Are Squirrels In Your Crawl Space In Memphis TN?

Do you have squirrels in your crawlspace in Memphis TN? Have you been hearing scratching under your feet during the day or at night? If you notice holes around your foundation, this is an indication that you may have squirrels in your crawlspace. If you do have squirrels in the crawlspace of your home, we can help.

Squirrels will chew through the wooden doors that lead into your crawlspace. There are a number of ways squirrels can get into your crawlspace. They also use ground vents to gain access to these areas. 

Squirrels go under your home for several reasons. Some squirrels nest under a home because it is cooler than an attic during the summer. They want to raise their young in a comfortable, quiet and safe place. Squirrels will also use this area to store caches of food they are reserving. They will store food for the winter and hide it so other animals can’t find it. Rats are also known to be under homes and in crawl spaces. A crawlspace is the perfect place to store food because it allows for easy access.

There are several primary concerns relating to squirrels and rats in your crawlspace. In your crawlspace, there are various pipes that lead to all areas of your home. Water and sewage lines are exposed under your home. Squirrels and rats will chew through the pipes if they are plastic or a weaker material. If these animals do start to chew through the pipes, you can have serious water or sewage leakage problems.

Small leaks are easily missed and can cause a constant flow of moisture under your home. This moisture can get into the wood that supports your home and cause rot. Foundation issues can be very costly and time consuming to repair. In addition, you also need to be concerned about mold. Mold can cause serious health issues and you could rack up large medical bills due to a mold-related illness.


Electrical lines are found above homes, as well as in crawlspaces. If a squirrel or rat gets under your home, they can cause extensive wire damage. If they chew through the wires, it can create power outage issues in your home. The power could short out or stop working altogether. Squirrels have been known to be electrocuted while chewing on wires! This can lead to potential fires under your home. This situation can lead to the destruction of your home, but more importantly to loss of life.

If you have a squirrel or rodent problem, ask yourself the following questions:

1.  Have you noticed any flickering lights or problems with your outlets?

2.  Have you smelled anything burning such as electrical smoke?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, please contact an electrician immediately.  Squirrels and rodents chew constantly in order to keep their teeth filed down so they can eat, and they always go for wiring in your home.  If any of these dangerous situations occur, it can be deadly and very costly in the end.  

Sometimes there is just an overabundance of squirrels in your area. No matter what measures you take, they still try to find a safe area to stay away from predators. In this case, we need to reduce the population by trapping. Our technician will place several traps around your property where the most activity is seen or heard.

Once the traps are set out, we bait and trap the squirrels for seven days. The technician will return to your property every other day to relocate the squirrels and re-bait the traps.

Apex Wildlife Control is here to help you if any of these situations.  As soon as you realize you may have squirrels in your crawl space, give us a call. We will schedule an inspection. Our technician will inspect the interior and exterior of your home and document any signs of damage with photos.  Afterward, he will provide you with an estimate for not only trapping the animals, but also sealing up your home against further entry by squirrels.

At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves on our exclusion and trapping services.  So much in fact, that we offer three amazing guarantees!

Double Money Back Guarantee:

If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely thrilled with the outcome. If you are still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though!  We will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.

110% Best Deal Guarantee:

If you find another reputable wildlife control company in the city of Memphis within 30 days of the date you book our exclusion services who gives you a better overall deal than us AND matches our standards, we will match it plus give you an additional 10% off of their price! There's no one in Memphis that will do a better job for our customers than we will. I guarantee it!

Fort Knox Guarantee:

Are you worried that you will invest a large amount of money to protect your home from wildlife and not be completely covered? At Apex Wildlife Control we completely cover you! When a customer has our company perform full exclusion and trapping, we Guarantee against Wildlife Re-Entry for a full year. Our Fort Knox Guarantee covers not only the areas that we sealed but your entire home. This means that if an animal chews or damages an area of your home in an area that wasn't sealed in the first year following exclusion we will trap and seal that area for no cost up to $1000.

Our company does not fix rotted wood or do any major carpentry work. If there is a lot  of rotted wood or carpentry work that needs to be done, we ask that you have a carpenter come out to assess your home and repair those areas first.  Our main focus with exclusion work is sealing up the small gaps, securing vents and patching up the smaller holes. If there is rotted wood around your home, it needs to be repaired before we perform exclusion.  We stand behind our work, so we will  secure any of our work to rotted wood that could fall apart or can be easily chewed through.

At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality work. We want satisfied customers who can depend on a job well done!

So if you have some little fuzzy-tailed trespassers living in your crawl space, give us a call today.  We're here to help!

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