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Squirrel Removal

SquirrelSquirrels are probably the most common wildlife that humans come in contact with on a daily basis. Think about it, they’re often found gallivanting in our yards, playing hide and seek with our pets, burying acorns all over the place only to later forget where they put them, and even during their busy schedule, they still find the time to squeeze in a quick game of “Chicken” with us while we’re on our way to work in the morning. Squirrels are like our outdoor pets. Keyword being, outdoor! As cute and quirky as squirrels can be, they can wreak havoc on our homes if and when they decide to move-in. Frequently enough, squirrels will move inside in search of a safe haven to nest, rest and raise their young. Of course squirrels mean no harm to us by moving in but little do they know that their normal daily habits can cause major damage to our attics and / or other places they decide to reside. Did you know that a squirrel’s teeth never stop growing? This is one of the main reasons that they cause so much damage. A squirrel must constantly file its teeth down in order for them to maintain their normal shape. Squirrels will chew on anything in a home such as electrical wiring, vents, wood trim, fascia and even water pipes. These annoying gnawing habits are dangerous and can cause house fires and floods and in return cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. If the flooding and house fires aren’t enough to scare you, another fun present squirrels will leave behind are their massive amounts of feces and urine. There’s nothing like coming home to an offensive stench of who knows what and not knowing where it’s coming from. (Thanks Mr. Squirrel!) Not to mention that these little guys carry fleas and ticks which means they can also spread diseases such as lime disease and rabies. If you think a squirrel has taken up residence in your home, the best thing to do is to be proactive and to call a professional immediately. Not only will a licensed wildlife professional safely remove the animal and its young, they will also perform a proper exclusion to prevent any other wildlife from entering into your home in the future.

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Signs That Squirrels Are In Your Home:

  1. NOISE – You may hear the pitter pattering of tiny feet running around in your attic or scratching, and squeaking inside your walls and chimneys. If you have pets, they may also start acting differently around certain areas and walls in your home. If your dog is barking at a wall for no reason, he or she just may hear a rodent.
  2. ODOR – You may also smell strong odors, mostly of urine and feces. You may also see urine stains on your ceiling if the squirrels are living in your attic.
  3. POWER OUTAGES – Power outages and appliances not working can happen due to the squirrels chewing on electrical wires.
  4. FLOODING – Flooding is possible due to squirrels chewing on water pipes.
  5. LEAKS – Leaks can occur due to squirrels chewing on fascia and siding, which in return will allow rain water to enter the home.
  6. HOLES – You many even notice holes around the home where squirrels have been busy chewing through siding.

HERON’S SQUIRREL REMOVAL PROCEDURE:
We will safely remove any adult and infant squirrels off of the premises.

Did you know?

  • A baby squirrel is called a Kitten and is blind at birth? Baby squirrels are also solely dependent on their moms for nourishment up until 2 months after being born.
  • Baby squirrels are only born twice a year, usually during spring and at the end of summer.
  • Squirrels can run up to 20 miles per hour!
  • Gray squirrels are known as “living fossils” because their physical appearance hasn’t changed in over 37 million years!
  • A squirrel’s brain is the size of a walnut.