Question: I can hear something running around and chewing on stuff inside my walls. I think it may be a squirrel. How do I solve this problem? Does Orkin offer solutions for squirrel problems?
ANSWER: This could be a squirrel, but it could also be a rodent like a roof rat.
Squirrels are difficult to control, whether inside or outside the house. When squirrels get into attics they have to be live trapped, and this is not easy. This is because squirrel control typically involves/requires cages, then sealing the attic so they cannot return.
Rodents like roof rats will tunnel through insulation and even chew through electrical wiring.
In any case, the best course of action is to determine what is in your attic.An Orkin Pest Specialist can look at the droppings and determine whether or not they came from a rat or a squirrel. The technician will also look for other signs of infestation by either animal.They can also identify points of entry and make recommendations on how to keep them outside of your attic.
In some states controlling squirrels requires a Wildlife Control (trapper) license. We have specialists licensed to do this work.
The first step is to give us a call and set up an inspection for your home.
The Orkin Man used the information above to also answer the following questions submitted by Orkin.com users:
Question: I have a crawl space above my house that sounds as if squirrels or something may have gotten in there. I cant be sure if theyre squirrels or mice, but I assume squirrels because I hear a lot of scurrying around up there (particularly at night) and sometimes I hear gnawing, but no squeaking. I live in an area that has quite a few trees and have seen squirrels on leaping on roofs around the neighborhood. Although I’ve seen little burrow holes around the house foundation, Ive not seen any signs of rodents, like droppings, food, etc. What would you recommend as the best course of action for treating these pests? I dont want to lay out poison as that will cause a horrible odor of decay when they die and the location and removal of their remains would be difficult.
Question: Do you have anything to get rid of squirrels in the attic?
Question: Are squirrels considered rodents when they are in the attic and eating away at my house, and does Orkin treat for them?
Question: We have just found a squirrel in our home and have at this time got rid of the little creature, but I am wondering if you have a treatment to keep them out of my home. Also, do you inspect to find out where they are entering my home?
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