One of the most common pests that enter the home are squirrels. Home owners often find themselves having to come up with ways to get rid of squirrels in the home. Squirrels are high energy creatures who are hard to catch and can wreak havoc in the home. But what makes squirrel removal so challenging? Read on to see how squirrels act and what to expect when you find them living in your home, especially how challenging it can be during the removal process.
Squirrels in the Attic
Because squirrels live in trees, the most common place to find them in the home is in the attic. The attic space can be easy to reach and will offer nesting opportunities for squirrels to live with their families, even having babies during their stay. When squirrels live in your attic, they will start to chew on wood in the rafters, leave urine and droppings behind, messing up the insulation along the way.
Squirrels need to be removed due to the damage they leave behind as well as the potential for disease. Squirrels also can be noisy, as they scurry around the attic as well as within the walls.
Because squirrels move very fast, it makes them difficult to catch. You will not be able to sneak up on a squirrel and catch it to then relocate it. If you did manage to catch one, you would then be stuck with transporting the squirrel to a new location. The best option is to hire a wildlife removal company. You will be able to work with the experts to come up with a quality plan to remove the squirrels and see your home return to normal.
Most wildlife control companies will use humane methods to keep the squirrels safe as they are being removed from the home. Adult squirrels can be chased out of the attic from where they came while baby squirrels will have to be removed by hand and reunited with their mother.
One-way doors can be installed if access to the den is limited – they allow the squirrels to exit but not re-enter. These traps are set along entry or exit points so the squirrel removal takes less time. The entry point is then secured or repaired to prevent re-entry.
Squirrels are skittish creatures so once they feel threatened, they will run. This is what makes catching the squirrels so difficult. You will find that squirrels never stay still so trying to catch them without set traps will be a big challenge. Squirrels will also bite you so you must be protected when trying to handle them. Overall, it is a smarter decision to allow the experts to handle your squirrel issue for a successful result. You and your family will remain safe while the problem is handled by those with experience.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers animal control services for home owners including squirrel removal. When you need to get rid of squirrels, work with the experts of Skedaddle Wildlife to ensure that the pests are removed from the home and you can enjoy your space once more. Learn more about service options or signs that squirrels are living in your home by contacting Skedaddle Wildlife today!