Scratching, gnawing and pitter-pattering sounds in the morning or during the day are a good sign you have some squirrels in your home. You might also discover pieces of dried leaves, twigs, cardboard or insulation in hidden corners, a signal that they’re building a nest.
Squirrel control and removal should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered living in your home as squirrels have a habit of chewing wiring and structure which can lead to fires.
We get calls about squirrels fairly often in Columbus, so we are well equipped to help!
Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels are a common sight in cities and parks due to their large populations and decreasing natural habitats, and in the winter months they’ll want to find someplace warm to hunker down. Your attic and any other crawlspace will serve that purpose just fine. They also take up residence in sheds, barns, outbuildings and even in cars. If there is shelter they will seek it!
Remember that they are rodents and therefore compulsive chewers, meaning they will wreak havoc on electrical wires, ducts and insulation.
Squirrel Trapping and Removal
Many states list squirrels as game animals, meaning you need a special permit for trapping. Even though squirrels are usually docile, it is a good idea to contact a trained professional rather than to DIY the problem. Our wildlife specialists at AAAC Wildlife Removal are skilled at handling squirrels safely and humanely.
Sealing Entry Points
Even after your squirrels are gone, you need to take steps to exclude new ones from coming in. Sometimes, making changes in your yard can help, as well as sealing entry points to keep squirrels and other wildlife from getting in. Every property is different, but our wildlife specialists can help you determine the most effective options.