Squirrel Removal Services in Dallas
Let Our Local Experts Get Rid of Your Squirrel Problem for Good
If it were up to your dog, squirrel removal would have been done years ago. While we aren’t quite as fierce with our bark as Fido, we’re passionate about squirrel removal in the entire Dallas area. Whether or not you think the squirrels are a problem, they truly do need to go. They may seem harmless, but if you let the squirrels stay, important parts of your home could be in jeopardy.
If you’re wondering how to get rid of squirrels, you’re not alone. Sure, these little ones may look cute with their scampering and bushy tails, but they can cause some serious damage to your home. Don’t let their innocent acorn eating fool you, they’re out for your home!
Why Do Squirrels Need to Go?
We get it, squirrels look cute and harmless. But there’s a reason that your dog is barking at them! You may think that squirrels are just a minor annoyance, but let’s dig into why these furry critters are actually pretty harmful to your home.
First of all, squirrels like to eat. They see your home and garden and think it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet. They’ll start with your plants. You know those gorgeous plants you’ve been tending to? Consider them filet mignon for squirrels. A squirrel has no issue with eating all of your beautiful plants and flowers in your garden.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. When you have just one squirrel, it’s just a few plants. But squirrels like other squirrels. Soon enough, they’ll multiply and have babies, and then you have a squirrel hotel setting up shop right in your backyard. Not only will they hit your plants and flowers, but you can say goodbye to seeds, fruits, vegetables, or anything else you’ve got in your yard.
Squirrels Love to Nest in Your Attic
Once they’ve made their way through your plants, squirrels need to find a place to rest. Say hello to the squirrel nest. Didn’t know squirrels nest? Well, that’s because you probably haven’t seen their nests before. Do you know where their favorite place to nest is? Your attic!
Squirrels see your house as a fun challenge. They know that if they can get in there, they are practically staying at the finest hotel. Fortunately for them, and unfortunately for us, squirrels have large teeth. They have no problem chewing through parts of your home. That includes your shingles, so if you didn’t have a hole in your roof before, they will gladly make one. Squirrels can chew through the shingles to gain access to the attic.
To make things even worse, they don’t have the best memory. Squirrels will make multiple entry points into the attic, causing structural damage to your roof. These holes also open up your attic to other rodents and pests, making it the perfect place for all animals to relax and rejuvenate.
Once they get in your home, your attic insulation will be used as a nesting site. They pull at it and form it into their nest until it’s to their liking. Many squirrels often use insulation as their personal bathroom as well. Squirrel urine and feces damage your insulation so that it can no longer be used properly. If left long enough for squirrels to get into the attic, you’ll need to replace most of the insulation, which can be a costly project!
Squirrels can even chew through your air conditioning ductwork. This can damage structural work as well if not handled quickly. However, perhaps the most damaging and life-threatening thing that squirrels can do is chew through wires. In your attic, there are a lot of wires. These electrical wires can spark and cause a house fire if squirrels chew through them. Unfortunately, this happens much more often than we think. To prevent a house fire, you need to keep a good eye on your attic and look for the signs of an infestation.
Spot the Signs of a Squirrel Infestation
The good news is that squirrels are not the most common rodent you’ll find in your attic. Unfortunately, if a squirrel is in your attic, that means the population outside is pretty severe and you’re most likely dealing with a full-fledged infestation. There are a few things you can look for when monitoring the squirrels in your yard to see whether or not you have an infestation.
As we talked about earlier, one of the first signs will be plants missing from the garden. They’ll start snacking on these before moving up to the harder stuff. Another sign of an infestation is squirrels fighting each other in your yard. As it turns out, squirrels are pretty territorial. Once they find a place they like, it’s theirs. So, if squirrels are fighting, you can assume they are fighting over prime real estate—AKA, your attic.
One interesting thing that can help alert you to the presence of squirrels in your home is noise. With rodents, you will often hear a scratching noise. However, most rodents, like rats, are only awake at night. With squirrels, you’ll hear this scratching noise during the day, which is how you will know if you’re dealing with squirrels or something else.
If you’re brave enough to look in your attic, several warning signs can be spotted there to help you determine whether or not you have an infestation. For one, you will probably see their nests. This will look like pulled out insulation and can usually be found in corners or any other dark areas. If you don’t see their nests, your nose might alert you to their presence. Over time, squirrels urinate and defecate in your attic. As you can imagine, it leaves a less-than-pleasant smell lingering behind. It can get so bad that you may smell it even outside of the attic.
With a tall ladder (or even your kid’s drone) you can check the roof and see if there are any points of entry. The holes squirrels chew can be pretty large, so they should be easily visible. You can expect to see holes four to five inches in diameter.
Here’s a quick summary of the signs that there may be a squirrel infestation in your home:
- Plants missing from gardens
- Fighting squirrels outdoors
- Strange noises in the attic
- Sounds occurring during the day, not the night
- Nests in attic
- Foul smell in or near attic
- Entry points on the roof
Don’t Try to Get Rid of Squirrels on Your Own
Some people will try to use store-bought pest control solutions as a quick fix for their squirrel problem. However, using rodent poison on squirrels is not an option. Not only is it dangerous when not done by a licensed professional, but there’s a reason that squirrels are removed rather than poisoned.
The last thing you want is for a squirrel to die in your home, leaving behind a smell that may be impossible to trace. Rodents can often die within your walls, causing more damage as you have to open the walls up and get their carcass out. If you are looking to get squirrels removed from your attic, it should be done by one of our licensed professionals.
Squirrels also leave behind their nests, which can be full of urine and feces, but also debris. Insulation will be pulled from the walls and will need to be replaced. Our team can help you with that as well when we’re brought in to remove the squirrels.
Why Choose Vinx Home Services Inc?
If you’re looking for a skilled, trustworthy squirrel removal company, look no further. We specialize in effective squirrel removal. Unlike other companies, our technicians are trained to go into your attic and check for a loss of insulation and any nesting sites that may be present. In Dallas, there are a lot of squirrels. Because of this, we’re knowledgeable about what needs to be done to get rid of them. We are passionate about pest removal, which is why we will work with you non-stop until the infestation is gone.
Our Squirrel Removal Guarantee
Here’s the thing—we’re so confident in our ability to get your home pest-free that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we don’t get rid of those squirrels, we’re coming back out free of charge. Squirrels are pesky pests, and most of the time, we’ll serve them their eviction notice the first time and they won’t come back. But if, for whatever reason, one squirrel decides to play hide-and-seek and we miss them, don’t worry about it. We’ll find that squirrel and make sure we come out as the winner of their game.
When you partner with us for your pest control, you can rely on us to deliver results. We know how frustrating it can be to be promised one thing and receive another. Our guarantee is in place to make sure that you get exactly what you need—which is getting rid of those squirrels!
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