Abalon Exterminating & Squirrel Removal
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3 Quick Steps You Must Take for Squirrel Removal
Everyone is familiar with the gray squirrels we see throughout our parks and city streets. With their distinctive tails and uncanny balance, they add a welcome bit of character to daily life in any neighborhood, but quickly become unwanted visitors inside the home.
Squirrels chew through wood, plaster, and metal to reach your attic or roof, where they foul stored clothing and insulation, while eating books, papers, and anything else. This is especially true during the Winter months, though squirrels can make a home in your home any time of year. The first sign of squirrel activity may be scurrying noises below the roof at night, though other times squirrels remain unnoticed until a visit to the attic reveals the devastation that they have caused. Gray squirrels will urinate and defecate indiscriminately, bringing ammonia, feces, and the risk of dangerous respiratory diseases into your home. Materials fouled by squirrels can develop mold, especially in warm, dark attic and wall spaces. Squirrels also chew electrical wiring, causing costly repairs.
Step #1: Remove Squirrels Cleanly, Safely, and Quickly
It is best to remove squirrels through humane trapping. Poisons can be cruel to the animal and contaminate other parts of the home including bedrooms and kitchen. Humane trapping also prevents the animal from dying and decomposing in an enclosed space and permits disease testing to be performed. Many homeowners choose professional wildlife removal services to avoid exposure to animal feces and potential respiratory illness, while removing the animal as quickly as possible.
Abalon traps and removes squirrels, in accordance with state and local laws which forbid homeowners from releasing captured animals on public or private property without express permission. Abalon will also ensure that a trapped animal has not left any young or mates behind in the home, while checking all animals for signs of disease.
Step #2: Detect Points of Entry and Seal Them Against Squirrels
It is necessary to seal any openings to prevent new animals from entering the home. Preventing squirrel entry requires a number of countermeasures including heavy gauge steel sheeting as well as treated wood and repellent sprays. Abalon has over 80 years of experience keeping out animals and can quickly identify the methods that will be most effective for your home, preventing further costly damage.
Step #3: Remove Squirrel Food Sources
Squirrels are highly opportunistic feeders who can and will eat nearly anything that they deem appetizing. To keep squirrels away, secure all sources of food including:
- Pet Food
- Snack Food
- Animal Feed
- Deer Bait
- ...and many others
Abalon’s trained technicians can examine your home and yard to determine any open sources of food which may attract additional squirrels or vermin. This is one area where a few moments of prevention can save you months of pest removal headaches.
Call Abalon today and eliminate your squirrel problem!
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