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How To Solve a Squirrel Problem

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Many home owners have problems with squirrels, and wish to know how to prevent them from using their homes and property as habitat. Any wild animal will live in an area if that area provides suitable food and shelter. Oftentimes, our suburban homes do offer such requirements. Squirrels in particular love to live in small enclosed areas, and our attics and other architectural gaps provide such areas. Oftentimes animals are attracted by the presence of food sources, such as bird food left outside. Once an animal has established a behavior of visiting your property for these food sources, it can be hard to make them break the habit.

The proper way to solve a squirrel problem is to find all of the holes and areas that squirrels are using to gain access to your home or building, and then trap and remove all of the squirrels from the premesis, and then permanently seal all of the squirrel entry points with steel, which squirrels cannot chew. It's also important to remain mindful of the time of year, because squirrels have two litters of babies per year, and you don't want to catch and remove the adult mother squirrel and leave helpless young trapped inside. If you do trap squirrels, be sure to check for nipples. It's also important to be aware of he dozens of areas on a home or building that squirrels can use to gain entry, such as gable ends, ridge cap ends, fascia boards, and soffit vents, to name a few. Sometimes it's best to hire a professional to properly solve your squirrel problem the right way.

Here is a photo of a special multiple-catch trap that catches all of the squirrels and solves the problem for good. There is no good product on the market that really works for squirrel prevention. If you have a squirrel problem that you need to get rid of, the best bet is to actually catch the animals in a live trap, and physically remove them from the area. This is not usually a good field for amateurs, so if you need such services, it might be best to call a professional from the linked list of nationwide pros.

Squirrels cause a number of problems for people. The most common conflicts that occur with squirrels involves their desire to live inside of buildings. Like all members of the rodent family, squirrels are excellent chewers, and they will chew their way into your home or commercial building. Once inside, they may even chew on wires or pipes! People often hear the squirrels running about in the attic or ceiling. They often bring in nesting debris, and can create a fire hazard, not only due to the debris, but also by chewing electrical wires. Squirrels will also chew on the woodwork of a home. Everyone knows about how squirrels steal food from birdfeeders, but that problem can be solved by buying squirrel-proof feeders. Squirrels have two litters per year, and reproduce quickly, like all rodents. This means that at times the squirrel population can grow to high numbers, and extra pressure is placed on buildings. Squirrels will move into attics or chimneys, or even places like drier vents. Most trained wildlife control professionals have excellent experience in solving squirrel problems, so if you need squirrel control, click the links on this page to find a wildlife removal company in your neck of the woods, and get rid of those squirrels once and for all.


AAAnimal Control is a professional nuisance wildlife control company. We offer solutions to wildlife problems, including squirrel control. Wildlife services include animal trapping, capture & removal, plus animal damage repairs and preventative measures. We also offer biological cleanup and many other services. You can always browse this site for more details and info, and you can even check out prices ahead of time. If you live elsewhere in the US and have found this site and need a local trapper in your area, click here for a nationwide list of 100's of professional squirrel removal experts.