Squirrels are the cutest of the nuisance animals and many people welcome them into their yards, some even feed them. But, squirrels have the potential to cause major harm to your home, roof, and more.
Squirrels are jumpers and can easily leap onto your roof, leaving holes that become a problem in your roof, and then gnaw their way into your home usually by way of the attic. Calling in a professional squirrel removal expert is essential to saving yourself a lot of money and health concerns by getting them out sooner rather than later.
Common Squirrel Diseases
Unlike rodents like rats, which can harbor a vast variety of different diseases, squirrels are less of a threat regarding disease. However, squirrels have been known to carry leptospirosis and typhus fever. The bigger threat to humans is the fire risk posed from squirrels and other rodents chewing on your electrical lines.
Squirrel Fire Risks: Chewing on Electrical Wires
You might be surprised to learn that over 30,000 house fires each year and millions of dollars worth of damages have been attributed to squirrels and other rodents chewing on electrical wires. Squirrels chewing electrical wires have not only caused fires but have also caused city, and even state, wide power outages across the country. Their teeth grow to a massive two or three inches so it makes sense that they would always want to be chewing on something.
Why? They need to keep those teeth filed down. They’ll gnaw on anything if it will help them in this. Squirrels have surpassed even cyber hackers as the greatest current threat to our electrical grid.
Professional Squirrel Control and Squirrel Removal
World Class Wildlife Removal is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and is a third-generation company with over 30 years of experience in squirrel removal, squirrel control, and trapping of squirrels.
Left to their own devices the squirrels may gnaw through your insulation, electrical wires, scratch up your roof floors and walls, and set up their nests inside the walls of your home. Read on for more about why you should call World Class Wildlife Removal now if you suspect a squirrel has made its way into your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Squirrel Removal
There are a few questions we receive often about squirrel removal and the process. Here are a few of the most common ones.
I am having a problem with squirrels in my attic. I put live traps up there and baited them with peanut butter because I read it was a good solution online. We haven’t had any luck, what are we doing wrong?
A few things might be the problem. Traps you can get over the counter usually require a heavy trigger to go off.
Since squirrels are so small and light they might not be triggering the trap. Also, peanut butter is not going to be the snack of choice for most squirrels especially if there are bird feeders or oak trees nearby.
We will be happy to look at your issue and get you the exact method you need to get rid of them for good.
Once they’re trapped what will you do with the squirrels?
We have approved release sites we work with that we can release animals into. We never euthanize any animal we capture.
Do You Clean Up The Mess Once You’re Done?
We pride ourselves on never leaving a mess. We do a thorough clean up after the services are completed and make sure to sanitize and disinfect the area as well.
World Class Squirrel Removal Process
Our experienced World Class Wildlife Removal professionals will come to your home for a free initial inspection of your property. We will then set traps around the property according to our knowledge of squirrel activity and common squirrel behaviors to have the best chance of trapping your squirrels.
Before we set up our systems we will also do a thorough investigation of your home for the signs of squirrel activities. We search for nesting, damages to electrical wires from potential chewing, damage to ductwork, gnaw marks on wood surfaces, squirrel droppings, all openings in and out of your home that could provide access, and give you a report of our findings and conclusions.
You might think squirrels are not that big of a deal but we have heard major complaints from homeowners. Read our article on the six major homeowner complaints regarding squirrels to learn more.