wildlife Pest Control
Destructive Squirrels quickly removed and relocated far away
Squirrels can be destructive to homes and businesses typically seeking a warm place to shelter. Often, without out notice, sloppy building construction will leave gaps in the roof section that a squirrel will exploit as an entry point. They can also easily chew a hole in a damaged part of the roof, roof vent or climb up though a weak soffit.
Squirrel species vary in size from the small 3oz southern flying squirrel to the larger grey squirrel at 1lb and they display a color mix of white, brown and grey. The grey and southern flying squirrels are the ones most often seen in Mechanicsville, VA. The grey squirrel is the species that most often sneaks into your attic but so will the southern flying squirrel, though, to a lesser extent.
Mechanicsville Pest Control employees carry Commercial Nuisance Wildlife Removal Permits that are renewed every 2 years. We follow all Federal, State and local laws, regulations and ordinances required of every nuisance wildlife trapper in Mechanicsville, VA.
Why does a Squirrel break into your attic: causing all kinds of damage?
Squirrels are mostly herbivores who eat nuts, seeds, tree bark, various plants, the occasional insect. In order to eat the very hard grains that comprise the main portion of their food they need to strengthen their teeth which they do by chewing on the insulation surrounding the cables going into our homes. Squirrels will enter into attics and garages to nest and store food if they find a weakness on the building that allows them to chew a hole through into the warmth and safety they seek. They may also cause other gnawing damage around the yard, such as bird feeders, window screens, trees and plants. Squirrels are attracted mostly to homes that have bird feeders and will likely enlarge a hole into a bird house and eat the nesting birds. To stop all the squirrel mayhem happening around your property, call Mechanicsville Pest Control of Virginia or fill out the form at the top of this page and we'll respond quickly.
how do I know if squirrels are in the attic?
When squirrels are nesting in your attic, you will know it! They are very noisy running back and forth as they squabble or play with each other. Gnawing signs around the yard or the home, such as damaged wood, vents, insulation, bird feeders and garden plants, small holes dug in the yard. Call us before they increase their extended family and we'll stop the damage fast.
How to best get rid of Squirrels?
Getting rid of squirrels from your attic, garage or yard can be challenging by yourself without the proper tools. Removing tree limbs that are close to the house to prevent squirrels from jumping onto your roof may require a tree trimmer. However, you can reduce the number of nuts and seeds in your yard by removing bird feeders. Use mesh fencing around gardens and cover fruit trees with a net. You can also set traps and one-way doors, but the use of these items is best left to a professional trapper because some squirrels are crafty enough to avoid them.