Squirrels are one of the most commonly encountered wild animals in the Orlando area, 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 the people of Orlando 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.
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® of Orlando. 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. Don’t let an infestation grow out of control, call us today at to schedule your complimentary home consultation.