Eco-Friendly Humane Squirrel Removal & Control
We know how to get rid of squirrels out of attics and how to keep squirrels out. We always get rid of squirrels using safe & humane methods. Call for your squirrel inspection today. We are a full service Wildlife and Squirrel control company. We Do Not Use Pesticides for squirrel removal and only use GREEN, Mechanical Techniques around you, your family and pets! We provide squirrel removal, squirrel management and squirrel control to the Greater Shreveport, Coushatta, Monroe, Natchitoches and Bossier City areas including Barksdale Air Force Base. We specialize in squirrel removal from attics and homes, commercial buildings and warehouses. If you are having problems with squirrels in the attic or in your walls we have proven solutions that will humanely remove and keep them from coming back. If you have noises in the attic or wall, you need to act FAST! Animals have likely already been there for two weeks before feeling comfortable enough to let themselves be heard. If I had noises in my attic you better believe I’d act quickly. Noises in the attic could be a squeaking attic fan or something live; let us figure that out for you. Something living in the attic is worse than just an intruder; you are likely dealing with an animal that loves to chew wires which can cause a fire! If you are having a problem with squirrels in your attic, home or building we are the trained squirrel removal specialists. Call – (318)553-3006
Proven Squirrel Removal & Prevention Techniques
Prevention goes a long way in the control of squirrels in Shreveport and Bossier City. Limiting food sources such as bird feeders and cleaning up fallen nuts and seeds is helpful. Trimming trees and shrubs off the perimeters of the structure especially at the roof line level will discourage the squirrels from climbing onto the house and maybe you will not have to call me for squirrel removal. Installing chimney caps will prevent squirrels and other animals from falling into the chimney flue. Finally the roof and gable vents should be inspected for structural integrity as well as the fascia boards and overhangs. Once the squirrels have breached the structure and have entered the attic or overhangs it is necessary to remove the squirrels using box traps. Baits such as peanuts, peanut butter and seeds work well with squirrels.
How do Squirrels get in my Attic
Squirrels are excellent climbers. Most of the time, they’ve chosen an attic based on convenience or proximity to their normal home range. Squirrels are excellent chewers, so they often chew through wooden fascia boards or other areas to gain access. If there’s an easy and obvious way in, all the better. A house with wide-open holes and easy access stands a higher chance of seeing a squirrel enter at some point. Squirrels can fit through small areas, so most of the time they don’t even need to chew their way in – they just find a gap somewhere in the architecture. Easy climbing access, such as trees adjacent to the house, also increases the probability of animal entry and habituation. But even without nearby trees, squirrels have no problem climbing almost anything. The most popular area of entry is any place where an eave meets up against a roof portion of the house, such as a dormer, or any architectural bend leading sections of the roof to meet. They also often get in where the roof line meets the fascia. Vents, both on the roof, the gables, and under eaves, are very common entry points, especially if they are not sealed properly.
What Damage Does a Squirrel Cause in An Attic
The squirrel often finds bedding material by shredding roof or wall paper, and shredding vent ducts and insulation around pipes. The biggest problem is that they chew, and I’ve seen dozens of cases in Shreveport and Bossier City attics which they’ve chewed electrical wires. It’s estimated that half of house fires of unknown origin are due to rodent chewing on electrical wires. I’ve been to several homes that have experienced power outages due to squirrels chewing on wires, along with alarm systems being tripped, and PVC plumbing lines chewed through, resulting in big water damage. Basically, if you’ve got any wires or pipes in the attic, the squirrels will gnaw on them. It is much cheaper to call us and use our squirrel removal service. Also animals that live in houses also sometimes die in houses, and the odor of a dead squirrel is incredible. I remove many dead squirrels from attics. They also urinate and defecate everywhere. I’ve seen some attics that have been heavily contaminated with squirrel droppings. This is not only unsanitary and smells bad, but squirrel droppings are host to a number of diseases.
What is Squirrel Exclusion
Squirrel exclusion is the process by which a technician installs a one-way squirrel door that allows the squirrels to exit the home and does not allow them re-entry. This one-way door is the most effective way we have found to ensure that all squirrels leave the nest and are not trapped inside to die. Some homes may require several one-way doors so the cost of the exclusion can vary quite a bit. The cost of exclusion also depends on the size of the home, the height of the squirrel entry points, and the number of points they use. Our inspection will fully inform you of all the necessary work needed and the associated costs.
Is there a Squirrel Poison
There is no registered poison for squirrels. There is no legal poison for squirrels. There’s no effective poison that I know of for squirrels, though I admit that I don’t know much about poisoning animals. That’s because I consider poison the worst possible approach to animal control. It’s ineffective and inhumane. If you were able to successfully poison a squirrel, it would most likely die in the attic, where it would decompose for weeks, and create a horrible odor throughout the house and require serious attic restoration. It has to be smelled to be believed. Furthermore, the death of the animal would be very painful and inhumane. Finally, if it’s a female squirrel with babies, the mother will die, and the babies will be orphaned in the attic, where they will suffer and starve to death, and then die and cause more odor. And poison won’t solve the root of the problem. Please don’t try to poison a squirrel or any other animal. I know that people want to try this method, because they ask me, and because I see many internet searches for the phrase “squirrel poison”. Please, do not try to poison squirrels, for all your squirrel removal needs in hte Shreveport Bossier City please call Wildlife Abatement at (318)553-3006