Humboldt County is home to both the California Ground Squirrel and the Gray Squirrel. Having a few squirrels scattered throughout your yard is normal. Issues arise, however, when they find their way inside your home. Squirrels in your attic or walls can cause tremendous damage to the structure. 707 Pest Solutions is a licensed wildlife removal company with the California Department of Fish and Game. We are legally allowed to and remove squirrels from your property. Contact us for squirrel removal service when these cute little critters start to become a nuisance.
Do you hear scratching, shuffling, and other weird noises coming from your attic or walls? You may be living with squirrels. You’ll want to have these critters removed quickly before the following damage occurs.
Squirrels are classified as rodents. Like any other rodents, their teeth are constantly growing. Squirrels will chew on electrical wiring, siding, and wood in order to grind down their teeth. This can result in structural damage to your home.
The insulation in your attic is important for regulating the temperature within your home. For squirrels that find their way into your attic, it’s a different story. They will ruin your insulation by defecating and urinating on it. 707 Pest Solutions does offer a insulation & damage repair service to fix these issues mentioned above.
The build up of squirrel droppings in your insulation does not smell good! Squirrels can also get trapped in your walls and die, which will emit a nasty smell in your home.
Squirrels rarely carry rabies, but are known to carry harmful diseases, such as Salmonellosis and Lyme Disease. Squirrels may even be hosts to bacteria-carrying ticks. These ticks could potentially separate from their host squirrel and infiltrate your home, seeking you as their next target.
There are three main reasons why squirrels attempt to seek shelter within your home. The first is to find food sources. Yards with bird feeders, fruit or nut trees, and vegetable gardens make gathering food easy. Squirrels will also seek shelter when in danger of being attacked by predators. Nesting inside your home or attic provides protection, allowing them to rest or even give birth to their offspring. Lastly, squirrels seek warm shelter during cold and rainy months. Your home makes a fantastic living option for all of these reasons. Contact 707 Pest Solutions if you suspect squirrel activity in your home.
Squirrels become a threat to your home and health when inside your building. Their chewing can damage wood, siding, and electrical wires. Squirrels can also contaminate attic insulation with their droppings. Our expert technicians are able to locate areas with damage caused from squirrels, and make any necessary wood repairs. We can also remove contaminated insulation and replace it with traditional fiberglass insulation, or a popular spray foam insulation. Click below to learn more about our damage repair service.
Call 707 Pest Solutions if you suspect squirrel activity in your house. Sure, squirrels may leave on their own, but many more may also find their way inside. There are long-term structural damages and health concerns associated with squirrels living in your attic. Putting off squirrel removal will only result in needing costly repairs down the road.
Our squirrel service is twofold. We work to remove squirrels from your home and then incorporate exclusion measures to keep them away. Removing squirrels is not enough if entry points are left open for future squirrels to find their way inside. Our team is experienced, licensed and professional. Humboldt residents can call us for effective critter control all year long!