Often in search of food and shelter, squirrels are agile rodents that can easily infiltrate and nest inside the nooks and attic spaces of commercial properties. Once inside, nuisance squirrels can cause significant damage, pose health risks, and disrupt productivity with their disturbing sounds and smells.
If you have squirrels in the attic of your Orlando commercial property, here are a few remedies to get rid of the furry pests.
4 Ways to Get Rid of Squirrels in Your Commercial Attic
- Turn on the Lights – Squirrels don’t like bright unnatural light. Leave on the overhead light in your attic, or temporarily add lighting. This will make the squirrels feel uncomfortable and exposed. If you know where the squirrel nest is located, aim the light in that direction.
- Make Some Noise – Squirrels are naturally skittish and don’t enjoy loud noises. To deter them from making a home in your attic, turn on a radio. The squirrels will be disturbed by the sound and may decide the attic isn’t safe and leave. The radio should be turned loud, but it doesn’t need to be heard throughout the entire building. It should just be audible in the attic or ceiling.
- Use Squirrel Repellents – Another effective option to pair with the other tactics is using a natural or chemical rodent repellent. Squirrel repellents are commonly found at hardware stores and are sprayed at entry points. Natural repellants will use the scent of predator urine to scare squirrels away, and unpleasant chemicals such as ammonia are toxic to squirrels. You can also try a DIY repellant by soaking a rag in ammonia or household cleaner and leaving it in the attic. Pepper- and mint-scented repellents can also be effective against squirrels.
- Hire Squirrel Removal Professionals – If you’ve had no luck with the above DIY remedies, then it’s time to call your local wildlife experts. Professional squirrel removal experts, like those at Critter Control® of Orlando, can safely, discreetly, and humanely clear your Orlando commercial property of invasive squirrels.
Professional Squirrel Removal Services for Your Commercial Property
At Critter Control® of Orlando, our specialists are familiar with squirrel behaviors and know how to safely remove them without hurting the animal or your property. We can also seal up entry points and repair and decontaminate any damages or messes left behind by the nuisance squirrels.
Whether you have an existing pest problem or want to prevent one from ever starting, you can count on us for safe and effective services. To schedule an inspection for your Central Florida commercial business and receive a free estimate for our squirrel removal services, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.