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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Kevin
1/21/2021
Very prompt, professional and thorough.
Gensa
1/20/2021
They are professionals. They tell you what the job cost and that is what they charge you . They came right out were polite and clean did what they said they would do .Did the follow up as was promised . Called after service was complete. We have used them multiple times and they are consistent every time on every job. I highly recommend them
Peter
1/20/2021
We had discovered a raccoon family in our outdoor courtyard. Traps were placed and three raccoons removed - the number I had seen. They were prompt and efficient in getting the work done and I appreciate their help.
Susan
1/14/2021
We had flying squirrels in our attic and the technician Chris could not have been more helpful or professional. He always texted letting us know when he would be arriving and was right on time. He dealt with our problem efficiently, identified the probably point of entry and sealed it off. We did need him to return for a mice issue, again in the attic and he responded quickly. Very pleased with his service and the way it was handled.
Nick
1/14/2021
Thanks for the great service as usual, Chris!
Pat
1/14/2021
Chris came and did a great job of explaining everything to me. He was so helpful and made me feel like the plan was going to solve my mice problem. I really appreciate it as I have had so much anxiety over seeing a mouse in my house, and now I feel so much better after the visit today fro Critter Control!!! I would recommend Chris and Critter Control to anyone with this issue.
Dan
1/13/2021
Brandon is the best! Excellent service.
Dominique
1/12/2021
Eric Kelley goes the extra mile to make a thorough inspection and identify the problem. Great Job Eric.
Tom
1/12/2021
Alan was very professional and did a super job.
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