Squirrels may be the most abundant and troublesome type of wildlife nuisance. Species commonly found in our area include the Eastern Gray Squirrel, and the Northern and Southern Flying Squirrels.
The most common sign of a squirrel infestation is noises in the walls or attic. Sounds heard may include scratching or gnawing on wood, or something scurrying above you. You may find large caches of nuts, acorns, or pine cones, or a hole in your dwelling that was not there before.
Damages and Concerns
Squirrels might be considered the most troublesome nuisance animal solely by the about of damage they can cause in your home. Searching for shelter, these animals may invade your home by gnawing and boring a hole through a fascia board or soffit area on the exterior of your house. Once inside, serious concerns can include furniture damage, damage and shredding to household materials to be used as bedding, and most extremely, electrical shortages or fires caused by chewing on electrical wires. Customers with squirrels in there house maintain that it is pure CHAOS.
Health risks are also associated with squirrels. Diseases associated with squirrels are Encephalitis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Leptospirosis, Murine Typhus, Plague, Relapsing fever, Tularemia, Lyme disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Rabies has been found in flyers. The Red Squirrel hasn’t found to be a reservoir to any human diseases, but all squirrels carry fleas and ticks.
Removal & Exclusions
The removal all starts with an inspection. We will come out and assess the damage to identify the species doing the damage. Then we will set the appropriate traps to remove the animals. Exclusions are the only way to keep squirrels out of your house. This may include roof baskets over your roof vents, chimney caps. We can also modify the habitat to make less desirable to gain access to your roof.