Do you struggle with squirrels in the attic? Many homeowners do this time of year. Squirrels are looking for nesting areas to have their young. Want to know how to get rid of squirrels humanely and quickly? There are several ways to remove squirrels from your home or attic, but one of the best ways to eliminate a squirrel problem is to simply let them leave on their own.
We were called to a residential home in Leonard, MI by a homeowner who thought he had a bat problem. Upon inspection of the home we identified a flying squirrel problem. Flying squirrels are nocturnal animals, so that is why the homeowner thought he was hearing bats. Once we identified the problem animal in the attic, it was time to take action.
There are some different approaches to solving a squirrel problem. Squirrels can be difficult to get rid of, because they can chew back into their nest. Each repair should be backed with flashing or galvanized ½” hardware cloth to prevent chewing. Squirrels can chew their way into anything ½” or larger. We use a 30-day squirrel removal program. The way this works is…
Phase 1: We install one-way doors at the point or points of entry where the squirrel chewed in. Seal off any other potential squirrel entry points. One-way doors should remain up a few days. After a few days we return to remove the one way squirrel doors and permanently seal up the hole.
Watch this squirrel removal video we took on this home in Leonard to help with your squirrel infestation.
Phase 2: If squirrels are persistent and continue to chew in, we move on to setting traps in the attic. During this phase, we can also set a multi-catch trap over the hole to capture the internal squirrels trying to exit.