Cooler autumn temperatures make a lot of us want to grab a blanket and snuggle up on the couch. Squirrels and mice are also looking for a nice, warm spot to stay warm— your home!
These unwelcome guests often find a small opening on your home’s exterior, chew a bigger hole to gain access, and then they invite all their friends to chew on your home’s construction materials, nest in your insulation, and cover their living area with droppings and urine. They can also expose you and your family to health and safety risks like diseases, fleas, ticks, parasites, and damaged electrical wires that can lead to fires.
- Chewing:Rodents like to keep their teeth sharp by constantly gnawing. In your home they like to chew electrical wires and wire insulation, creating potential fire hazards. They also like to gnaw on PVC pipe, HVAC duct work, and stored personal items. If they manage to get inside your home’s HVAC ducts, in addition to having necessary repairs and replacements performed, the entire system will then have to be inspected and cleaned to prevent the spread of airborne pathogens and odors throughout your home.
- Contamination:Mouse and squirrel droppings and urine not only smell bad, they attract new mice and squirrels to keep coming for years to come. Their droppings and urine harbor bacterial and fungal pathogens that can cause human diseases. They can also carry in fleas, ticks, and other parasites that pose potential health risks.
- Damaged Stored Property:Squirrels and mice chew on and contaminate almost everything in a space, including all your stored property. You may thing your attic is full of collectibles, antiques, and heirlooms, but mice and squirrels see nesting material, food, and a place to use the bathroom.
Humane Trapping and Removal
The only permanent solution to a your mice and squirrel problems is to humanely trap and remove them, relocate them to a suitable habitat, and then seal your home to prevent their re-entry. If the proper steps are not taken, new mice and squirrels will replace the ones that were removed.
Contact the Professionals at Wild Trappers
If you hear scratching, rustling, gnawing, and running in your walls, attic, gutters, or HVAC ducts, or if you notice nests, insulation burrows, teeth/chew marks, droppings, and urine smells/stains, you likely have a rodent invasion of some sort. Don’t try to trap, kill, or remove the offenders on your own! Contact the licensed professionals at Wild Trappers to inspect your property, specifically identify your problem, and offer you the most effective solution. Our state certified wildlife trappers will remove your squirrels and any uninvited wildlife from your property via safe and humane animal trapping and removal techniques. Plus, our exclusion and repair work is guaranteed—if the nuisance animal gets through our system we will re-trap and repair at no charge!