If you hear small rodent feet within your walls or attic, you should consider professional squirrel removal from Centurian Services. The best way to get rid of squirrels in your attic or house is to seal up all the entry points. However, it is not that simple.
You don’t want to seal up entry points while squirrels are inside your home, so observe their habits to decide when to take action. Do they leave for food during the day or at night? When they are out of the house is best time to seal up their doorways. Make sure shrubs and trees are farther from the house than your particular species of squirrel can leap: about 5 feet is a good distance to prevent squirrels from jumping inside.
During the day, head up to the attic and look for light shining through cracks or holes in your home’s exterior. Squirrels come in through holes as small as 2 inches or as big as a baseball. If you can’t access the attic from inside, use binoculars and watch from your lawn chair outside. Are the squirrels going in through siding, soffits, fascia, roof vents, or the foundation?
In the event you didn’t notice, the last few years have been growth years for squirrels. You know, those cute, fuzzy little animals that dart to and fro through the trees. That is, naturally, unless one (or more) of these animals decides to forego the tree-thing and comes inside. Hmmmm… Not too cute and cuddly anymore! Now, rather than ‘cute l’il guys, ‘ they’ve become interlopers – non-paying tenants of the worst kind.
Regardless of what the weathermen let you know, no one knows just what the next thunderstorm will be like this winter. Though they are all educated guesses, they don’t really know. And the cold weather quite often determines your general squirrel problem.
Again this season, we have a problem worsening due to many weather swings, both hot and cold. The warmer weather, almost guarantees that the local squirrel populations, already at an all-time high, will be seeking more protection in buildings.
Homeowners, and even commercial buildings, have experienced an influx of these animals, buying good place for the winter. And even though many squirrels (mostly ground squirrels) may hibernate in the cold weather, grey squirrels do not.
We’ll need tons of severe cold to alleviate over ten years of warm winters. Actually mildly cold weather will tend to drive squirrels to warmer quarters. This kind of means that anyplace that leaks heat brings in these animals, buying more secure home, and this year looks no better.
Dale Law reviewed:
Centurian Orlando Wildlife Services
Altamonte Springs, FL
“Danny was awesome! We had squirrel issues before in our attic and I was able to catch one of them in a trap. Closed off the hole they were getting in and thought all were gone until we smelled something dead. I spent over an hour in the attic trying to find what was dead and couldn’t so we called these guys. Danny was up for 15 minutes found our dead squirrel. He was on a time line, so he couldn’t finish the job. I paid him. He promised to be back first thing in the morning the next day to sanitize and clean all the feces up. I was concerned they were not going to come back and finish the job since I had paid him. He was back at 8am in the morning, cleaned all up and finished the job. Danny went above and beyond. I would recommend this company to anyone. Money well spent.”
Our Attic Anti-Microbial Sanitation Process:
1. Remove contamination: Feces, Urine, etc… Its all got to go!
2. Anti-Microbial Application: This will eliminate any and all of the Bacteria and harmful agents
3. Treat with a Deodorizer: This will eliminate any odor and pheromones
Have you recently had an animal infestation? Chances are there is quite a mess up in the attic, sometimes the Anti-Microbial treatment isnt enough. If there a large amounts of feces, urine stained insulation, dead animals etc in the attic, you may want to consider having all the insulation removed and new insulation installed. This way we can guarantee there is no more evidence, bacteria, pheromones and concerns left up in the attic.
Insulation Removal and Installation of New Insulation to the Correct R levels for Energy saving benefits! Raccoons are known for using a single spot in your home as a latrine, while using another part of your attic as their living area. This can lead to matted attic insulation and reduced “R” values, which means you continue to lose money as you continue to heat and cool your home. It can also lead to stained ceilings and unnecessary odors.
Let our attic restoration professionals remove that soiled insulation and replace it with your choice of insulation products. The correct amount of attic insulation will help reduce your energy bills. Attics are one of the easiest places in a house to insulate, especially if you’d like to “cap” your existing attic insulation (add insulation to what you already have). Call Today to Schedule your Free Attic & Insulation Evaluation.