Squirrels can be incredibly pesky, and unfortunately, it is quite easy for them to sneak into your home to nest. Your attic offers the perfect location to birth their young and stay safe from harmful elements outside, such as weather and predators.
As a homeowner, squirrels can be detrimental to you as they cause significant damage to your attic by ripping up your insulation for nesting, which is costly to repair. The weakened state of your insulation can also results in higher energy costs. Squirrels also enjoy gnawing on your wiring which can become a fire hazard. When squirrels make their way into your home, it is crucial to have the professionals at Critter Control® humanely trap and relocate the critters.
Types of Traps
Various types of squirrel infestations call for different types of traps. Once your home is properly inspected, we can assess which trap to use.
- Single Animal Live Cage – A very common type of trap which is a cage with a door activated by a pressure plate. The door is triggered when the squirrel enters the trap, closing and locking behind them.
- One-Way Door – A humane option when it comes to removing squirrels, the one-way trap provides them with an exit which they cannot come back through, effectively tricking them into leaving your home.
- Repeating Live Traps – When you find yourself facing a particularly large squirrel infestation, a repeating live trap offers the benefit of allowing you to catch multiple squirrels at a time. The trap is placed over an exit, so the squirrels exit the property and end up in the cage with no exit available behind them.
Help from the Pros
Trapping squirrels is a safe and effective way to remove them from your home humanely. In many areas, squirrels are protected by law, so it can be illegal to attempt other forms of removal or relocation. When facing an infestation in your home, look to the experts at Critter Control® of Fort Lauderdale. Call us today at 954-504-6467 for your free consultation today.