How To Identify Ground Squirrel Problems
Ground squirrel Description
Ground squirrels are certainly one of the most commonly seen and tolerated mammals. Ground squirrels are curious in nature and most species adapt very well to human presence. Due to their seemingly careless nature, they are often the source of nuisance wildlife complaints and can be very destructive when they invade personal property. Each species poses its own ground squirrel removal challenge and in most cases it is best to contact or hire a trained professional to handle the issue. Ground squirrels are persistent, which is why it can be helpful to hire a professional to not only remove the nuisance ground squirrels but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future ground squirrel infestation.
Ground squirrel Habitats
Ground squirrels primarily live in wooded areas and most commonly build their nests in trees, however, it is very common for ground squirrels to nest in attics or walls of residential homes or commercial buildings. Ground squirrel problems are often identified by home or business owners when they can be heard scratching or moving around from inside the structure.
Ground squirrel Entry
Ground squirrels are tenacious and persistent creatures that will work very hard to gain entry into attics and other spaces. If you are experiencing a ground squirrel problem in your home or place of business, chances are these nuisance critters have already established multiple entry points. Our ground squirrel removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only remove the ground squirrel or ground squirrels from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future ground squirrel infestation.
What To Do Before The Ground squirrel Removal Specialist Arrives
Ground squirrel Control and Safety
Ground squirrels are not typically dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify with certainty that you have ground squirrels in your attic we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office (hyper-‐link to office finder) and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. You should be able to identify the general area of the home or building that the ground squirrels are nesting based on the sounds you hear while inside the home. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the ground squirrel removal technician. Once the family of ground squirrels has entered your attic area they will essentially settle in and make it home. They will establish areas to sleep, urinate and eat. They have a tendency to be very destructive, and despite their small size, ground squirrel damage in attics is often extensive.
Contact a Critter Control Ground squirrel Specialist
Ground squirrel removal and professional Ground squirrel prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Ground squirrel issue is identified. Call 1-‐800-‐ CRITTER (274-‐8837)
What To Expect Once A Ground squirrel Technician Arrives
Ground squirrel Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Ground squirrel problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Ground squirrel removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.
Ground squirrel Damage
Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance ground squirrels and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the ground squirrels’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our ground squirrel removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you hear ground squirrels in your attic!