Noises in the attic? You may have Squirrels living above you!
Squirrel infestations are one of the most common wildlife issues we face in the northeast. Squirrels breed twice a year, in the early spring and winter, and insulated attics make perfect nesting spaces for expecting mothers. Squirrels also group together in colonies, which causes serious damage can compound very quickly!
Squirrels are not typically aggressive, but any animal will defend itself if it feels cornered. Never attempt to handle or capture any wild animal. Keep yourself and pets at a safe distance, and Call Us immediately! (866) 977-4607
We specialize in Humane Squirrel Trapping, Squirrel Damage Repair, Hazardous Decontamination and Attic Restoration. Whether your Squirrel issue is Residential, or Commercial, we can provide you with a lasting solution!
Squirrel Trapping and Removal in White Plains, NY – Westchester County
We responded this afternoon to a house in White Plains when the homeowner came home from work to discover a squirrel had fallen down the chimney and could not get back out. Once inside the house, the squirrel chewed up the doors and windows looking for another exit.
After a short chase through the master bedroom, we were able to catch him and relocate him back into the wild.We then installed a critter proof chimney cap so that this doesn’t happen again… Read Full Article on Google+
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When Squirrels choose to inhabit your home, it’s imperative to take immediate action! Remember, you don’t just have Squirrels. You have everything they bring with them, and everything they leave behind: disease, parasites, feces, urine and continued damage.
Squirrels chew on everything! Believe it or not, the biggest concern up front, is that Squirrels are a major Fire Hazard. Squirrels are believed to be responsible for thousands of house fires every year, from chewing on electrical wiring in walls and attics. Exposed wires are very dangerous and should be replaced as soon as the squirrels have been trapped.
Squirrels will either enter the home through existing holes and entry points, or simply chew their way in. Their powerful jaws and sharp teeth can easily gnaw through roofing shingles, fascia boards, venting, plywood, etc. Once inside, squirrels can cause an incredible amount of damage in a very short period of time!
Pregnant females are looking for a warm place to have their young. The insulation in your attic makes perfect nesting, after they tear and shred it as much as they possibly can. They’ll continue chewing on support beams to keep their teeth sharp, as well as any personal belongings they find.
Serious Health Risks Include:
Squirrels don’t leave your attic to use the toilet. Strong odors from feces and urine saturate quickly, and can be very hard to get rid of. The smell is quite offensive to humans, but serves as a neon vacancy sign to other squirrels in the area. All with the potential to bring fleas and other parasites into your home.
Their feces and urine are also associated with potentially serious pathogens:
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Squirrels excrete the virus in their urine, saliva, and droppings. A person may be exposed to hantavirus by breathing in contaminated dust after disturbing or cleaning rodent droppings or nests, or by living or working in rodent-infested settings. Fever, muscle aches, shortness of breath and sever cough can develop, quickly progressing to the point of hospitalization. Leptospirosis Humans are infected through contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from these infected animals (i.e. squirrels, rats, mice). The disease can also be transmitted through direct contact with urine, blood or tissue from an infected animal. The bacteria can enter through broken skin or through the soft tissues on the inside of the mouth, nose or eyes. Symptoms include fever, headaches, weakness and vomiting.
Salmonella Bacteria which cause disease in humans and animals and is Transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Salmonellosis can lead to severe cases of gastroenteritis, enteric fever septicemia (blood poisoning) and death.
When a squirrel dies inside an attic or wall, rat/mouse poison is often to blame. Dead squirrels cause terrible odors and their corpses become breeding grounds for flies and other disease vectors. Dead squirrel removal is usually a matter of following your nose to the wall, ceiling, soffit, or other, often inaccessible areas of your home, to cut them out. We complete countless dead squirrel removals every year.
Squirrel Proofing a home or building can be quite challenging and often hazardous work. This isnt a job for exterminators, as they are almost always ill-equipped to successfully and humanly fix a squirrel problem. Squirrels are considered nuisance wildlife and not pests. Humane, non-toxic methods of capture and relocation can be carried out 100% of the time!
Once we’ve determined all vulnerable points of entry, we can begin a trapping program to clear the space of all offending wildlife. If baby squirrels have been left behind by their mother, a technician will locate and remove them by hand.
* Whenever possible, we try to keep family groups together. Baby Squirrels are always relocated with their mother. We deliver abandoned babies to a Rehabilitator, where they will be cared for until they reach maturity.
When all Squirrels are trapped and relocated, external damage and entry points can be repaired. We use only the highest quality products, so that all our work can come with a written guarantee!
* Every TriState Wildlife technician is extensively trained in finished carpentry, so that all repairs will preserve the aesthetics of your property.
Finally, when Hazardous Contamination has occurred, Attic Decontamination is vital.
Flying Squirrel Hiding in the Clothes Hamper Soffit Damaged Used by Squirrels to Access the Attic Noisy Squirrel Left the Attic to Look For Food Squirrels Chewed Through Attic Vent and Mesh Little Squirrel Caught by Hand in a Basement – Westchester, NY
Squirrel Caught Breaking and Entering in Rye Squirrels Teeth Make Short Work of Facia Boards 2 Grey Squirrels Trapped and Relocated One of the Worst Squirrel Damaged Attics We’ve Seen A Family’s Boxes of Belongings Chewed Apart
Cute Baby Grey Squirrel Holding Onto My Glove Squirrel Damage Westchester NY – Torn Insulation Squirrel Family Trapped & Relocated From Larchmont, NY Grey Squirrel Caught in a One-Way Trap Trapped Squirrel in Westchester County, NY
Squirrels Toilet & Chewed Electrical Wiring Squirrel Damaged Attic Fan Used For Entry & Exit Flying Squirrel Skeleton in Attic Insulation Contaminated Insulation & Electrical Wiring Flying Squirrel Caught in a Live Trap
Flying Squirrel Hiding on a Book Shelf Night Vision Cam. Squirrels Coming and Going in Attic Dead Squirrel – Poisoned in an Attic Squirrel Trapped in a Fire Place – Removed What a Squirrel Hole Looks Like From The Inside
Extensive Squirrel Damage to Attic Space Scared Squirrel Broke a Flower Pot Trying to Escape Typical Squirrel Contamination – Urine, Feces, Grease and Hair Chewed Boxes of Irreplaceable Family Storage Squirrels Chewed Through Attic Vent For Entry
Main Entry Point – Nyack, NY Squirrel Exclusion Scary Looking Squirrel Hiding in the Attic Little Squirrel Trapped in the Winter Squirrel Inside the Attic Space Looking Out Found This Guy Hiding in the Chimney
Freeze, Squirrel! Small Squirrel Hiding In a Dusty Vent Squirrel Nest in a Chimney – Fire Hazard Squirrel Removed From Fire Place By Hand Squirrel Caught Chewing on the Attic Vent
Four Squirrels Trapped Together and Relocated More Chewed Electrical Wiring – Very Dangerous! Squirrel Chewed on Window, Trying to Escape Squirrels Chewed Through This Messy Spray Foam Patch Two Squirrels Chewed Hole Behind Gutter
This is Why You Shouldn’t Use Poison! Squirrel Colony Trapped and Relocated Four Squirrels Caught on a Roof – Westchester NY Cute Flying Squirrel Trapped Out of an Attic Squirrel Traps Set Up Near Main Entry Point
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