WE REMOVE SQUIRRELS FROM ATTICS, HOMES, AND CRAWL SPACES AND OFFER SQUIRREL EXCLUSION SERVICES TO PREVENT FUTURE ISSUES.
Eastern Grey Squirrels and Fox Squirrels are common Central Virginia home invaders and it isn’t unusual to find them in your attic or walls, especially during colder months. This makes squirrel control important. Squirrels have adapted well to urban and suburban sprawl, locating homes and manmade structures that provide adequate and safe environments to establish their nesting sites. In addition to providing pre-built structures that suffice for living areas, suburban areas also provide a reduced predator/prey dynamic and a surplus of food. Bird feeders, bird baths, pet food, and other human products and activities provide squirrels with ample food and water resources to ensure their survival.
How do squirrels get into your house? After finding that a particular area or home provides their food and water needs, squirrels will enter the home through gable vents, soffits, roof returns, ridge vents, attic vents, attic fans, range vents, dryer vents, or open ductwork. After female squirrels penetrate the home, the male squirrels will then follow. Homes will be used year after year, and in some cases, multiple generations will utilize the same house. Knowing this, it may not be a surprise to find squirrels in your attic. Here at Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC, we seek to provide you with a solution that fits your budget, whether it is simply trapping that you prefer or if you would like to have your entire home squirrel-proofed and the squirrels excluded.
If you live in Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Lexington, Covington, Roanoke, Salem, Smith Mountain Lake, Charlottesville, Ruckersville, Lovingston, or Richmond, please call us today at 844-WILDPRO.
SQUIRRELS PROVIDE AN ARRAY OF DAMAGES TO HOMES ONCE THEY HAVE ENTERED, OR EVEN ON THE OUTSIDE.
Can squirrels damage your home? Common issues we receive for squirrels on the exterior of homes are chewing or gnawing on pillars, columns, rake boards, and fascia boards; raiding bird feeders or agricultural bins; chewing into garbage cans and, most expensively, chewing fuel lines in vehicles.
Once inside homes, squirrels frequently chew electrical lines, ductwork, and even the drywall or ceiling joists. And that is just the damage on the inside! In order to get into the home, squirrels will chew through louvers on gable vents, dryer vents, attic fans, ridge vents, soffit vents, or roof returns.
ONCE WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A SQUIRREL CONFLICT, WE EXAMINE THE PROPERTY AND PRESENT YOU WITH A CUSTOM-TAILORED SOLUTION.
How do you remove squirrels (and prevent them from returning)? Once on site, we will inspect your property from top to bottom for all possible squirrel entry points, including gable vents, ridge vents, soffit vents, attic vents, attic fans, roof returns, chimney access, and open dryer/bathroom vents. After determining all possible entries, we will perform an exclusion in which all of the above-mentioned points are sealed off to prevent entry, except the current entry point. At the current entry point, we will install a one-way door or place traps to catch the problem squirrels already in the building. Once caught and all squirrels removed, we will also seal that last remaining entry point. We can also perform attic remediation to remove feces.
If trapping is the only service you wish for us to provide, we offer stand-alone trapping quotes on a weekly basis.
IF YOU SUSPECT A SQUIRREL IN YOUR ATTIC OR ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, CALL US BEFORE THE DAMAGE BECOMES MORE SEVERE.
- Average adult squirrel is ½ pound ti 1 ½ pounds
- Squirrels are grey, with some reddish tints, more prevalent red in fox squirrels; some have been known to be all black; they have a fluffy tail and squat rodent-like face.
- Squirrels reproduce in December to January (sometimes in June to July), with a gestation period of 45 days, and give birth to litters of around three young. In some cases, in the event of heavy snow, or the inability to leave a structure around the time they are to give birth, squirrels will abort their pregnancy and re-enter the breeding phase.
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