Do you Have Squirrels in the Attic?

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?

Squirrels in the Winter

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.

Review by Louisa

We have had a scorpion problem for over a year now. We’ve had another pest company coming out regularly for the whole time with no signs of improvement. We switched to this company, they treated our house 2 days ago and we just saw our very first DEAD scorpion! We are beyond impressed and very excited we found yall. I want to give a big shout out to your Centurion wildlife . He was very pleasant and did a fantastic job! Even though he is new he gave us plenty of info and he took his time and did a very thorough job. He even waved at my kids as they watched him through the window. Lol they just kept following him window to window and knocking repeatedly. And every time he would wave. What a great guy you have working for you. after seeing that dead scorpion tonight you just don’t even know how excited I was. This has been a long year fighting these things and I’m finally feeling like I’m seeing the light at the end of the dark scorpion filled tunnel. Thanks

Review by Robert

“We live out of town and this company has kept us in constant updates. I would recommend there services to any one with rat/mice problems. I am sure if you have a larger problem, this is the team you want. They gave us the best quote and have provided service well worth ever $$$. Thanks again team.”

Review by Danny

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.”

Review by Jenny

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Centurian Orlando Wildlife Services
Altamonte Springs, FL
“had an issue with Rodents and Rats. I had called a few companies and was not really impressed with the inspections or price. I called Centurian Wildlife Control in Orlando and I was very impressed. They sent Chris out, one of the managers, to evaluate the situation since I had the noises in my attic and I was worried the rats were going to get into the house. Chris did a very thorough job with the inspection, he figured out how the rats were getting in and set traps to remove them. Danny and Jeremy came out to do the exclusion work, closed off the access points. Josh came out after all the rats were gone and cleaned up the attic and did the anti-microbial treatment to remove the bacteria. Thank you again Centurian for getting this taken care of once and for all!!”

Attic Cleaning

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.