They are squeaky, fast and often destructive critters, so it is no wonder why squirrels have become the source of many wildlife complaints. With over one hundred different species and a presence on almost every continent in the world, squirrels are undoubtedly one of the most seen and tolerated mammals. North Carolina is home to a number of species of squirrels, the fox and gray squirrels being the most common, but also a couple species of flying squirrels. Most Squirrels are active in the morning and evening times. Being very inquisitive in nature, they adapt well to human presence and urban areas. However, the squirrel’s ability to adapt allows them to sneak into close proximity to human living spaces, like attics and walls. Once they invade your property, squirrels become very destructive and noisy as they search for food and build nests.
Squirrels live in wooded areas and often build their nests in trees. It is typical of squirrels to nest in the attics or walls of residential homes and commercial buildings. Female squirrels give birth twice a year, in the spring and fall, making attics an appealing place to live. For both genders, walls and attics provide year-round wood for gnawing, shelter from the cold, and space to store food. Squirrel problems often are noticed when home or business owners hear scratching or moving around.
Squirrel Control and Safety
Squirrels are normally not dangerous animals; however, they are prone to carrying diseases in their droppings. If you are able to identify that you have squirrels in your home, Critter Control recommends that you take a few steps to prepare for our technician’s arrival. Try to identify the general area of the home or building that the squirrels are nesting in. This information will assist your squirrel removal technician in assessing the problem accurately. If squirrels have found their way into your home or building, they will settle in and make it their home as well, forming areas to sleep, urinate, and eat. Despite their small size, squirrels are destructive and should not be tolerated inside a building.
Squirrel Trapping, Removal, and Damage
Our Critter Control of the Triangle technicians are certified wildlife specialists. All of our technicians have the knowledge and tools to aid you in fixing your squirrel problem. Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the squirrels and offer solutions to remove the animal, repair the damaged area and prevent it from happening again. Contact Critter Control of the Triangle at (919) 382-0651 for information regarding our services in the greater Triangle.
We remove squirrels in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Apex, Morrisville and beyond.
Disease Risks at a Glance
Rabies and plague have been documented in squirrels but are extremely rare and unlikely to be transmitted to humans. Their droppings, however, can transmit leptospirosis and salmonella.
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