Squirrel Control and Removal

Many wild animals are cute and squirrels are no exception. The cuteness goes away very quickly when they are damaging your home. They are considered one of the worst nuisance animals in the country for good reason. Your attic is very inviting to these pests that are looking for shelter and a place to nest. They will find a way in and make your home, their home and they do not care what damages they cause in the process.

How do I know if I have squirrels in my attic?

One of the first signs you might see if squirrels are in your home or attic is noises. Scratching noises in particular. Walking or rustling sounds are common as well. There may be indications on the outside of your home as well. Damages to your shingles or roof, soffits or exterior vents are sure signs of a problem. If you have trees close to your roof you have essentially provided a bridge for squirrels directly to your roof. They do not need a lage point of entry so pay attention to even a small opening. The best way to be sure however, is to call for an inspection. We are trained to locate all possible entry points and safely remove the squirrels from your home.

Damages from Squirrels in Attic

Your attic does not just provide shelter for the squirrels, it provides nesting material and food. While they prefer nuts, squirrels have teeth that never stop growing. The need to constantly gnaw and file those teeth down is very real. Gnawing through shingles and roofing materials can lead to leaks. Your plumbing, HVAC ducts and worst of all, your electrical wiring are all vulnerable to that chewing. Holes in plumbing and HVAC ducts can lead to leaking, mold and mildew and the chewing of electrical wires can be a fire hazard. Do not let these small creatures put your home and family at risk.

There is also the issue of nesting to consider. Many times, they will enter your attic because they are going to have babies. This usually happens in spring and fall. Whether they are there to give birth or not, they will build nests and your attic is filled with materials that are perfect for nests. Insulation is the primary material. Wood and drywall, wiring and debris they bring in with them are all used as well. Insulation, wood and drywall can also be ruined by urine and feces. If you suspect you may have squirrels in your attic, call us immediately for an evaluation.

Removal and Exclusion

There are proper methods when it comes to removing squirrels from your home or attic. You should not risk being bit or scratched by these animals. They carry parasites, fleas and ticks and can transmit diseases like salmonella. The best thing to do is to call our team of professionals. We have years of experience removing these pests from homes like yours. We will safely trap and remove them from the space and thoroughly seal off any possible entry points. We will advise you of things you can do to help keep them from getting back in such as keeping tree branches far from the roof. Our services do not stop there. After your home is cleared of the squirrels, we will access the damages and provide clean up and repair services. This will include making sure that all electrical wiring, plumbing and HVAC is free of damage. Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Why should you call professionals?

Even though they are small, squirrels can create very costly damages to roofs, chimneys, attics and more. These are damages and repairs you can avoid by calling us the second you think you have a problem. Seeing one means there are more and your problem can get bigger every day until they are removed and exclusion is done on your home. There are too many possibilities for bad outcomes if you allow them to stay in your attic. We are here to help, call Thomas Wildlife Control.