In the United States, there are over 200 species of squirrels classified as either a ground, tree, or flying squirrel. 

Our wildlife professionals are knowledgeable in handling each type of squirrel; however, flying squirrels and tree squirrels will use your home as shelter, making them capable of causing more damage than ground squirrels. Flying squirrels can glide distances of over 150 feet making openings on homes easily accessible, and tree squirrels utilize their climbing abilities to gain access to homes. Ground squirrels are commonly seen causing destruction to yards or gardens.

How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Critter Control specializes in squirrel removal. In order to remove a squirrel or family of squirrels on your property, our wildlife specialist will perform a thorough inspection to determine the severity of the problem. After the inspection, they will build a custom solution to trap, remove, and seal all entry points. They will also provide warranty options as well as an estimate for preventative services.

Home Inspection for Squirrels

Our inspector will look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material.  

Squirrel Trapping & Removing 

When performing squirrel removal, our wildlife professional will determine the most effective and humane way to remove the squirrel(s) from your property. The most common methods used are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture. We do not directly capture adult squirrels as they move too quickly and fit in very small spaces.  If babies are found in an attic, they will be hand removed and relocated with their mom. If mom is not in sight and the babies are too young to survive on their own, our wildlife specialists will seek help from a local wildlife rehabilitation center.

Exclusion & Habitat Modification 

Preventative exclusion is the most effective method to prevent squirrels or wildlife from entering your home. It is essential to seal all entry points to prevent future entry after squirrel removal. In addition, we strongly recommend maintenance service. Like other rodents, squirrels have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can chew a new way back into your home.

Precautions like removing trees or tree branches on or close to your roof can help prevent the entry or reentry of squirrels into your home. We also urge you to refrain from using bird feeders as they are a huge attractant for squirrels and additional wildlife. After squirrel removal, we advise all our customers to remove bird feeders, if present, in order to maintain a squirrel free home.


 

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Squirrel Removal - Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property. 
Squirrel Prevention - Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.  
Damage Repairs - Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.


Information reviewed by Sean Carruth, VP of Communications
Source: The Handbook: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage


 

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Judy
11/20/2020
Efficient and humane duck removal. Thank you!
Christina
11/19/2020
Awesome customer service.
Cindy
11/17/2020
Adam was full of knowledge about the critters (mice) that were in the walls. I feel so much better knowing that the problem has been handled by the professionals. Highly recommended!
Mark
11/17/2020
We hate critters in our house, but love Critter Control! Chris and company are quite professional, respectful and thorough. I highly recommend there services.
Rick
11/15/2020
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Dela
11/15/2020
Very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient technician. Glad to have done business with him and you.
Brian
11/15/2020
Terrific service visit. Very thorough and complete, and all covered by warranty. Excellent service all around.
Mary
11/15/2020
All of the technicians are professional and pleasant and the office is responsive to any emails or calls. They explain what is to be done also. Thanks Mary
Pamela
11/3/2020
Good communication throughout the inspection. During these COVID times, my 82 year old mother especially appreciated Rus's care with wearing a mask and maintaining a social distance. She felt safe having him in her home to deal with the mice. Thank you!
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