Ground Squirrel Removal

squirrel on gutter

Squirrels are between 18-27 inches long and weigh between 1 ¾ and 2 ¼ pounds and produce many offspring – two litters per year typically in January and July, with an average of 3-5 per litter.

Squirrels are a very active rodent and are constantly looking for food, either to eat or to store for the winter season.

Squirrels need to chew constantly to keep their teeth from getting to long and will chew through most anything. Siding, structural wood, aluminum, electrical wires, insulation, shingles and vents are favorite targets. This chewing activity can result in significant damage to buildings and major headaches for business and home owners.

Squirrels will build nests in attics, chimneys, vents, roofs and walls.

Ground Squirrels - What To Look For

Listen for noises in the morning and early evening. Squirrels are an active rodent. Look for indications of squirrels entering into holes under eves, through holes in  attic vents and roof vents. A squirrel only needs a hole the size of a golf ball to gain entry into a structure. They will frequently chew holes larger to make it easier to gain access.

Ground Squirrel Control - What To Do

There can be multiple squirrels living in a building. If squirrels are present they must be removed before their entry points can be excluded. All possible entry points must be sealed to prevent squirrels re-accessing the structure once all squirrels are removed from the building. Entry points should be sealed with sheet metal, hardware clothe, or metal vent guards wherever possible. Do not use foam in a can by itself as it is not a barrier to a squirrels sharp teeth.

Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management offer squirrel removal and guaranteed squirrel exclusion services.

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