The Boston area is home to a great number of squirrel species, but that doesn’t mean you should have to share your home with them. If these critters build a nest in your attic, garage, chimney, or basement, it can be incredibly hard to get them out and keep them out. Squirrels are adaptive, crafty animals — but they’re no match for the licensed, certified, and highly trained squirrel removal experts at Critter Control® of Boston.
How Squirrels Enter Your Household
Squirrels can gain access to different parts of your house through a number of different entry points, including:
- Small gaps in your siding
- Damaged or torn shingles
- Holes in fascia boards
- Uncapped chimneys
- Rotten or weakened soffits
Sometimes, these entryways are incredibly small and tucked away in secluded places, so it can feel nearly impossible to identify each and every one on your own. Uncovering holes, gaps, and cracks that squirrels can take advantage of takes a trained eye. Luckily, you can count on the specialists at Critter Control® of Boston to find and fill them with ease.
Squirrel Removal Problem Areas
These clever critters are opportunistic and will attempt any method they can think of to get into your home. Because squirrels are also skilled climbers, no area is off limits without professional protection — not even your attic. In fact, the attic is one of the most common sites of infestation. If a squirrel finds its way into this upper area of your home, it’ll almost certainly build a nest, leaving a trail of damage and destruction behind.
Likewise, squirrels are frequently discovered in chimneys between spring and early summer — typically because this is around the time when female squirrels have babies and need a safe place to raise them. Sadly, baby squirrels, or squirrel kits, can’t climb out of chimneys on their own. If you stumble across any of these critters in your chimney, give Critter Control® of Boston a call, so we can assist you with careful squirrel removal services.
Squirrel Damage and Destruction
If squirrels are such tiny and seemingly harmless creatures, how can they cause so much damage and put your entire family at risk? Well, to keep their front teeth from growing out of control, squirrels constantly chew on various objects, including:
- Cardboard boxes
- Electrical wiring
- Wood furniture
Considering all of the items that squirrels can use to file their teeth, practically nothing in your home is safe once these critters wander inside. To protect your family and belongings, seek professional wildlife removal services from the licensed experts at Critter Control® of Boston. We provide the most effective and long-term solutions to ensure that no critter is left behind in your home — and that you’ll never deal with another run in with them again.
Let Us Fix the Damage From Squirrels
When you attempt to remove squirrels on your own, the process can be stressful, expensive, and unsuccessful. Fortunately, our experienced technicians have come up with a plan to protect your home in four simple steps:
- Inspection — A thorough inspection of your home reveals entry points, nesting areas, and the size of your squirrel situation. Once we understand the details of your wildlife problem and the layout of your home, we can come up with a proper plan to remove the unwanted animals.
- Removal — Safe, humane squirrel removal protects you, your family, and the intruding critters from harm. That’s why we use eco-friendly alternatives and low-risk treatments with every one of our wildlife management services.
- Prevention — Installing prevention tools like vent screens and chimney caps helps us protect the most vulnerable parts of your home from future squirrel infestations. To give your home complete protection, we’ll also fill the holes and gaps that squirrels can use for entry with industrial sealant, wire mesh, and other tough material.
- Restoration — Because squirrels gnaw, build nests, and breed, they can create chaos ranging from torn insulation to chewed wooden beams. So, once our licensed technicians find and exclude squirrels, we’ll take extra steps to repair the damage left behind. This includes sealing entry points and restoring your attic.
Preventing Another Squirrel Situation
After removing squirrels from your home, we’ll secure your property with professional tools and materials. From chimney caps and vent covers to entry point repair and restoration, our crew will do whatever it takes to prevent squirrels from entering again. However, there are a few things you can do around your home to also help prevent their return.
- Never feed squirrels.Feeding squirrels will make them feel more comfortable on your property, which can encourage them to try nesting inside. Don’t leave any food outside for squirrels and keep a close eye on any bird feeders or outdoor sources of food.
- Trim tree branches. Squirrels can easily climb to your roof when tree branches lead right to the top of your home, which is why it’s important to regularly trim overhanging branches that can provide easy access.
- Only feed your pets inside.When you leave pet food outside, you can unintentionally attract hungry and curious squirrels. If you can, try to only feed your pets inside or quickly clean up after they eat outside.
- Get rid of potential nesting areas. Carefully seal openings in your attic, crawlspaces, and chimney. Otherwise, squirrels could crawl in and get stuck. To add an extra layer of protection, secure your shed and garage, and enclose open areas under your home or porch.
Safe and Secure Squirrel Removal in Boston
There are specific laws and regulations that protect numerous wildlife species in Massachusetts. Although it can be tempting to tackle a squirrel removal on your own, it’s always safer to consider help from a professional. Whether you think you have a squirrel in your home or have confirmed an infestation, you can count on the licensed animal professionals at Critter Control® of Boston to legally and professionally protect your property. We’ll work with you to come up with a plan that fits your budget and completely solves the wildlife problem. Call us today to schedule your inspection, or text us at 617-975-0440.