Squirrels in the attic? Squirrels in your crawl space or eves? Those scurrying sounds in the attic may well be Gray, Fox, Flying or Pine squirrels - which love to invade attics, and occasionally walls of structures. Call 800 CRITTER for removal solutions to rid your home of squirrel problems!
Do You Have Squirrel Problems or Squirrel Damage?
The following squirrels are the most common to cause damage to homes and property:
Squirrel Control and Squirrel Removal Services: How to Get Rid of Squirrel Problems
Critter Control experts know the safest ways how to get rid of squirrels. From tree squirrels to ground squirrels, Critter Control squirrel removal specialists know the common problems associated with these nuisance animals. Our wildlife professionals are expertly trained in how to identify squirrels, squirrel control, squirrel removal and squirrel trapping solutions that will help prevent squirrel damage to your home or property. Contact a Critter Control office near you for effective squirrel control and removal.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels: Squirrel Removal Through Exclusion
Getting rid of squirrels by means of exclusion is usually only effective for tree squirrel control. Tree squirrels can be controlled by applying sheet metal to the trees they are damaging or by closing off squirrels’ entry points into homes which prevents squirrel damage and squirrel problems, such as if you had a squirrel in attic.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels: Getting Rid of Squirrels by Altering Their Habitats
Habitat modification has proven to be a successful method in how to get rid of squirrels and keep them from returning, for both tree squirrels and ground squirrels. For ground squirrels, Critter Control squirrel removal specialists may use flood irrigation and shelter removal methods to keep the squirrels away. For other squirrels, Critter Control will trim the branches from trees where they may have nests. Contact one of our Critter Control locations today if you are in need of squirrel control services.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels: Squirrel Removal through Squirrel Trapping
Have a squirrel problem with a squirrel in attic? To get rid of squirrels, Critter Control will commonly trap them. We set up box and cage squirrel traps in effective locations around the home in order to trap all of the squirrels causing problems.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels: Taking Care of a Squirrel Problem by Use ofToxicants
Critter Control may use toxicants in a ground squirrel situation, but toxicants are not permitted to be used on tree squirrels. Toxicants should be applied by a professional, so please contact Critter Control to help determine if they are a necessary solution for squirrel control.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels: Getting Rid of Squirrels With Fumigants
There are a few fumigant solutions that may be effective for ground squirrel removal (gas cartridges and aluminum phosphide), but there are no fumigants labeled for use for tree squirrel removal or tree squirrel control. When dealing with fumigants to get rid of ground squirrels, you want to be sure to follow label directions, have the proper protective gear and NEVER apply these fumigants near a building foundation. Contact a Critter Control professional near you to make sure fumigants are used safely and effectively.
Squirrel Damage: Squirrels in Attics, Squirrel Burrowing and Squirrels in Trees
Three common complaints associated with squirrels are their tendency to cause damage in attics, damage to landscaping, and damage to forests and orchards. Tree squirrels do the most damage in attics, including destroying attic insulation, chewing through wires and chewing holes on the exterior of the home in order to gain entry. Once in the attic, squirrels will build nests for their litters. Several types of squirrels can cause damage to landscaping as they burrow in yards and dig up food, like nuts and freshly planted seeds. Squirrels will also steal food right out of your bird feeders! Squirrels are also known to chew on the bark, nuts and fruit of trees, which can significantly interfere with the reseeding process.
No matter what type of squirrel damage you are experiencing, Critter Control can help develop effective solutions for squirrel removal. We can also repair squirrel damage within your home or attic. Contact us today for more information on squirrel damage and how to get rid of squirrels.
How To Identify Squirrels Causing Damage To Your Home
Depending on the area you live in, there can be different types of squirrel species causing squirrel damage to your home. The most common tree squirrels we deal with at Critter Control are fox squirrels, eastern gray squirrels, western gray squirrels and tassel-eared squirrels. We remove several ground squirrels, including Belding squirrels, California squirrels, rock squirrels, Richardson squirrels, Townsend squirrels, Washington squirrels and Columbian squirrels. We also provide squirrel control for flying squirrels problems.
Let’s face it. Without doing hours of research, it can be very challenging to identify what type of squirrel you are dealing with. Critter Control’s wildlife specialists are trained in how to identify squirrels and the most effective methods for getting rid of squirrels, squirrel trapping and preventing future squirrel damage. Contact your local Critter Control office for help identifying the type of squirrel causing damage or other problems to your home or property.
How To Handle Squirrels: Squirrel Precautions and Public Health
As cute as they may be, one major squirrel problem is that squirrels often carry diseases and parasites, so it is important to handle squirrels with proper care. Some squirrels carry fleas and ticks, so try to keep your pets away from them in order to prevent the transfer of parasites. Ground squirrels have also been known to carry the plague and should only be handled with protective gear.
The best solution for handling squirrels is to call a Critter Control professional to assist with your squirrel problem. Critter Control squirrel removal can ensure the safety of your family, pets and the squirrels themselves through our squirrel control services.
Squirrel Legal Status: Hunting Squirrels, Trapping Squirrels
The legal status of squirrels will depend on the area you live in. Some squirrels are not protected and can be hunted. Others, like the tassel-eared squirrel, are almost always protected. It is important to know the legal status of squirrels before taking any initiative to hunt them. Contact Critter Control for more information on squirrel restrictions and what can be done to get rid of squirrels.
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