How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Squirrels may be invasive, but they are not as difficult or as dangerous to remove compared to a venomous snake or some other dangerous animal. These are the steps we at Frontier Wildlife Control think best in squirrel removal.

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Squirrel sitting on the roof

What to Know Beforehand

Since knowing is half the battle it is a good idea to find out where the squirrels are and how they got there. Attics are a common place for squirrels to nest so be sure to watch out for itchy fiberglass and to always walk on the floor joists. A flashlight may be a necessity as well since attics tend to be dark with no electrical source of light.

It’s also good to keep in mind that though squirrels are not obviously dangerous as a snake might be or a bobcat, they can become aggressive to protect their young. Frontier Wildlife Control employees are skilled in scaring away the mother so that their young can be safely removed. If the mother moves to another part of the attic, we will use her young to lure her out. She will then take them to one of several pre-established alternate den sites thereby forever leaving your home.

How to Remove Squirrels

squirrel pest controlFinding and blocking off with one-way doors will ensure that if the squirrels leave, they will lock themselves outside. Baby squirrels are immobile for the first six weeks of their lives so you must search for and take them outside by hand. Look in areas that are the loudest sources of scratching noises as this is where the mother has stashed her young. Then carefully handle the young and put them in a cushioned, warm box outside where the mother can then relocate them.

Though squirrels can be quite the pests, they can be safely and humanely removed from your area. We at Frontier Wildlife Control are very experienced in wildlife removal and would be more than happy to lend a helping hand in extracting the sneaky squirrels.

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