Often seen as cute, furry, harmless critters that only populate parks and trees, squirrels can actually put your home in danger. They find their way in through roof openings or small holes in walls, and it is important to be on the lookout for signs of their presence.
Learn how Critter Control of Orlando can help with any of the following rat issues:
- Squirrels in the Attic
- Squirrel Control
- Squirrel Exterminator
- Squirrel Infestation
- Squirrel Removal
- Squirrel Trapping
Why are Squirrels in my Home?
The number one reason squirrels invade homes is to seek shelter from the dangers of the outdoors. Severe weather or predation can push them into our homes for protection, and expectant squirrel mothers often seek out a safe place to birth their young.
The Problem with Squirrels in my Home
If you find squirrels in your home, damages like ripped up attic insulation are common as they build nests and settle in. In addition to creating nests, they have to find a way to maintain their teeth that are constantly growing and do so by gnawing away at wooden structures in your attic which can lead to costly repairs. Even a small infestation can grow out of control quickly, as squirrels use pheromones to attract others to them.
4 Signs of Squirrel Activity in Your Home:
- Scampering sounds in your attic and walls as they scurry around.
- Shredded attic insulation
- Exposed wood and wiring chewed on
- Droppings and urine-soaked into your insulation
Let Us Critter Control of Orlando Help Handle Your Squirrel Problem
If you’re faced with a squirrel infestation, don’t attempt to handle it on your own, as they can spread dangerous disease and inflict injury. Call the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. With over 30 years of experience, we can help ensure the safety of your home through efficient squirrel removal. Call us today at 407-295-7194.
Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels are prone to invading attics because they share many similarities to a squirrel’s favorite natural place to nest: a hollow tree. Your attic is dry and warm, and most importantly, it’s safe from predators. Female squirrels will seek out holes in the outside of your house to sneak into your attic and use your insulation for nesting material.
How to Tell if There Are Squirrels in the Attic
Not sure if you have squirrels in the attic or not? Here are a few things to consider:
- Squirrels are most active in the morning and in the evening. You may hear them running around, or even fighting if there’s a litter.
- Squirrels will do their business in your attic, and the smell will slowly crawl throughout your house.
- As rodents, squirrels love to chew on things. Look for signs of chewed wood or pipes in your attic.
The Dangers of Squirrels in the Attic
While squirrels may seem harmless, they actually pose several dangers to you and your family. As rodents, they’re carriers of diseases and pests that can infect you. They’re also likely to chew through your house – in fact, squirrels have been known to chew through plastic pipes, causing massive amounts of water damage.
So what should you do?
Call Critter Control of Orlando
We are experts at removing squirrels from your attic. We know not only how to get them out, but what preventative measures you need to take to keep them out. Contact us through our online form or call us at 407-295-7194 and we’ll help you squirrel proof your attic!
Are squirrels out of control in your attic? Have your heard noises coming from the ceiling? Seen squirrels nesting in your crawl space? Or, have you seen squirrels entering the exterior of your home?
You may have a squirrel control problem. Fortunately, Critter Control® of Orlando deals with squirrel invaders in houses and businesses throughout Central Florida. If you think you need a squirrel trapper, let the Certified Wildlife Technicians at Critter Control help.
We will perform a squirrel home entry inspection for free to assess the squirrel problem. Once you decide to work with us, we will come up with a plan to safely and humanely remove squirrels from your home. We will also keep you informed of the progress we make as well as what steps we need to take to remove squirrels and keep them from coming back.
Why Do You Need to Control Squirrels?
Squirrels can reproduce quickly. They can have two litters of babies, one in the spring and one in the fall. They look for safe and secure places to nest to take care of their young, and homes with attics or crawl spaces are often perfect for their needs.
The quicker you act to control squirrels in your home, the quicker Critter Control can get a handle on the problem before your squirrel infestation gets out of control. If squirrels set up permanent residence in your home, their population can explode and cause even bigger problems.
Once one squirrel litter is able to leave the nest, they often look in the same building to build their own nest, multiplying the problem.
If you think you have a squirrel control problem, contact Critter Control® of Orlando today. We will help you relieve your squirrel problem quickly and safely to protect your home, family or employees against further damage and keep squirrels out.
Call us at 407-295-7194 to schedule your Free Home Inspection today.
When squirrels invade your home, sometimes you can’t tell right away. Since squirrels can fit through holes the size of a nickel, it can be hard to find their entry points into your home, and since they mostly stay out of sight, you might not even realize they are there until it’s too late. But don’t fret, professional exterminators like the ones at Critter Control® Orlando can help.
The Problem with Squirrels
If squirrels find a way into your home, they are there to stay. They need the shelter to keep their young safe from the wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. That means in the midst of the scorching Florida heat or the chilly winter nights; squirrels will be seeking shelter in your home. And in order to build their nests, squirrels will rip out the insulation in your walls, rip up papers or old clothes, and ruin your belongings. The longer they live there, the smellier your home will get, as their urine and feces will soak into your house.
