If you have a squirrel infestation in your home, the most effective squirrel control option is a full home exclusion. Simply trapping and removing the squirrel doesn’t solve the underlying issue. Once they have established a nest, they tend to return to it. So a released squirrel might try to come back.
A full home exclusion includes roof returns (shown below), gable vents, openings around soffit, chimneys, construction gap, as well as other areas that have openings that could be a potential entry point for squirrels.
Humane Squirrel Control in Charlotte
Our recommended services in Charlotte for squirrel control include:
- Squirrel Removal
- Exclusion Repair
- Sanitization and Ectoparasite treatments
Squirrels can fit through a hole the size of a quarter. If they can’t find a hole big enough, their incisors can gnaw through most materials on a home.
Squirrels are nearly impossible to catch. It is more effective to set cage traps. In this case, we set the trap against the entry point used by the squirrel.
Animals typically find opportunities to enter an attic at roof returns. Occasionally soffits are poorly installed leaving a construction gap.
We found the tiny hole a squirrel used to get into the homeowner’s attic. We used metal flashing to prevent the squirrel from gnawing its way back inside.
Protecting Your Home from Squirrels
We recommend a visual inspection twice a year. As the seasons change, houses swell and contract which could create gaps for animals to enter.
Look for smudge marks around gable vents, soffits, fascia boards, and roof returns. Animal trail runs are a sign of animals in your yard. Your house provides food and shelter for that critter.
The surest sign of an animal in your attic is feces. If you do see feces, proceed with caution. Depending on the animal, airborne diseases could be present.
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.