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What you need to know:

The normal very common gray squirrel and the less common very secretive flying squirrel are the two species in our area.  If they get in to your home either can cause extensive damage especially if they start a nest.  The gray usually has two litters each year, one in the spring and the other later in the summer.  The “flyers” usually form family colonies often a dozen or more.  The “flyers” look very similar to chipmunks, but are as fast as lightening.

Control Measures:

There are no poisons or pesticides labeled for control of squirrels.  Trapping or exclusion are the methods of control that are available. 

The small_logo difference:

The key to solving your wildlife issue is to determine what is getting in and how they are getting into your structure.  We will inspect the roofline to determine where the access areas are.  We can take pictures of the areas and show you exactly what is going on.  Once we know what we are dealing with we can provide several options to deal with the problem. Some options might include:

  • Exclusion: We want to exclude the pest from getting into the house.  If there are multiple holes we will close all of them except one.  Then, we install a “one way door or funnel”. This device allows the animal to get out but not back in again.  After waiting a few days the device is removed and the final hole closed.  It should be noted that this method leaves the animal(s)alive and in familiar territory so it has the best chance of finding another home.
  • Trapping:  We can leave a trap or traps set for the animal(s) and once we have caught it (them) we can close up the access hole.  

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