It’s easy to get the feeling that something is off when squirrels have invaded your home. You’ll notice a noise increase – it might sound like there is something moving in the walls. You might also see signs of damage – chew marks are a dead giveaway.
The Squirrel Problem
If squirrels have started nesting in your house, you have a problem. As rodents, they both smell bad and carry diseases and pests with them. They’ll chew their way through your home, damaging wires, pipes, and walls. Ideally, you prevent squirrels from entering your home, but once they’re already inside, you need to find the best way to remove them.
Squirrel Prevention and Control Techniques
The best way to prevent squirrels from bothering you is to make your home undesirable. This starts with removing common sources of squirrel food, like garbage and bird feeders. Next, remove tree limbs that hang over your roof, as these provide access points for intrepid squirrels. If you want, you can install a strobe light in your attic that annoys squirrels – though be forewarned, they may become desensitized to this.
To remove squirrels, you have a handful of options. One way to remove them is to create a one-way exit – once the squirrel has left your house, they won’t be able to find a way back in. For this to be effective you need to make sure you’ve blocked off all passages. Another way to remove squirrels is to set a humane trap, then release the squirrels into the wild. It’s best to call a professional to deal with your squirrel problem.
Critter Control of Orlando
We are your animal removal experts, and we can get the squirrels out of your home. Contact us online or give us a call at 407.295.7194 and we’ll answer any questions you may have about a squirrel issue, or set up a complimentary home consultation if you think you have a squirrel infestation on your hands.