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A Milwaukee Resident’s Guide To Squirrel Removal

When it comes to sharing your home with squirrels, it is NOT something you want to do. Squirrels can very easily and quickly put your family and property at risk and are one of the most common pests found in many United States homes, including Milwaukee. When it comes to removing squirrels from your Milwaukee home, keep in mind that there are DIY ways to go about it as well as the professional way. Here are both approaches.

Milwaukee Squirrel Removal: DIY Techniques & Methods 


The first and most important thing to keep in mind here is that it can be an expensive and time-intensive investment to remove squirrels from your Milwaukee home the DIY way. Depending on your situation, there are a number of different ways you can try to tackle the problem. Obviously, seeking help and expert advice from a pest control professional like Skedaddle should be your first step. A mild squirrel problem can typically be solved with some or all of the following:

  • Using cages & traps
  • Scaring them away
  • Resorting to chemicals

Squirrels have powerful teeth that allow them to chew through plastic roof vents to access the attic below

Using Cages & Traps 


Catching the pesky squirrels that are causing damage around your home can be done with the help of traps or cages. The one thing you DO NOT want to do is go after the wildlife with just a pair of gloves and nothing else. You’ll find countless different types of traps and cages on the market, including both those that work and those that don’t. Before tackling this job, however, research the legislation in your state to ensure that trapping a squirrel without a professional license is not illegal.

Scaring Squirrels Away 


Another strategy you can try to use when looking to remove squirrels from your Milwaukee home is scaring them away. Discouraging squirrels in confined spaces such as attics and the like can be done with frightening devices, examples of which are ultrasonic sound producers, radio noise, strobe lights and so on. However, keep in mind that this method is rarely effective. This is because squirrels will typically ignore the device if they have young to care for or they simply get used to the devices.

Squirrels can do damage to attic components including wiring, trusses and insulation

Resorting To Chemicals 


Chemical treatments aren’t particularly effective and you should know this right from the start. They can be both illegal and ineffective, regardless of whether we are talking about mere repellents or actual poison. Repellents typically don’t work well to eradicate existing squirrel infestations from your home, while they do offer some protection against discouraging them from living in your yard. Poison may result in killing the mother squirrel, which may or may not be illegal in your state. Either way, contacting a pest removal professional is your safest bet.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control: Your Best Option For Squirrel Removal 


Squirrels can be incredibly difficult and sometimes even dangerous to get rid of. The benefits of a professional approach to removing squirrels from your Milwaukee home are many, though the most important one is an experience. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife technicians know how to approach each situation and infestation to ensure the most effective and reliable results. In addition, Skedaddle also makes sure to future-proof your home against any following infestations. You get 100% protection with Skedaddle, so contact the company today and benefit from their decades-long experience in helping homeowners stay free from squirrels.

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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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