If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you have a squirrel in your wall or two, causing problems in the living areas of the home, specifically the walls. Squirrels are common pests that can cause damage to your home and be a general nuisance due to the noise they make. If you think you have squirrels, you need to call a wildlife removal company fast before they cause major damage.
It’s important to solve a squirrel infestation in your home as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your home. Left unchecked, squirrels can cause significant structural damage and create fire hazards.
They can also contaminate your home with their droppings, which can pose a health risk to you and your family. Call Xceptional Wildlife, so we can safely and humanely remove the squirrels from your home and take steps to make sure they stay gone.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A SQUIRREL IN THE WALL?
If you are unsure if what you have in the wall is a squirrel, do not worry! We at Xceptional Wildlife offer free inspections. This is so you can be safe in knowing that if you don’t have an animal in the walls, you won’t waste any money. But if you want to find out yourself if you have one, look for these three signs.
Typically when you have squirrels anywhere in the home they are not quiet about it. Typically the sound of their nails as they move along the inside of the wall can be heard and possibly even gnawing as they will chew through wood, insulation, wiring, and anything else that may be there.
Squirrels will often chew through wiring in the walls and ceiling. If you begin to notice that lights, outlets, or appliances are not working anymore this may be a sign that they chewed through the wiring for this area of the home. This can become a fire hazard and a danger to everyone in the home.
A very common sign of an animal in the wall is a strong odor. The smell of ammonia is typically what people associate it with. The smell will be very pungent and concentrated in the area where they have designated it as a latrine. Exposure to squirrel urine or droppings can increase your risk of contracting salmonellosis which will cause nausea, fever, and chills.
THE DANGERS OF SQUIRRELS IN THE WALLS
A squirrel in the wall may be very noisy and annoying but the scratching and clawing is actually very dangerous. They have very powerful jaws and sharp teeth which makes getting into the walls and attic much easier. They will chew through wood beams and joists that are responsible for the structural integrity of the home. They may also chew through duct work or wires which is difficult and expensive to fix.
As previously said, squirrels will chew through wiring. When doing it they are stripping it of the protective rubber layer and exposing the conductive metal inside. This can cause an issue with short circuiting and sparking. This can pose serious risk as many of the nesting materials they use can be very flammable.
HEALTH HAZARDS AND CONTAMINATION
How we remove squirrels from the Walls
Often Squirrels when they are getting into the walls, there is another entry point. This weak point is crucial to understanding how to get the squirrels out of the wall.
- Identification and Sealing The first step in our process is to identify and seal all entry points. Squirrels are skilled climbers and can find their way into your roof through a variety of openings, such as vents, chimneys, in between the siding, and gaps in the eaves. Everytime we find squirrels in the walls they come through one of these openings. By identifying and sealing all entry points, we can prevent squirrels from entering your roof and your home in the future.
- Exclusion Once all entry points have been sealed, we use one-way doors or exclusion devices to allow any remaining squirrels to leave the wall safely. One-way doors are specially designed to allow squirrels to exit the roof but prevent them from re-entering. Exclusion devices work by blocking off any remaining openings and can be effective in keeping squirrels out of the wall.
- Humane Trapping If necessary, we may also use trapping to remove any remaining squirrels. Our team is trained in humane trapping techniques and will take care to ensure that the squirrels are removed safely and without causing any harm. We pride ourselves in following all local laws.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Finally, once all squirrels have been removed, we’ll perform a thorough cleanup and disinfection of the attic and wall space. This is important to ensure that any droppings or debris left behind by the squirrels are properly cleaned up and to reduce the risk of any potential health risks. By following this process, we can effectively remove squirrels from your roof and take steps to prevent future intrusions.
Why xceptional wildlife removal?
At Xceptional Wildlife Removal, we pride ourselves on giving professional and humane services for the removal of squirrels in your walls, and any other wildlife we encounter. Our team is trained and degreed, to know exactly how to deal with squirrels, and how to treat them with respect. But we also know how important it is to you to get these animals out of your home. Which is why we focus on humane but effective removal and exclusion methods.
No matter how extensive the infestation or the damage they have caused, we are here to help. If you’re not completely satisfied with the results of our services, we’ll work with you to address any concerns and ensure that you’re happy with the outcome. By choosing Xceptional Wildlife removal, you can have confidence in our ability to safely and effectively remove the squirrels from your roof. Give us a call at 800-929-7163