There are more than 60 squirrel species and five types of squirrels in the United States. The different species come in different colors, with distinct body types making it easy to dig, climb or glide through the air.
The size also varies between species ranging from 5 inches to 3 feet. These backyard pests have four front teeth that never wear down because they never stop growing.
Female squirrels give birth to about 2-8 squirrels at a time, multiple times a year. It’s not surpassing that the squirrel population quickly goes out of control, and that is why you need to get rid of them.
Call us today if you want help getting rid of squirrels.
Do you have squirrels scampering around in the backyard and on trees? The noise can get irritating, while its chewing can damage your property. Call your local wildlife removal office for quick and thorough squirrel removal, prevention, and damage repair services.
We practice the safe and human removal of squirrels from your property.
Squirrels removal from the Attic
Squirrels do not need much to make their way into the attic. Squirrels can take the slightest edge, gap, rotten wood, etc., and chew until they make a baseball size hole to gain entry. After squirrels get into the attic, they will find a small area to call their home.
Squirrel Removal is at an all-time high. Squirrels can sound quite large for such a small animal.
The standard grey squirrel is not the giant squirrel there is. The grey squirrel makes up noise and damage where they lack size.
Unfortunately, if you see squirrels on your roof, there is a good possibility that the squirrels are chewing on your home, which can be a problem. Squirrels don’t need much room to enter and will chew almost anything they encounter. Squirrels also leave a lot of waste in your insulation that can easily cause drywall damage.
Home inspections for Squirrels
Alpha Wildlife can handle all your squirrel removal needs. Our team is prepared to provide a complete squirrel inspection in your home. This means that we look at all potential squirrel entry points in your property, check attics, soffit, crawl space, and other areas, and create a plan to humanly remove squirrels.
Once you realize that you need a squirrel removal service, call Alpha Wildlife to set up an assessment. Every technician at Alpha Wildlife is nationally certified and trained in all things squirrel removal.
When our technician comes to your home or business, we will determine if you have a squirrel issue. If you do, then we will assess the property and present a plan to get the squirrels out of the attic and keep them out permanently.
While removing the squirrels from home, we will constantly communicate with you. You will also have the direct number to the technician should you have questions whatsoever.
Possible Damages Caused by Squirrels
By doing so, squirrels will first damage the insulation throughout the attic. The squirrels will flatten the insulation by walking on it or digging through it. The insulation can also be ruined by the urine and feces left behind daily.
Squirrels can also chew on electrical lines, potentially causing power outages or fires. While it is unlikely to happen to your home, the fact is that it can. Squirrels also chew incessantly, causing further wood rot and damage. If squirrels in the attic go unchecked, the damage can be severe.
While it is recommended that you remove the squirrels as soon as possible, some people will ignore the warning signs and leave them in the attic.
Common signs that you have squirrels in the house
The first signs that people will generally experience with squirrels are quick running or scurrying in your attic, just as the sun rises. This noise will typically continue for a few hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, just before sunset. Squirrels will chew a baseball-sized hole in your Soffits, Roofline, Eaves, etc.
Most squirrels will naturally sleep in your attic at night because your attic has become their new home.
Once inside, they chew electrical wires, create insulation damage, and contaminate your attic and home with their feces and urine. Squirrels will mate twice a year, which coincides with many areas’ rise in call volume.
Squirrels will mate and litter in the fall and the spring. The kit sizes can vary, but they are typically 4-6 per cycle. The female squirrels are pretty protective, so they will run off any other squirrels that try to get into the attic with them.
You may not know that you have had squirrels in the attic because female squirrels can be quieter. When the noises get loud, the young squirrels start playing and chasing one another in the attic. When it comes to young squirrels, you have to handle them very delicately.
Common Squirrel Removal Questions:
Q: How do you get rid of squirrels permanently?
A: You will never be able to keep the squirrels off the roof. We can, however, seal up the areas that are considered hot spots that squirrels will try to get into. By sealing these areas up, we can confidently assure our customers that they will not have any more squirrels in the attic before we close the main entry point.
Q: What types of squirrels are in the area?
A: Grey Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Fox Squirrels, White Squirrels, Black Squirrels
Q: What are common entry points for squirrels to get into the attic?
A: Squirrels will typically use areas such as the roofline gap, eave gaps, any ventilation vent, or rotten wood.
Q: Do Squirrels carry diseases?
A: Yes, Squirrels do carry diseases. According to the CDC, squirrels can have the Plague, Tularemia, Tick Fever, Lyme disease, La Crosse Encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
Q: What Do I do if I find a baby squirrel?
A: Typically, you will need to find a local wildlife rehabilitator for baby squirrels. Usually, some voluntary companies or individuals are taught by the state wildlife commissions how to raise the young squirrels to survive once released.