Squirrels in Your House or Attic

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Most of us think squirrels are very cute... when you watch them outside. But you probably will not feel the same way once they decide to make themselves comfortable in your house walls, attic, etc.

As winter comes and the temperature outside drops, this highly energetic creatures often leave their tree houses and move into yours. For some strange reason squirrels love the attics of the houses. Once inside, they will make a lot of noise and chew on just about anything they can find: insulation, wiring, wood, etc.

What should you do if you suspect a squirrel moved in with you?

One of the most important things you need to know is the longer they stay at your house, the more difficult it will be to get rid of them. You need to act fast.

In case of emergency - you are face to face with a squirrel in one of your rooms - don’t panic. Close all windows and door (don’t forget the curtains). At this point you have them trapped. Decide how they will exit your house. The best choice is usually an open window. Then leave the room and close the door behind you. The squirrel will leave the house through the exit you provided. Call AtOnce Wildlife Solutions at 443-562-9509 as soon as possible. We provide the same day service.

Once your house is free of squirrels, there are some steps you can take from having it happen again.

Note any of their entry points.

Call us if you find some. We will do all necessary exclusion work to prevent re-entry.

If you have a chimney, make sure there’s a trap/guard installed.

Never feed the squirrels.

Actually, it is not recommended to feed any wildlife, including the birds, as squirrels love to feast on bird food. So watch them, enjoy them, but don't feed. The food they will find on their own will be better for them anyway.

AtOnce Wildlife Solutions is Baltimore based Wildlife Trapping and Removal company. We specialize in animal control, trapping wild animals, nuisance removal and pest control. For more information about us, please visit http://www.baltimoreanimalcontrolservices.com/.