Squirrel damage to your homes can be costly as they can chew through just about anything that’s not made of metal. In fact, their front teeth continue growing throughout their lifetime, which is why they chew on materials.
Not to mention, your property is full of food sources for squirrels. Tree nuts, garden plants, and other animal foods are just a few reasons why these creatures like to stick around your yard.
How do you know if you have squirrel damage?
You might have squirrel damage if you have noticed that the following have been chewed on:
- Wood sidings
- Roofing shingles
- Grill covers
- Patio furniture
- Plastic yard lights
- Non-metal parts of parked cars
Ultimately, if you have a problem, it could lead to a gaping hole in the side of your home or on top of your roof.
You might also be able to hear noises that arise from squirrels running, scratching, or fighting with each other. You may hear these noises in the attic, walls, chimney, or vents.
If you already have a serious problem like this, then now is the time to contact the professionals at Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL. Our pest management professionals can handle the situation safely and securely to nip this in the bud.
Use our guide down below to know what to expect if you need to hire professionals to exterminate your squirrel problem today and learn the signs so you don’t have to go through this problem again in the future.
The first step for the Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL is the initial inspection.
A technician will arrive at your house and identify the squirrel entrances that are causing the problem. These areas are generally your:
- Crawl space
- Other loosely constructed area
We will identify the squirrel problem and figure out exactly how they are getting into your structure or home. We will also do our best to identify their schedule and habits.
This step is important to establishing how many squirrels are involved and if they have any young nesting, a common explanation for squirrel infestation problems.
This inspection can determine whether or not discovery will be easy and how challenging your situation will be to control.
2. Live Traps
The next step for Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL is to set up live traps.
These humane traps focus on the squirrels themselves to efficiently capture them and remove the problem entirely. The traps will remain in a unique time frame to your problem for maximum success.
If you have a problem with such traps, however, then you may want to consider a one-way door which lets the squirrels exit but not re-enter.
During this extermination process, our technicians will begin monitoring the entry point on the first day.
As the trappings continue, our technicians will return on a daily basis to check for trapped animals. This will advance until no more squirrels are trapped and then for a few extra days to ensure the problem is completely resolved.
4. Removal Guidelines
Once removed, we will try to provide odor control products, disinfectants, sanitizers, and cleanup as needed.
The squirrels that are removed will be euthanized to the standards that the US Fish Game & Wildlife and Humane Society have set for these scenarios.
Squirrel repellents may be used directly after removal as well to truly ensure that all squirrels are gone. There are products that you can apply to spaces to discourage squirrels from entering again.
There are also products that you can apply to your gardens, land, or outdoor furniture to prevent chewing.
This topic is something best to discuss with the professional associated with your case, however, before investing money.
Then the Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL will provide a strong block out to prevent this from happening again, whether temporary or long-term.
This temporary covering will be installed over the squirrel entry point to discourage squirrels from seeking shelter in the newly vacant nest.
Depending on your unique problem, we can come back weekly, monthly, or yearly to help out. Of course, our goal is to resolve the problem long-term from the beginning, so you don’t have to deal with this annoyance again.
6. Suggestions and Advice
Upon finishing the extermination, the Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL will do our best to suggest any repairs that your house may need based on damage, such as:
- Structural damage like siding and roofing
- Plumbing damage
- Electrical damage
For any pest control problem, it is recommended that the entry point should be permanently sealed within 2 days of the completed job.
We can also offer unique advice to help with future prevention and long-term control of the squirrels that have infested your property.
Generally speaking, you can protect yourself by inspecting for signs and modifying your property to prevent this from happening again.
When you’re inspecting your home in the future, remember to check for signs that include:
- Damage to insulation and wood
- Noise in the attic
- Squirrels running along utility lines
- Holes in the attic that you haven’t noticed before
- Squirrels entering the chimney
- Squirrels eating garden plants or bird feed
- Squirrels digging small holes in your yard
- Squirrel droppings
If you need to modify your property to prevent future squirrel problems, then consider:
- Trimming limbs that are within 8 to 10 feet of the roof of your home
- Removing bird feeders
- Getting rid of oak or hickory trees
- Installing a wire or electric fence
- Using a tree collar to prevent squirrels chewing on the bark
Contact Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL Today
If you think you’re ready for Squirrel Exterminators Davie FL, then contact us at the Nuisance Wildlife Rangers today.
Squirrel removal and squirrel control is a very common service that is provided throughout the Central Florida areas to prevent property damage and other potential health-related issues.
Squirrels are very used to being around humans and as mentioned before, a majority of their food sources can be found on our property. If you need removal, trapping, or complete control solutions, then we have you covered.
We’re just one phone call away from solving your unique squirrel problem today.