Squirrel Babies In Your Attic In Arlington TN

Squirrel Babies in Your Attic in Arlington TN

Do you have squirrel babies in your attic in Arlington TN? If you suspect you have squirrel babies in your attic, you are not alone. The gift of life is wonderful, but not when it is going to chew through your home’s walls or electrical wires. Squirrels love to nest inside attics because of warmth and safety. When you find baby squirrels in your attic, the mother is not far away.

Squirrel Mating Season And Gestation Period

Squirrel Nesting Material

How Long Will The Mother Squirrel Stay With Her Babies?

Do you have squirrel babies in your attic in Arlington TN?  The mother stays with her new babies at night to feed and protect them. She will leave them during the day to eat and forage for food. You will typically hear their activity in the evening and early morning hours.

As the babies get older they become more active and make noises. The mother will teach them to forage by taking each baby in and out for one-on-one survival training. Unfortunately, when squirrel babies are raised in your home they view your home as their home. The chew continuously on their (and your) home. As the squirrels begin to multiply the problem will continue to get worse and worse. The damage is costly and will continue to increase.


What If A Squirrel Gets Stuck In My Wall?

If you hear crying or scratching in one area of a wall, you may have a stuck squirrel. This is bad for many reasons. It is very easy for a baby squirrel to fall down in between the walls and get stuck. If a squirrel gets stuck in the wall, it can die from dehydration within a day or two.

It is always easier to extract a squirrel when it is alive. Once a squirrel dies, we have to rely on smell to locate it. We drill a small hole in the wall and use a boroscope to see inside. This method helps reduce the damage to your wall. Once we remove the squirrel, it is either sent to a rehabilitator or we release it several miles away. This is dependent upon the squirrel’s age.


What Happens If A Squirrel Dies In My Wall?

When a squirrel starts to decay, it gives off a horrendous odor that is hard to ignore. It can take weeks to months to dissipate. This will depend on its size and where it died. If not removed quickly, the squirrel will decay and you will have issues with flies and maggots.

Once this happens, other wild animals will be attracted to your home. It is best to have a technician come out and handle the dead squirrel immediately. This needs to be done not only for the odor, but mostly for sanitation reasons. Wild animals carry lots of bacteria that can get into your home and possibly make you sick.


Squirrel Babies Can Die In Your Attic

Once notified, we send out a technician to perform a dead animal removal and deodorization service. The technician uses a combination of sight and smell to locate the dead squirrel. We begin our visual inspection in the attic. We look in between the walls from the attic space and, if able, will remove the squirrel from the attic. If that is not a viable option, we have to cut into the walls of your home.

Initially, we use a small drill and boroscope to locate the squirrel. This necessitates drilling in between the wall studs until the squirrel is located. Once the squirrel has been located, we create a larger opening in the wall to remove it and deodorize the area.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantee with this service. However, our technician will exhaust every option to locate the squirrel. Occasionally, a squirrel will be in an area that is not accessible without major damage to the home. In this case, the homeowners must decide on the level of damage they are willing to accept to remove the squirrel. Once the squirrel is located and removed, we sanitize the area.

If Squirrel Babies Are In Your Attic, Call A Professional

If you think you have squirrel babies in your attic in Arlington TN, give us a call. We will perform a detailed interior and exterior inspection of your home. Squirrels may be small, but they can cause major damage.

Typical signs of squirrels include chewed holes, scratches and noises in your attic or walls. Don’t allow your squirrel problem get too big or costly before you seek professional help. We specialize in trapping and exclusion. We can guarantee removal when these are performed in conjunction with one another.


Squirrel Removal And Warranty

Do you have squirrel babies in your attic in Arlington TN?  Our company gives a one-year guarantee against re-entry with our full exclusion service. If squirrels reenters your home through an area we sealed, we will trap and reseal the area again at no additional charge.

So, if you have squirrel babies in your attic in Arlington TN, contact Apex Wildlife Control today. 

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