Squirrels are a common sight in many areas, and they often find their way into homes and buildings. One place they may end up is in the soffit, the area underneath the overhanging section of the roof. If you have a squirrel in your soffit, it’s important to take action to remove it safely and humanely. However, squirrels can be dangerous, and removing them requires a trained technician.
The job done right
At our wildlife removal company, we understand the importance of safely and humanely remove squirrels from soffits. Our team of trained professionals has the knowledge and equipment to efficiently and effectively remove these pests from your home. We start by identifying how the squirrel entered the soffit and sealing any holes or gaps to prevent future intrusions. Next, we use a combination of one-way doors and traps to humanely remove them. If necessary, we also have specialized tools and techniques to safely capture and remove the squirrel.
We take every precaution to ensure the safety of both the squirrel and your home during the removal process. When you choose our company for your squirrel soffit removal needs, you can trust that the job will be done right.
Why squirrels may enter soffits
Squirrels are looking for warm, dry places to nest and have babies, and the soffit can provide this type of environment. They may also be attracted to the smell of food or other attractants inside the home. Many times we find other pests such as fleas and mites along with squirrels. Worse yet, if they get into the soffit, that means they can get into the attic. Suddenly you have rodents in your attic gnawing and eating your stuff!
Damages from squirrels in the soffit
Squirrels in the soffit can cause a variety of damage to your home. They may chew on electrical wires, causing a fire hazard, or on the structure of the soffit itself, leading to costly repairs. They may also bring in debris, such as twigs and leaves, which can clog gutters and cause water damage. At our wildlife removal company, we take steps to prevent these damages from occurring. We identify and seal any holes or gaps that the squirrel used to enter the soffit, and we remove any debris left behind. By taking these precautions, we can help protect your home and prevent costly repairs. If you have a squirrel in your soffit, don’t hesitate to contact our team for professional and effective removal services.
Preventing squirrels from entering soffits
There are several steps you can take to prevent squirrels from entering your soffit:
Trim tree branches that are close to the house, as squirrels often use these to access the roof.
Install wire mesh or hardware cloth over any holes or gaps in the roof or siding. However, if this is improperly done, this can cause even more damage. Squirrels will gnaw and tear apart the mesh and create larger holes.
Remove any food sources that may be attracting squirrels, such as bird feeders or outdoor trash cans.
Keep the area around your home clean and tidy to discourage squirrels from nesting.
If none of these methods are working, then it is time for a professional. We have the training and experience to keep squirrels out for good. Most importantly, what we do is humane, and thorough. We make sure to do it right, and that they never come back.