Trapping and Removing Squirrels
One of the most common problems we get calls for is trapping squirrels and removing them from an attic or crawl space. During most times of the year, squirrels will enter homes and attics through existing holes, or they will chew their way through weakened areas of roofs, vents and soffits to gain access to a warm safe attic.
Squirrels like to nest inside during the winter for the warmth and protection from the cold. Once inside, they can cause significant damage by chewing on exposed wood like support beams and even walls. Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control’s animal damage repair and decontamination services can assist in permanently resolving your squirrel issue.
Our process for squirrel removal includes the following steps:
- Thorough site inspection to locate squirrel access points
- Installation of one way doors where necessary as well as set traps for capture (if need be)
- Seal all access points
- Make habitat modification suggestions to property owner
- Offer a long term warranty and prevention plan
Our technicians are highly trained in locating all points of entry for nuisance wildlife
Squirrels love yards with a lot of trees, bushes, and vegetable gardens. They will often use trees as their way in so annual pruning of tree limbs that come close to your house should be scheduled. We check for cracks and holes where they can get in, and window screens that may be broken or loose.
Examples of Exclusion Work Done by Non-Experts:
Not only does this foam job look unsightly, it’s only a matter of time before squirrels and rats chew through the foam and re-enter your home.
Damage and Risks to Your Health from Squirrels
Some of the most common forms of damage associated with squirrel infestations are:
- Damaged and shredded insulation
- Unhealthy feces and urine deposits
- Stains in ceilings from squirrel urine
- Strong odor from urine-soaked insulation
- Chewed wooden walls and beams
- Chewed drywall
- Chewed electrical wiring, causing a fire hazard
The most serious danger associated with having squirrels in your attic is a fire hazard. Squirrels are destructive by nature and, like all rodents, they chew on electrical wiring. By chewing on wires they strip the plastic coating, which exposes the bare copper wire and creates a very dangerous situation.
This can all be avoided by utilizing Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control’s animal trapping and wildlife removal services, whereby we remove the squirrels from your attic and provide a warranty and prevention plan to ensure that your home or business is permanently squirrel-proofed.
Contact Phoenix Pest Management:
813-778-4181 or 727-742-5197
Get your long-term warranty and prevention plan and eliminate your squirrel problem.
Wildlife control is our business. If you are having a nuisance animal issue, contact Phoenix Pest Management & Wildlife Control and we will resolve your wildlife conflict in the most humane and professional manner.
Call us today for a free home or business evaluation.
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