Squirrels can be a joy to see in their natural habitat, scampering up trees and gathering acorns. Sometimes, though, squirrel populations can suddenly be too prevalent around your home and the small critters can even get into your home. Squirrels are generally considered a pest animal and can be trapped, removed and relocated — but we don't encourage homeowners to do this work. Call Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth at 817.857.4803 today to address any and all squirrel problems.
Common Squirrel Complaints
One of the most common complaints we receive when it comes to squirrels is the damage they can cause inside your home — attics and inside walls are common nesting areas for squirrels. Squirrels also:
- Rip insulation to use for making nests, lowering your home's heating efficiency
- Soil rooms with urine and feces, both of which can be health hazards
- Steal birdseed from feeders and scares songbirds off
WHY & HOW TO GET RID OF SQUIRRELS
Squirrels are a nuisance — it seems like they are always around and causing trouble. In order to fully get rid of them, there are a few steps you can take as a homeowner, but you should leave most of the work to the professionals at Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth. Before you call Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth at 817.857.4803, you can take steps like restricting access to birdfeeders and applying repellents to the area.
Squirrel Removal Process
Squirrels commonly enter an attic or the walls of a home from holes on the roof. Homeowners may not realize their roof has a small hole under a tile or in a hard-to-see spot. You need to remove them as soon as possible.
First, we determine the entry points that squirrels are using to enter a home. These entry points are commonly found on the roof. A chimney is another possible entry point if it does not have a chimney cap, as squirrels can freely enter it without a cap.
Next, we set traps and create one-way doors at these entry points. These methods are the only ways to remove squirrels from a home effectively. Although they are only temporary solutions, permanent solutions will come later in the process.