Squirrel Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Squirrel Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

WHAT DAMAGE CAN SQUIRRELS DO IN THE ATTIC?

Squirrels will tear up insulation to use in their nests, defecate, and make obnoxious noises day and night. Squirrels can chew and gnaw on wooden support beams, walls, and electric wiring.

Squirrels tend to run away and hide from humans and pets. However, they are not shy about taking up residence in your attic, especially during the colder season. In 2/3 of the cases of squirrels in the attic, there is a litter of 3-5 baby squirrels. Being nimble, they are very hard to catch.

They can cause substantial damage as well disturb the peace in your home. Their nesting sites turn into toxic messes. Clean up of squirrel feces presents a big safety concern. Wearing gloves, mask and following safety practices is very important. Note that a dust mask may provide some protection against dust, molds, and insulation fibers, but does not protect against viruses.

HOW DO I GET SQUIRRELS OUT OF THE ATTIC?

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In most cases, trapping the squirrels is the most effective way. Flying squirrels require different trapping and are harder to get rid of. As squirrels are considered wildlife in many states, trapping them may require a special permit. Be sure to check your local trapping laws and legal requirements as they may differ from county to county.

The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the squirrel problem. Wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome squirrels and flying squirrels from homes and attics.

CAN SQUIRRELS IN ATTIC MAKE YOU SICK?

While we are not doctors or epidemiologists, we believe it can be unhealthy to allow wildlife such as squirrels, raccoons and bats to take up residence in your attic. Bacteria and viruses from feces, hair, dander and parasites may reach the living space though ceiling penetrations, utility lines, and ductwork and expose the residents to potential zoonosis(diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans) examples of zoonotic diseases are:

  • Ringworm
  • Salmonellosis
  • leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Campylobacter infection
  • Giardia infection
  • Cryptosporidium infection
  • Roundworms 

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DISEASES SPREAD BY SQUIRRELS?

Lyme, leptospirosis, rabies, and tularemia are diseases they spread. Squirrels are also a host for parasites, like ticks, fleas, and mites which can transmit a number of diseases as well.

WHY SHOULD I ADDRESS THE PROBLEM?

Squirrels can transmit a number of diseases as well as cause a lot of damage by gnawing on wires, insulation, and wood. Another good reason to address the issue is the entryways made by squirrels allow for other wildlife and rodents to infest your home and will be even a bigger problem than you have before.

WHAT ARE SOME PREVENTATIVE MEASURES?

  • Do not feed wildlife (take down birdfeeders, or move them to a distant tree)
  • Get your home inspected by a wildlife control specialist
  • Seal entry points (be sure that all wildlife is gone)
  • Get professional grade repairs done
  • Install vent, ridge, and roof guards
  • Squirrel and flying squirrel exclusions

HOW MUCH DOES SQUIRREL REMOVAL COST?

This will depend on the services that are needed, repairs required to keep the animal out, and any clean up of mess that the animal may have left behind.The species that is being removed will also influence the price. The fees for removal and control of squirrels vary.

We have found that most people are very open to prevention since this saves money in the long run. A real professional wildlife control operator (WCO) will always discuss prevention in order to make any remediation more effective and long lasting.

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WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?

Squirrel Removal | Squirrel Trapping | Squirrel Feces Clean Up | Insulation Replacement | Repairs | Squirrel Disinfecting and Deodorizing

Contact your local Wildlife Removal experts, Summit Environmental Solutions, for Humane Squirrel Removal, in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

Contact us online or give us a call at 703-520-5868 when you need our services. For dog or cat issues, contact your local municipal animal control office.

 
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