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, you need to be proactive to 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
Sometimes squirrels find a way into your chimney and get stuck as they are unable to get a grip to assist in getting out. You’ll hear them frantically scurrying up and down, and scratching, trying to find their way out. More often than not, we find a female squirrel in chimneys, looking for a safe, dry place to give birth to baby squirrels.
In many cases, squirrels fall down chimney flu’s and get stuck and have to be taken out. You can read about various removal processes, or call your local Sullivan’s Island area wildlife removal experts.
Squirrel removal is one of our specialties, along with squirrel prevention and restoring your Sullivan’s Island area home from squirrel damage. Professional wildlife trappers will inspect your home for entry points, set up traps, look for babies, clean and sanitize the area, seal the entry and discuss squirrel prevention in the Sullivan’s Island, SC area. We’ll also take the squirrels to a safer environment. Alpha Wildlife offers competitive pricing and use humane methods.
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.
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.
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 Sullivan’s 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.
To learn more about squirrel removal and prevention in the Sullivan’s 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 Sullivan’s 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.