Squirrel Trapping and Removal
Squirrels may be small, but they can cause a great big deal of damage for homeowners in the Portland OR area. As rodents, they have strong incisor teeth that never stop growing. This means they gnaw 24 hours a day, 7 days a week–which can be troubling if they make their way into your home.
Because squirrels are so skittish, it can be hard to get rid of them without the help of a squirrel trapping and removal team.
Interstate Pest Management is your local source for humane squirrel removal in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA area. We know that having squirrels in your home can be hazardous and a nuisance which is why we’re happy to provide safe, quick, and effective squirrel trapping services.
Signs of a Squirrel Infestation
Squirrels often make their way into homes through the attic, but they can also get in through any small hole. Signs of squirrels include:
- Strange noises, including scampering and scratching
- Unpleasant odors from waste
- Signs of gnawing or scratching
- Squirrel droppings, which closely resemble rat droppings
Because squirrels and rats show similar signs, it’s best to contact a pest control company. Our licensed experts will be able to identify which pest you’re dealing with and offer the appropriate solution to get rid of them.
Are Squirrels Dangerous?
Although squirrels appear cute and innocent, when they settle in your home, they will certainly wreak havoc. Like other rodents, squirrels will also gnaw on insulation, wood, ducts, and wiring–which can pose fire hazards.
Apart from physical damage, squirrels will also leave urine and feces in your home, which will cause foul odors to permeate through your home and also leave stains.
Squirrels are also hosts to parasites, like fleas and ticks. Yersinia pestis is one of the most dangerous pathogens carried by squirrels. It can be spread by an infected flea. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease on-the-other-hand can be spread by ticks.
Humane Squirrel Removal Services
If you have squirrels nesting in your home, we understand it may be tempting to remove them yourself. But, remember, they’re wild animals. Squirrels may attack when cornered, especially mother squirrels who feel their babies are in danger.
To avoid being bitten by one of these rodents, it’s recommended to enlist the help of our squirrel trapping and removal team at Interstate Pest Management. Our licensed professionals will humanely remove the squirrels from your property and offer ways to help prevent future infestations. To learn more about our humane squirrel removal services, contact us today!