Squirrel Removal


Squirrel removal experts in PA

Squirrels in your house can cause significant damage

Common problems:

  • Squirrel stuck in chimney
  • Squirrel trapped in fireplace
  • Squirrel nesting in attic

Squirrels  might look cute and fluffy, but don’t be fooled. Squirrels can cause a lot of damage.  The trouble with squirrels is that their teeth don’t stop growing.  Therefore, you can usually find them gnawing on something, nut or otherwise!  If a squirrel invites itself into your home, it could be part of your attic or some other part of your home that they’re chewing.

Squirrels find their way into homes through several ways; nearby trees, power cables, or simply climbing. Like mice, squirrels find their way into your home through small holes, often too small to be noticed during an inspection. You might notice them from unpleasant smells, constant noise or by spotting structural damage. Damage is often found around fascia boards, shingles, eaves and outer panels. Squirrels are determined; they can bite though a shingle in less than hour. There can be all sorts of damage along the roof line. Important to note-squirrels can and do chew through electrical wires. This also causes not only a considerable expense but creates a significant safety hazard.

Furthermore, they are most active in the spring, fall, and winter.  Their mating season is in the early spring and females may get into your home to locate a warm, safe place to give birth.  During the summer, they are found less in homes due to the heat.

Squirrel Removal Steps

The task of removing a squirrel should be left to professionals. Contrary to popular belief, squirrels do not present a significant health risk to humans. Squirrels will bite if they feel threatened or scared. Salmonella can possibly be present in their droppings or urine, so care should be taken in any clean up or removal. Rabies cases in squirrels is rare.

Exclusion and repair after squirrel removal

Once the squirrel has been removed, effective remedies and repairs can take place.  You would probably prefer not to have the unwanted visitor return, especially if they caused damage to your property. Backyard Wildlife Solutions can advise on the best methods of repairing any damage, and just as importantly find and offer solutions for any possible entry-points.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions are experts in squirrel removal services in Lititz, Lancaster, Ephrata, Harrisburg, Hershey, and Hummelstown. If you live in any of these localities or nearby, contact us.

Backyard Wildlife Solutions is a registered member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association.  Undergoing regular training BWS uses humane, approved traps, and techniques when removing bats from residential and commercial properties.