Red Squirrel and Gray Squirrel Trapping & Removal in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts & Vermont
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We have all seen red squirrels and gray squirrels at the bird feeder and that is fine but when they get into your house they are not cute anymore. Rodents cause 7% of the nations house fires every year by chewing on electrical wires. A rodents teeth are harder than iron and they never stop growing, because of this they never stop chewing.
Unlike Flying Squirrels, Red Squirrels and Gray Squirrels must be trapped out to solve the problem, exclusions do not work, Red Squirrels and Gray Squirrels can do much more damage than flying squirrels and they will chew their way back in 9 times out of 10. Squirrels have 2 litters a year with 2-6 per litter. Red Squirrels and Gray Squirrels have their litters in the spring and again in mid summer, times may vary slightly between Red Squirrels and Gray Squirrels.
Once the entry holes are found we trap out the Red Squirrels or Gray Squirrels and then seal the entry hole and put a 1 year Guarantee on the sealing job against re-entry.
Squirrel Removal Services
Our animal removal service includes red squirrel removal and gray squirrel removal. Squirrel removal includes the trapping of the squirrels and sealing up the entry hole.
Squirrels are everywhere in their respective habitats and thrive in the wild. However, can be a pest if they are left unchecked. If you have a squirrel problem, contact us and we will solve your problem right away.
American red squirrels are agile little creatures who mainly inhabit the northern end of North America. They are primarily found in areas where conifer trees are numerous, as their diet mostly consists of the buds and seeds of conifers. However, they eat plenty of nuts, various seeds, small insects, and even mushrooms.
Gray squirrels are nimble rodents who are relatively widespread. There are multiple species throughout America, Europe, and Asia. They are primarily found in forests which host many of the foods that make up their extensive diet (which includes berries, nuts, seeds, bark, tree buds, and acorns).
Squirrels are a two-sided coin. They can be beneficial and yet damaging to your property and family.
- They will spread seeds they forget to eat, which will grow, helping the environment.
- They are a natural food source for other animals and have their place in the food chain, keeping balance in your local environment.
- They will dig up freshly planted seeds for food, rip bark off of trees, dig holes to store food, and build nests in your home.
- If they are in great need of shelter, they may chew through wooden beams to enter your roof.
- They are prone to diseases that can be transferred to humans. Rabies, mange, cat scratch fever, and typhus are the most common diseases they carry.
They can make a right nuisance of themselves, so it’s best to keep an eye on where they could be to prevent their damage from becoming worse than necessary.
Squirrels will generally hide and store food anywhere they can access that they deem safe. Attic and roof spaces are common, as are garden sheds, or even holes they dig in your backyard. It’s best to be perceptive and keep your eye out in case they start causing damage without you realizing. Stripped bark off trees and droppings are also good tell-tales of squirrel activity. Once you’ve found them, you’ll need to know how to get rid of them.
If you locate squirrels on your property, contact us. Squirrel removal is not an easy process, and we have the knowledge and tools to deal with squirrels effectively.
What You Can Do
- Discover exactly why the squirrel is on your property (it will either be food or shelter). They are most busy in morning and in the afternoon and are quite vocal. You should be able to locate them if you are at home during the day.
- Remove food sources, eliminate any food scraps, keep bins closed, and don’t use bird feeders (or buy a squirrel-proof one). If you can find squirrels’ food stores, destroy them to discourage them from returning.
- Remove any shelter they have made and eliminate access to shelter you can’t get rid of.
- Always exercise caution. If you happen to be bi
How to Keep Squirrels Out Of The Roof?
Despite the friendly and playful nature, squirrels remain unwanted animal pests in the home because of the tremendous amounts of damage they can cause with their sharp teeth and insatiable urge to chew.
In addition to the incredible damage they can cause, squirrels on your roof can be very noisy. There are just too many reasons why squirrels on your roof are a nightmare. Fortunately, there are a few easy methods you use to evict or prevent squirrels from entering your home. Here are some tips and tricks to keep squirrels out of your roof.
Identify how they get into the roof
To get squirrels out of your roof, your first assignment will be to figure out how they are getting in the roof. To do this, you may need to install an outdoor camera to help you see their route into the roof. From the video clips, you may be able to identify how the squirrels climb into your roof. Be observant and watch for any pattern on how they move, try to identify the routes they follow.
Following your assessment of the location from the camera clips or your observation of their behavior, you will have to climb to the roof to independently verify the suspected route. So, grab a ladder and try to locate the squirrels’ entrance or exit. Squirrels can also gain access through the windows and the wiring. Therefore, check to see whether any cables have broken through the window and left a small opening.
Use a one-way door to evict them
One of the most frequent methods used to get rid of squirrels in the roof or attic is a one-way door. The basic idea is that the squirrels are using one or more holes that they have chewed through or that already exist to enter and exit the house. Find the hole the squirrels are utilizing to enter and exit the house first. If there are multiple openings, seal all except one, preferably the one that is most frequently used. Then install a one-way door that will let the squirrels leave the attic but keep them from coming back in. And remember that squirrels have very sharp teeth and love to chew, therefore only use steel sealants that they can’t chew through.
Prevent them from getting in
Once you have successfully evicted the squirrels in your roof, the next step will be to prevent them from getting back in. There are several ways to do this, but the most effective method will be to block their entry points, and it’s best to use sealants that squirrels can’t chew through like stainless steel mesh, aluminum flashing, sheet metal, steel wool, etc.
Cut back trees
Squirrels frequently climb onto your roof by using the overhanging trees as a ramp. Cut or clip the overhanging branches that are serving as a squirrel entryway if it is safe to do so. Squirrels can jump very high. However, they are unable to jump from a great height. Therefore, ensure that there is an 8-foot space between the tree limb and the roof. This will prevent them from reaching the roof by jumping from the trees.
Use Bird Repellent Gel
Polybutene, the material used to make bird repellent gel, is typically non-toxic and will not be harmful to squirrels. Use a caulking gun to apply this transparent gel to gutters and in areas where you observed the squirrels most often climb in through. The sticky gel will discourage the squirrels from coming back. Polybutene withstands the elements and lasts for a very long period. And it can be applied to balconies, window ledges, tree branches, gutters, railings, and handrails.
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