Why Having Squirrels In Your Air Ducts Can Be Dangerous
Other Problems When You Have Squirrels In Your Air Ducts
Squirrels can be very loud animals. You may hear jumping around, skittering across your ceiling, chewing, gnawing or even squeaks coming from your walls or attic. These sounds will be amplified if the squirrels are in your duct-work. If the sound is stationary for a long period of time, the squirrel may be stuck.
What happens When A Squirrel Gets Stuck In Your Air Ducts?
When we receive a call indicating a squirrel may be stuck, time is of the essence. Once a squirrel is stuck, it can dehydrate quickly from over exertion. It is much easier to find a noisy live squirrel than trying to find it by odor once it dies.
A live squirrel will be scratching and clawing frantically looking for a way to get out. This will happen if the squirrel accidentally falls into a wall crevice. It can also happen if a juvenile squirrel has become lost from its nest. If the squirrel is in the wall, the technician will need to use a drill and boroscope to locate the squirrel. If he can see and reach it, he will cut a hole large enough to capture the squirrel. We use either a catch-pole or a net depending on the circumstance. The customer is responsible for repairing the wall once the squirrel is removed. Apex Wildlife Control does not do carpentry work.
Dead Animal Removal And Deodorization
Apex Wildlife Control offers a dead animal removal and deodorization service. If a squirrel has perished in your duct-work, you will start to smell a strong odor that can last for weeks. With a squirrel in the duct-work, the smell will not be centralized. The odor will spread throughout your home. When this happens, it can be very hard to find where the squirrel is located. This is why we always urge people to give us a call as soon as they think a squirrel may be stuck in the duct-work or walls.
Retrieving a squirrel out of your duct-work can be very difficult, especially if the squirrel is in a hard-to-reach area. Once we locate the squirrel, we will do our very best to get it out of your home. If the squirrel is inaccessible, the duct-work may have to be replaced.
Interior And Exterior Inspections For Squirrels
Apex Wildlife Control performs interior and exterior squirrel inspections. Our technicians go into your attic and first look for fecal droppings to verify the species. Then they check for chewed wires, damage to your duct-work or HVAC, as well as other signs of wildlife. Following the interior inspection, we perform a full exterior inspection. This inspections consists of locating all potential points of entry. These inspections begin at the foundation of your home and extend to your rooftop.
Once the inspection is complete, we report our findings to you, complete with pictures. You will receive a quote that explains necessary sealing and trapping options. The pictures provided will detail actual and potential points of entry.
Apex Warranty And Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control provides a one-year warranty on all exclusion work we perform. We also provide a DOUBLE MONEY-BACK guarantee. If you are unhappy with the quality of work on a particular item, we will redo the item in question for free. If you are still unhappy, we will issue a refund for that portion. We will also pay a competitor of your choice to redo the area.
So, if you have squirrels in your air ducts in
Collierville TN, contact us today. We will be happy to help!