The Trouble With Squirrels
Squirrels. They're cute, they're pervasive, and most of us don't think about them very much. They run around yards without causing much trouble.
Yet if they get into your house, they start acting a little like Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They start "chewing, chewing, all day long."
What do they like to chew on the most? Wires and insulation. It's just so tempting for them! Your insulation looks like a dream nest to them, warm and dry, safe and cozy. They don't know that their behavior could lead straight to a house fire.
Time to get them out of your house and back in the wild where they belong.
We use live traps to capture them. That’s the only way to get them…they’re persistent little creatures. Yet we also take and recommend some steps to keep them from coming back.
For example, a lot of squirrels get in through the fascia. The gutter acts as a highway to get them there. Gutter guards can be extremely helpful in this regard (try Flo Free if you’d like to avoid the headaches gutter guards can add to biannual cleanings).
Next, we recommend trimming tree branches that overhang the roof line, since that’s another way squirrels get tempted to enter your home.
Meanwhile, when we’re done trapping the squirrels we’ll figure out where they’re entering, seal up those access points, and relocate your squirrels over 10 miles away so they won’t try to get back into the cozy spots they remember. You’ll still see them all over your yard…there’s no avoiding it…but the ones you’ll be seeing haven’t tasted your house yet, and won’t be able to get in thanks to our sealing efforts.
There are a lot of myths that say you can get rid of squirrels with bright lights, loud music, or apple cider vinegar. None of these methods work. The only way to get squirrels out of your attic is to call a professional to trap them.
Squirrels have a pretty high tolerance for almost anything if they have found a safe spot to bear and raise young. Your attic is it…no matter how bright or noisy it may be.
The average squirrel removal job costs anywhere from $200 to $3000. Much depends on the size of both your house and of the infestation. Commercial squirrel removal certainly costs the most.
Control costs by calling us as soon as you suspect you have a squirrel problem. If you start hearing unusual noises, smell foul odors, or find squirrel droppings then you probably should make the call right away.
Call today to request an inspection. We’ll tell you exactly what it takes to show those squirrels the door.