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Squirrel Removal and Control

Cincinnati Squirrel Removal & Control

At Animal Remover we provide safe, humane, reliable, and effective squirrel removal, trapping, control and exclusion. If you have a squirrel or a family of squirrels living on your property or in your attic we can provide the services to remove them and keep them out for the future. There is not a squirrel problem that we can’t handle. Squirrels will chew holes into different parts of your home or take advantage of existing holes due to constructions gaps to gain access into your attic where they will defecate, urinate, chew electrical wires, and cause damage to your attic insulation. If a litter of squirrels is successfully raised in your home they will return two times a year, once in the spring and once in the fall to raise their young. We also repair holes on your home to keep the squirrels out along with a full attic restoration service to clean up the mess that they make. We use only the most up to date squirrel removal equipment and techniques to take care of your problem.

Squirrel Removal, Trapping & Control in Cincinnati, NKY, Oxford & Dayton

Squirrels are classified as a nuisance animal species due to their habits of living in homes and buildings. The most common complaints include the following:

  • Squirrels living in the attic.
  • Squirrels living in the chimney.
  • Squirrels chewing on soffits and woodwork.
  • Squirrels chewing holes in siding.
  • Squirrels stealing birdseed from bird feeders.
  • Squirrels chewing through ridge vents and roof vents.
  • Squirrels chewing through louver vents.
  • Squirrels inside home.
  • Squirrels in basement.

For these reasons, many people wish to have this nuisance squirrels trapped and removed.

SQUIRREL BIOLOGY:

(Sciurus carolinensis) Squirrels are usually gray, sometimes red, brown, or black. Adults average about one pound in weight. They can live up to 10 years but in the wild life spans average 3-4 years. Squirrels give birth to two litters per year - one in late summer, and one in winter. The female gives birth to 3-4 young after a 44 day gestation; baby squirrels grow quickly, and are weaned in about ten weeks.

SQUIRREL BEHAVIOR:

Squirrels are most active in the morning and evening. Squirrels eat mostly nuts and seeds. They live in a variety of habitats, forest, suburban, and city areas. They establish home territories, and often communicate via scent, chattering, body movement, and flickering of the tail.

NUISANCE CONCERNS:

Squirrels prefer to live in attics. They are perpetual chewers and constantly chew to hone their teeth, and will chew on houses or wires, ducts and pipes once inside an attic. People don't like the noises of squirrels running about above the ceiling or in the eaves, but it's really the chewing that's a problem. If squirrels chew on electrical wires in an attic, it can create a real potential fire hazard. Most home fires with unknown origins are generally attributed to rodents chewing on wires. Squirrels will construct large nest in an attic where they will then have their babies. Squirrel will defecate and urine in an attic creating a health hazard for the occupants.

SQUIRREL DISEASES:

Squirrels carry many parasites, and thus are vectors for the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit. They also defecate and urinate in your attic, which pose health risks, such as Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis or Salmonella.

HOW TO GET RID OF SQUIRRELS:

The only proven method to get rid of squirrels is through trapping, habitat modification, and exclusion. Squirrels will not respond to repellents, strobe lights, music, moth balls, or ammonia. We also have one way doors available a one way door is a device that we put over the hole of where the animal has accessed the attic. The one way door will allow the animal to leave the attic but not return. Using one way doors is generally not recommended due to the fact that the animal will return and try to chew another way into the attic. There are no repellants available on the market that will deter squirrels from living on a property.

We offer Squirrel Removal Services in the following areas:

Cincinnati OH, West Chester OH, Mason OH, Fairfield OH, Oxford OH, Northern KY and SE IN

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