticks and fleas, which can be left behind in your home and cause problems for your family or your pets. Toxic salmonella bacteria may be present in their droppings. If they chew wires, that could lead to a short and a potential fire hazard. They may also chew and damage insulation and siding and open your home up to the cool or hot air from outside.
Why Is DIY Squirrel Control Not a Good Idea?Fed-up homeowners sometimes attempt to get rid of a squirrel using DIY methods. Unfortunately, some of these tactics prove to be ineffective or even dangerous. Sometimes, the DIY technique is only a short-term solution and doesn’t prevent the squirrels from coming back. Homeowners who try to handle a wild squirrel may also be putting their health at risk.
Professional Squirrel RemovalThe most complete solution for how to get a squirrel out of your house is to call the pros at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.
- Our technicians understand the habits and behaviours of the local area’s squirrels.
- We also use proven strategies to handle wildlife safely and prevent them from returning to your home.
- We help prevent new damage to your home by focusing on effective removal and clean-up of your property.
- When we first come out to your home, we must locate the squirrels and determine their entry point in your home. We have a 30-50 point inspection process that provides a complete evaluation of squirrel activity and your home.
Locating the NestSkedaddle wildlife technicians work hard to source the location of squirrel activity by finding the nest. In the winter, squirrels begin nesting and may produce a litter of babies by the end of February. Homeowners may notice an increase in noise and activity if there are nesting squirrels in their homes.
It takes a team of skilled professionals to carefully and humanely remove a nest of baby squirrels. After we find the nest and relocate it, we then help the mother squirrel find her babies in a unique removal strategy that is safe and humane for the wildlife. Allowing the family of squirrels to find a new home in a more appropriate place outdoors.
Clear and Clean the SpaceSquirrels often leave a mess behind that is not easily cleaned up with typical products from the hardware or grocery store. This kind of mess requires professional capabilities that our team will effectively take on. The area where the squirrels were nested may be contaminated with feces, urine, ticks, fleas and nesting material such as branches, grass and twigs.
Additionally, many squirrels nest in hard to reach places inside your home, such as the gutters, roof, attic, ventilation system or inside cavities in the walls. We can get inside the space and remove any leftover mess or debris so you don’t have to worry about anything left behind. Skedaddle has proven strategies to locate the mess and decontaminate the area so it’s healthy and safe for you and your family.
Preventing New Problems
- We also work to ensure that squirrels don’t come back to your home again.
- We aim to remove any signs of previous squirrels, such as hormonal scents, that could attract new animals.
- We also seal any entry points into your home to prevent them from gaining access inside again.
- Our team also provides regular preventative services and property inspections if needed to keep your home protected from neighbourhood squirrels.
Contact our staff for more details about our squirrel removal process. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is the leading expert for strategies to help homeowners and wildlife coexist safely and humanely in the region.