Since their teeth are always growing, they constantly need something to gnaw on to keep them filed down. This means they’ll chew on your wooden roof fixtures, baseboards, walls, and electrical wiring. If they get into your walls and rip out your insulation, that can drive your energy costs up and may require you to get a new A/C unit.
What Should I Look For?
To prevent squirrels from ruining the infrastructure of your home, you need to catch the infestation quickly. To do this, you should know all the signs of an infestation, which include:
- Holes in the soffits of your home
- Foul smells of fecal matter and urine
- Scratching noises from your walls or ceiling
If you notice any of these signs, call Critter Control® of Orlando right away. Our expert exterminators know just how to get into the affected area, remove all the squirrels, and get out. Not only that, but we will also restore any damage the squirrels left, and fill in all entry and exit points. Call us today for a free consultation at 407-295-7194.
The squirrels running around in your yard are generally harmless creatures, but once inside your home, they can cause a significant amount of damage. Squirrels are opportunists who gnaw through loose roofing or foundations and crawl through existing gaps such as chimneys and pipes in search of food, shelter, and safety.
Squirrels that gain access into areas such as your attic no longer have to worry about predators, allowing them to feel safe, especially when looking for a comfortable place to birth their young. During the day, they will go outdoors to your yard to forage food from bird feeders, pet dishes, gardens, or the ground beneath trees.
The longer that squirrels live inside the home, the more of a possibility for an infestation to occur. This is problematic because squirrels, like other rodents, have continuously growing incisors which they need to keep filed down, causing them to chew on various materials such as wood beams, plastic piping, electrical wiring, vents, and siding.
And while the number of noise squirrels creates is irritating, it’s the thing you should be least worried about. Their chewing and nesting habits are what cause the most destruction, resulting in unsanitary conditions, costly repairs, and potential floods and fires.
Rely on the Professionals for Expert Squirrel Services
If you have a squirrel infestation, don’t wait to call an experienced technician at Critter Control® of Orlando to come and resolve the problem. We will remove all of the squirrels, including any babies, and then put preventative measures in place to ensure no future animals can inside. We can even replace your soiled or torn insulation and clean up any messes left behind. For more information regarding our squirrel removal services, please call us today at 407-295-7194.
Critter Control® of Orlando can help with any kind of squirrel removal in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area. Common squirrels that you may see around your Orlando property include eastern gray squirrels, fox squirrels, and southern flying squirrels.
Urban areas of Central Florida are a haven for eastern gray squirrels. Squirrels are often active during the day and prefer oak or hickory trees. Orlando with its many oak trees is a perfect habitat for squirrels.
How Do You Know if You Need Squirrel Removal Services?
If you hear noises coming from your attic especially around dawn when squirrels leave their nest and look for food, you probably have an unwanted squirrel guest. Customers who need squirrel removal services often contact Critter Control because they hear scratching or scurrying noises coming from their attic or crawl space. Another way to determine if you need squirrel removal is if you see holes in gutters or the exterior of buildings where squirrels are trying to gain entry.
These signs may mean you have a squirrel or other rodent infestation. Critter Control’s Wildlife Management experts can help you determine if you need squirrel removal or other rodent removals by asking a series of questions about how to best remove squirrels from your property.
To assist the squirrel removal evaluation, you may assist Critter Control by noting the time of day you hear noises, the amount of time the noises have been occurring, and what part of the building the noises come from.
Once we’ve determined the best solution to your squirrel problem, we will come up with a plan to humanely remove squirrels from your property and to insecure the building and surroundings from additional squirrel incursions.
If you think you may need squirrel removal services, contact your local Critter Control® of Orlando for professional squirrel removal solutions today at 407-295-7194.
Squirrels are one of the most commonly encountered wild animals in Florida, and unfortunately, one of the most common home invaders in the area as well. These furry critters are capable of doing immense damage to a home or business. For decades, Critter Control® has been assisting people with their squirrel trapping needs and ridding their properties of these potentially destructive pests.
What Are the Signs of a Squirrel Infestation?
The key to removing squirrels before damage occurs is early detection. If you suspect that squirrels have found their way into your home, keep an eye out for these common signs of activity:
- Scratching or thumping noises coming from your walls, ceiling, or chimney. Squirrels are heavier than most rats and mice and make a bigger sound because of it.
- Chewed up electrical wiring or ventilation tubing and ducts in your attic, as well as damaged or soiled attic insulation
- Small, pellet-like droppings found in or around the house, as well as the scent of urine emanating from the attic.
Squirrels put both your home and family at risk, with everything from health risks associated with their urine and feces, to the risk of fire in your home from chewed up, exposed electrical wiring potentially short-circuiting in your attic.
Need Help Getting Rid of Squirrels?
Though there are numerous types of DIY squirrel and rodent traps available in stores, they are ineffective without proper training and knowledge. Squirrel trapping is best left to professional animal removers, like those here at Critter Control®. When you call us, our first step is to thoroughly inspect your property for areas of activity, so that we can trap and relocate every last nuisance squirrel efficiently.