These bushy-tailed critters may seem cute, but they can wreck havoc on your home if left alone to nest. The key to stopping squirrel invasions is early detection. Look for the following signs that may indicate a squirrel has found their way into your home:
- Holes in the walls or siding of the home
- Chewed or frayed electrical wires
- Damage to attic insulation
- Running or scratching noises from the attic, walls, chimney or vents
- Squirrel droppings within the home
Health Risk: Beware of Squirrel Droppings
Squirrels have not been scientifically proven to pose a severe threat to the safety of humans when it comes to rabies, although their bites and scratches do hurt. Their droppings, however, have been linked as a source of both Salmonella and Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. If you believe there are squirrel droppings in your home, do not attempt to remove them yourself. Contact the professionals at Critter Control® of Ft. Lauderdale for safe removal.
Quick, Efficient and Humane Squirrel Trapping
There are dozens of traps, repellents and at-home solutions designed to help you remove squirrels from your home, but to prevent the risks to yourself, your family and your pets, always rely on a professional to remove the animal. Squirrel trapping should be done carefully, with proper method and strategy to prevent harm to both the animal and anyone involved in their removal. At Critter Control® of Fort Lauderdale, our wildlife professionals are trained and experienced in removing squirrels from your home without disrupting their natural instincts with quick, efficient and humane removal methods. For your free consultation, call us today at 954-467-6067.