Do you hear scratching sounds in your fireplace or chimney? Or is there an awful smell in your chimney that is seeping into furniture, curtains and clothing in your home? Perhaps you hear baby squirrels?
Since squirrels give birth twice a year, we recommend you take a proactive stance and get the squirrel out asap before you have a squirrel infestation on your hands!
Squirrels can cause major damage to your electrical wiring, which can become a fire hazard. They can also chew on wiring for electronic equipment.
Squirrels are rodents, their front teeth continue to grow. To combat this, they constantly gnaw and chew to keep their teeth sharp and manageable. Some of the most common squirrel problems we’ve seen in Daniel Island are:
The teeth of squirrels never stop growing. So, to combat that, they need to chew. They chew electrical wires, create insulation damage, and contaminate your attic and home with their feces and urine.
Unfortunately, if you have squirrels or trees near your Daniel Island area home, squirrel chewing on your home can be a problem. Squirrels don’t need much room to enter and will chew almost anything they come in contact with. Squirrels also leave a lot of waste in your insulation that can easily get you sick as well as cause damage to dry wall.
Squirrels leave urine and feces in attics, and carry parasites, making them carriers for the diseases that fleas, ticks, and more can transmit and spread. They leave lots of droppings, which can expose you to health risks such as leptospirosis or salmonella.
Most often, squirrels find their way into homes in search for a secluded, safe and quiet place to give birth. Sometimes their natural habitat has been removed or they feel they are in danger, so they look for another dry, secluded place to store their food.
Various animals find their way into our homes, but one of the most obvious signs you have a squirrel in your home is if you hear strange or unexpected noises in your attic, walls, under the floors or in your chimney early in the morning and in the evening. This is when squirrels are most active. Many animals are nocturnal, so you only hear them at night. Often, you’ll hear a ‘scratching’ noise or very quick scurrying around. Rats can also be active during the day.
Home Inspections to Find Entry Hole(s)
Remove Babies by Hand and Set Up Traps
Trap Adult Squirrels in Humane Manner
Seal Shut Entry Holes after Removal
Clean & Sanitize the Attic – Remove Feces, Nesting Material, Food, Hair, Etc. & Spray with Enzyme Cleaner
Remove Soiled Insulation & Replace With New Insulation
To learn more about squirrel removal and prevention in the Daniel Island, SC area, follow us on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram or call us at (843) 212-9076. If you hear scurrying or scratching in your attic, call your Daniel Island animal removal specialists as soon as possible. Our team is licensed and trained and will provide professional services with exemplary customer service.
We service surrounding areas including Daniel Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, James Island, Kiawah Island, North Charleston, Seabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island, Summerville, West Ashley and the surrounding Charleston, SC metro.