Squirrels Are Cute, But They're Still A Nuisance
We are experts at squirrel removal and relocation.
Every year, getting rid of squirrels is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our rodent removal and exclusion service line. Squirrels are cute and cuddly unless they happen to be in your attic. Just like other rodents, squirrels can be destructive when inside our homes and businesses. Squirrel droppings and chewing ability do not exempt them from removal. The Bug Master has provided squirrel removal services in the Austin area for years, and our extensive experience is unmatched. When it comes to squirrel pest control, we’re able to efficiently eliminate pests that may get caught up in your home.
Squirrels have adapted to urban and city life pretty well. Here in Central Texas, there are plenty of trees and food sources for squirrels to live off the land. Squirrels are also extremely beneficial. They help to plant and distribute seeds due to their natural instincts to bury food. However, once inside your attic tearing up the place, it is easy to overlook their beneficial qualities and figure out a plan for relocation.
Squirrels are most active in the morning and afternoon hours. Squirrels tend to hangout in their nests during severe cold and wet weather. Hopefully that nest is not in your attic.
Squirrels have a litter of 2 to 7 young in the early spring. Here in Texas another litter will sometimes arrive in late August. The young will remain in the nest for up to 6 weeks before going out on their own.
Squirrels eat lots of bulbs, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts, but are opportunistic eaters. Like any other rodent they enjoy any food we leave out for them.
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Proper Squirrel Control
The process is similar to most rodent control and exclusion programs we offer.
- Inspection. Identify rodent and rodent damage. This requires a deep inspection and find out where the squirrels are nesting and how they have gotten into the structure.
- Trapping. Now we trap the rodents. For squirrels, we trap with live traps. Squirrel traps are big cages with trap doors and some food inside as bait. We will set traps and monitor every 1-2 days. Traps can be moved around to focus on the problem areas.
- Exclusion. After the trapping is well underway we enclose the structure. We seal all roof vents, roof pipes, gable vents, and any other areas where squirrels can enter. Steel wool, expanding foam, caulk, wire mesh, and some screws go a long way. Then trim back any trees 4 to 6 feet from the structure.
- Relocation. Every squirrel we trap is relocated to a park or wooded area.
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What Clients Are Saying
Edgar handled all of our services promptly and professionally. He went above and beyond what I expected, by helping and educating our residents. The residents were appreciative to finally have someone who cared about their problem.
-Lisa, Mission James Place Apartments
Our tech Kyle is very nice and helpful. He is always very detailed on letting us know what is going on in each apartment. Great customer service.
-Parkside Crossing Apartments
With All This Experience, We've Got You Covered
Because we've been in business for over 35 years, you can bet that we've seen a lot. Every home and business is unique, and we've got the right group of problem-solving professionals to make sure what bothers you today never bothers you again.
Rest assured that all our service professionals are licensed and bonded. Our team is current to the latest technologies and pest control methods.