When to Call for Squirrel Removal Services?

From rodents to raccoons, Lake County, Florida is home to various species of natural wildlife. Oftentimes, local wildlife, such as squirrels, will find their way into residential homes and commercial businesses in search of food, water, and shelter. While certain squirrel behaviors make it easier to identify and distinguish them from other invasive wildlife, unfortunately, due to their persistence, ability to reach small spaces, and move quickly, squirrels are particularly difficult to remove without professional assistance.  

Here are some signs to look out for that will let you know when to call for squirrel removal services.

4 Signs of Invasive Squirrel Activity

Squirrels can leave their damaging mark on your home in multiple ways. Therefore, you should call for squirrel removal services as soon as you notice any of these specific signs of squirrel activity to prevent excessive and costly damage to your property.

  1. Unusual noises – Squirrels make scurrying noises when they are on hard floors or wood and they communicate in a distinct, high-pitched squeaks. If you hear any of these disturbing sounds coming from your walls or overhead in your attic, then you likely have a squirrel problem that requires expert attention.
  2. Odorous droppings – Invasive squirrels will leave foul droppings and urine stains throughout your property that will cause your home to have an unpleasant, ammonia-like smell.
  3. Chewing damage – Because of their need to dull their incessantly growing teeth, squirrels like to gnaw and chew on any structure or material in their path. They are known to fray electrical wiring, puncture plastic plumbing pipes, shred attic insulation, and damage wood beams in the attics of buildings and homes. Such damage could lead to major leaks, power outages, and house fires. If you notice bite marks in the attic, then contact squirrel removal services.
  4. Exterior property damage – Squirrels will often damage roofing material and congregate on overhanging trees to gain entry to your roof and attic. When inspecting your roof for squirrel access points, look for damaged vents, chewed shingles, and torn soffits.

Dangers of DIY Squirrel Removal

The dangers of a squirrel infestation go far beyond unpleasant noises and destructive chewing. Squirrels can carry fleas, ticks, parasites and other infectious diseases that are a threat to you and your pets. Therefore, always be sure to be cautious and attentive when inspecting your property for invasive squirrel activity. However, instead of searching for or attempting to remove squirrels on your own, it is recommended that you contact licensed and trained wildlife removal experts who have the proper experience and equipment to handle nuisance squirrels.

Contact Your Lake County, FL Squirrel Removal Experts

When it comes to squirrels or any nuisance wildlife, it is better to err on the side of caution. If you encounter invasive squirrels on your Lake County property, keep a safe distance from the animal and contact the squirrel removal professionals at Critter Control® of Lake County immediately.

Our efficient and humane squirrel removal services include the following steps:

  1. Inspection – We identify all squirrel damages, nests, and entry points.
  2. Removal – We isolate and remove all squirrels from the property in a fast and humane fashion.
  3. Restoration – Any area impacted by invasive squirrels is cleaned, sanitized, and repaired.
  4. Prevention – We seal all entry points to prevent future squirrel invasions.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our squirrel removal services, call us at 352-204-0074 today.

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