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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Elisabeth
10/1/2021
Great natured guys and very thorough. Appreciate their attitude and service.
Kris
9/27/2021
Michele and George delivered pre-eminent world class customer service! They gave a 24 hour notification with their arrival date and time, were prompt, knowledgeable, and easy to do Business with! They planned their work, and worked their plan. Just when we thought that customer service was a dying art, they restored our confidence that Critter Control is passionate with their craft! I would highly recommend this Company, as they exceeded our expectations! Sincerely, Karen Doherty and Kris Kepler
Mara
9/15/2021
Excellent communications, execution and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
Ellen
9/10/2021
The Critter Control team went above and beyond to make sure that NO CRITTERS could get into my home. We thought we had conquered the problem, but we still heard squirrels getting in, so they returned to reassess and finish the job. They actually pulled up our deck boards and found that the critters were getting in because of a rotted board underneat the cantilever. They replaced the insulation, rotted boards, and put a metal sheeting over everything so NO squirrels or critters could chew their way in! If you need critter control - you need to contact them. They stand behind their work 100%.... Thank you Rodney & Team!! Great Job. Ellen R. Haslett, MI
Joy
9/9/2021
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Flo
9/3/2021
Everyone is awesome!! Thank you!
Jan B.
8/28/2021
If you are in the market for this service, having Michelle and George take a look is a must! Unlike some other vendors, the people who come to the house and assess the job are the ones that will actually do the work, so you get to meet the people who will actually perform the work - no new people or subcontractors. Michelle and George are highly experienced, professional, and friendly - a pleasure to work with. They always came within the promised window, and were accessible by phone or text for any questions. Sincerely, highly recommend.
Kay's Dairy Bar
8/26/2021
Great job
Bilal
8/24/2021
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
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