Squirrels In Your Air Ducts In Bartlett TN

Why Having Squirrels In Your Air Ducts Can Be Dangerous

There are a plethora of reasons why having squirrels in your air ducts in Bartlett TN are a problem. First of all, the nesting materials that squirrels use are highly flammable. Because a squirrel’s teeth grow constantly, they must chew on different things in an effort to regulate the lengthy of their teeth. One of the materials that squirrels love to chew on is the insulation that covers electrical wires. It is possible for chewed electrical wiring to create a spark that can lead to a house fire.

Second, you may also detect a foul odor in your home that originates from squirrel fecal due to your ventilation system piping the scent of urine and fecal throughout the entire house. Should you notice that your family has not felt well or is experiencing any odd symptoms then you need to seek immediate medical attention. Let the health care provider know there is a chance that you may have contracted a respiratory infection from animal wildlife.

Other Problems When You Have Squirrels In Your Air Ducts

Squirrels can be very loud, noisy little critters, heard jumping around and skittering across the ceiling, chewing, gnawing, or squeaking from your walls or in the attic. The sounds are amplified if the squirrels are in your duct-work. If the sounds are stationary, coming from one place for a long period of time then it is possible that the animal has become stuck.

 What happens When A Squirrel Gets Stuck In Your Air Ducts?

Time is of the essence when we receive a call that an animal may be stuck in a wall. When an animal is stuck it can quickly dehydrate from over exertion in its attempts to get out. It is so much easier to locate a live animal making noises than to try to locate a carcass by smell once the animal has died.

A live squirrel will scratch and claw frantically in an effort to get out. The squirrel can get trapped in the wall if they fall into a wall crevice. This can also happen if a baby squirrel has gotten lost from its nest. The technician will a drill a hole at the base of the wall and pass a boroscope through the hole to locate the squirrel. If the technician can see the squirrel and believes he has good access to the animal, he will cut a hole large enough in the wall to catch the animal. The technician will use either a catch-pole or a net depending upon the circumstance.

Apex Wildlife Control does not perform carpentry work. It is the customer’s responsibility to repair the wall once the animal has been removed.

Dead Animal Removal And Deodorization

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Apex Wildlife Control offers a dead animal removal and deodorization service if an animal dies in your duct-work. You will begin to notice a strong, unpleasant odor that can last weeks. If the animal died in your duct work, the smell may not be centralized. Instead the smell will spread throughout the home which can make it very difficult to locate the animal carcass. As soon as you smell a dead animal, call us immediately.

Even the retrieval of a squirrel from duct-work can be made difficult. Our technician will do their very best to remove the squirrel from your home. If the animal is inaccessible then the duct-work may need to be replaced.

Interior And Exterior Inspections For Squirrels

Apex Wildlife Control performs thorough interior and exterior inspections of homes and commercial businesses. For the interior inspection the technician will go from the crawl space into your attic to look for fecal droppings to verify the animal species involved. The technician checks for chewed wires, damage to duct-work, the HVAC, PVC pipes, and insulation. All along the way the technician takes photographs of damage that he finds. Following the interior inspection the technician performs the exterior inspection from the foundation of your home to the roof line. He will go around the perimeter of your home looking for and taking pictures of all actual and potential entry points.

Once the inspection is complete the technician will sit down with you to report his findings and review the pictures of damages that he finds. He will provide a detailed a quote for the work necessary to seal and trap the wildlife.

Apex Warranty And Guarantee

Apex Wildlife Control provides a one-year warranty on all exclusion work that we perform. We also provide a Double Money-Back Guarantee. If you are unhappy with the quality of work we perform on a particular item, we’ll redo the work in question for free. If still dissatisfied, we will issue a refund.  We will also pay a competitor of your choice to redo that area. 

So if you have squirrels in your air ducts in Bartlett TN, contact Apex Wildlife Control today at (901) 598-8555. We’ll be happy to help!

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