The Do's And Don'ts Of Home Squirrel Removal
Squirrels are cute and small but when in your home, they can create a disastrous mess. These critters are the most common wildlife that can sneak into your home because they’re smart and can squeeze into the smallest of openings. It’s understandable you want to get rid of them right away but knowing what to do and what not to do will ensure yours and the animal’s safety.
Do: Identify Where The Squirrel Is Hiding
If you know squirrels are in your home, it’s good to locate the spot where they’re hiding. Identifying the area will allow the professionals to provide quick and efficient home squirrel removal that’s safe your family. However, you should identify their location from a distance. Getting too close can scare the squirrel and if there is more than one, this can force them to scatter. Also, getting too close can increase your chances of getting bit, which is dangerous because many wildlife are carriers of harmful diseases.
Don’t: Trap Them Into A Space
You may be thinking that trapping them into a space will make it easier to remove because they are stuck in one spot. However, squirrels often enter your home because they want a safe place to live and protect their young. If you trap a squirrel, there’s always a chance that the babies are left alone and you may not know about it until they die and your home begins to smell. Unfortunately, this is the sad truth, which is why you shouldn’t trap them in or cover up any openings.
Do: Supervise Or Separate Your Pets
Cats and dogs like to chase squirrels but when indoors, there are only so many places to run around and hide. Separate your pets to make sure they don’t get bit or make a mess trying to chase the squirrel around.
Don’t: Attempt To Handle The Animals Directly
As you probably already know by now, handling the wild animal yourself can result in you getting bitten or separating the mom from her young. Although, you want to save money and feel you can easily remove the animal yourself, there are other steps the professionals know to make for better efficiency. They are able to ensure that all animals are removed safely and provide preventative tips and methods to help homeowners avoid this in the future.
Do: Contact Professional Squirrel Removal Services
To avoid creating more damage and putting yourself in harms ways, call the professionals. Wildlife control services will be able to quickly provide home squirrel removal so you can get on with the rest of your day.
Don’t: Use Chemicals Or Pesticides
Chemicals intended for outdoor use are hazardous to use indoors because they remain toxic longer inside than they would outdoors. This puts you and your family at risk and may just kill the squirrel somewhere difficult to find like a hole in the wall or a small opening in your attic.
Wildlife Control Services | Home Squirrel Removal
We always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts. One area that Wildlife Control Services focuses on is Integrated Wildlife Management or IWM. IWM means looking at the whole picture in a given situation and combining several strategies for eliminating the problem. For more information about wildlife and home squirrel removal, call us at 860-236-2683.