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Squirrel Removal and Exclusion

Two young squirrels in the gloved hand of a technician after being removed from a house in Chattanooga Tennessee

Grey squirrels are among the most common nuisance animals in the Chattanooga area and through the United States. Their powerful jaws, sharp teeth, excellent balance, and amazing climbing abilities make sealing squirrels out of homes and commercial buildings among the more challenging jobs that animal-control professionals do. Grey squirrels can climb most vertical surfaces, run along electrical wires as if they were tightrope-walkers, and gnaw through most building material.

In nature, grey squirrels live in trees in nests called dreys. Their ability to quickly climb out of reach of their predators, their exquisite sense of balance, their ability to gnaw, and their comfort living in high places are survival traits for squirrels in the wild. Not surprisingly, squirrels also bring these behaviors with them when they nest in homes or other buildings.

Almost all squirrel infestations in homes occur in the attic (whether it's accessible to humans or not), the soffits, or in other structural voids at or near the top of the house. In commercial buildings, squirrels usually nest in lofts, top-floor mechanical spaces, on top of drop ceilings, or inside air conditioners and other mechanical equipment on the roof. They also nest in church bell towers and steeples of churches, in radio and radar towers, and in telephone and electric poles.

Given their impressive abilities, it's no surprise that nearly all do-it-yourself squirrel-proofing attempts, as well as most squirrel-exclusion attempts by handymen or roofers, wind up being epic fails. Squirrel removal and exclusion require extensive knowledge of squirrels' behavior and abilities, as well as the equipment and confidence to work in the high places where squirrels live.

Squirrel Damage

Once they get into your home, squirrels can create all kinds of problems. One would think that they'd be grateful for a nicer place to live than some old tree, but one would be wrong. They make a nuisance of themselves in many ways, including:

Safe, Humane, Non-Chemical Squirrel Control

Although squirrels are rodents, it's illegal and unsafe to treat a squirrel problem using rodenticides. Even if it were legal, it would still be unwise because of the risks associated with the poisons, and because squirrels who died inside wall voids or other inaccessible areas would stink up your home for months. It also would be useless without sealing squirrels out of the house or building to prevent future squirrel problems.

That's why there's really no such thing as a "squirrel exterminator." Like all reputable wildlife-management companies serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, Rid-A-Critter controls squirrels without using pesticide by safely and humanely trapping and removing the squirrels, releasing them elsewhere, and sealing up your home to make it squirrel-proof. This is painstaking work that requires that we find and seal not only the entry routes that the squirrels are using, but also the ones that they could use if they had a mind to. We also don't do "partial" squirrel-proofing jobs because our experience has been that they're useless.

We also clean up after the squirrels and repair any damage the squirrels caused. If needed, we can also replace insulation contaminated by the squirrels' urine and droppings to restore your home's healthfulness and energy efficiency. If there were contributory problems such as water leaks and moisture damage, we take care of those, too.

In a nutshell, we address and solve your squirrel problem from start to finish, and we back our work with the best warranty in the business.

Squirrel Control Gallery

Here are some randomly-selected pictures of flying squirrel-control work we've done in Tennessee and elsewhere.

Please contact us to learn more about squirrel removal and exclusion in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee. We appreciate your interest.

 

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The Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Rid-A-Critter provides grey squirrel removal and squirrel-proofing in the Chattanooga, Tennessee Metro Area, including the counties of Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie, Tennesee and the cities and towns of Collegedale, Dunlap, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Harrison, Jasper, Lakeview, Middle Valley, Red Bank, Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy, and their surrounding areas.

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