Squirrel removal and prevention for residential and commercial customers in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We use scientific information, not chemicals to create strategies that will fit any budget or lifestyle
Most species of squirrels are herbivores. This means they feed on nuts, fruits and the buds of trees, though they have been known to feed on insects, carrion and small bird eggs. The Grey Squirrel is the most common squirrel in the Pacific Northwest. They have gray, white and even blackish colored bodies. They are extremely social, live in groups and are even known to live among other animals of their nature. These animals are highly active during the day, often seen running along fences, cable lines and within trees as they seek food sources and intermingle with one another. Grey squirrels, in particular, are known to bury their nuts everywhere and because they sometimes forget where every nut was buried, a tree can grow. You will find these squirrels constantly chewing on things because their teeth are always growing. Read more about the squirrels of the Pacfic NW.
Concerns for Squirrels
If squirrels are found around your property its likely they have access to your home. Overhanging tree limbs or utility lines can provide them easy access. If they do enter your home or business they can cause a lot of damage such as chewing holes into vents, eaves and your roofline or scratching up siding as they try to climb your property. If they’ve entered your crawlspace or walls they will more than likely tear through your insulation to make nesting, which can become a fire hazard if the ripped pieces of insulation end up blocking a vent. Another known fire hazard is chewed up wiring. Because squirrels are always in need of chewing, due to their constantly growing teeth, they will chew on almost anything.
Exposure to squirrels can sometimes result in health concerns. Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, flea infestations and tick transmittable illnesses are some of the diseases squirrels can pass on to humans and pets. Salmonellosis is a bacteria found in squirrel feces. It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever and in some cases, hospitalization. Leptospirosis is also found in squirrel feces. Its symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, jaundice and rash. Flea infestations are very common with squirrels. If you have outdoor pets, especially ones that are known to play around with the squirrels, its likely they have fleas. Fleas are a nuisance and can easily become an infestation problem. Tick transferred diseases like Lyme Disease and Tularemia can easily be spread to humans and pets. Squirrels are almost always infested by these insects.
Humane Squirrel Removal
If squirrels have made their way in your home or business, we will help you humanely evict them! This is done by gently disrupting their current living situation through the use of unpleasant sounds and smells. Things like bright lights, blaring speakers and rags soaked in cider vinegar make the residence unappealing and will cause the animal to look for another space to dwell.
We help to ensure the squirrel exits and cannot get back in by blocking all entry points. We also offer damage repair from any wildlife and preventative services. As a certified Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife control operator, we have crafted our SMART system through study and experience so that wildlife removal is handled properly and humanely; protecting people, property and wildlife.
Did You Know?
Squirrels front teeth never actually stop growing: Like most rodents, squirrels have to gnaw to keep their teeth from growing out of control.
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