Do you have squirrels in your drop tile ceiling in Bartlett TN?
Apex Wildlife Control specializes in the removal of squirrels from drop-tile ceilings for both homes and businesses. It is common to find drop-tile ceilings in commercial buildings. The drop-tile ceiling creates a space that squirrels easily maneuver through if they have found access to the inside of your building.
Squirrel Mating Season And Reproduction Rates
Squirrels manage to gain entrance into buildings when they are making preparations to nest. The squirrel mating season runs from December to February and again around June. Once squirrels have mated the female begins the search for a quiet, safe, and warm place to birth and raise their young. The gestation period is around 44 days, and squirrels can birth from 2 to 4 babies per litter.
The squirrel babies stay with the mother until approximately 10 weeks of age before they are weaned. The mother will leave her babies during the day so that she can eat and gather food. During the nighttime hours she stays with her babies to protect and care for them. Once her babies have been weaned the mother leads them outside to teach them how to forage for food.
Fecal And Urine Damage Caused By Squirrels In Your Drop Tile Ceiling
Why Squirrels Chew On Electrical Wires
If you suspect a squirrel is in your drop-tile ceiling it is important to have your electrical wires checked. Squirrels will chew through practically anything and that includes electrical wires. A squirrel’s teeth never stop growing and must constantly chew to regulate the length of their teeth. If their teeth grow too long it will be unable to properly eat.
How To Remove Squirrels In Your Drop Tile Ceiling in Bartlett TN
You can create natural deterrents to keep squirrels from accessing the inside of your home. Trimming back any tree limbs that hang over the roof or close to your home is a big help. Squirrels use tree limbs to travel just like we use interstates. They are still able to get onto your roof, but it requires a lot more effort on the part of the squirrel. Squirrels can actually climb straight up the side of your home if it chooses. The goal is to make your roof an inconvenient destination. Also, trim back any bushes that grow close to your home to expose the wall and vents and remove vegetation where the squirrels can hide. This will help you to see where squirrels have been chewing or trying to gain access to these areas. Be diligent and remove any easy access to food or garbage. Pick up leftover food the your pets do not clean up during feeding time if you feed your pets outdoors. Squirrels will also raid bird feeders if they can. Taking away the source of food is a big help.
Squirrel Removal And Trapping
Relocating Squirrels In Your Drop Tile Ceiling
Our outside trapping service for squirrels takes place over a period of 7 days. The wildlife technician will bait and set several live cage traps around your property. Any squirrels caught are relocated and released approximately 25 miles away. This helps to reduce the population and eliminates the likelihood that the squirrels will find their way back to your home. Hopefully, this will keep the squirrel population under control so that the squirrels leave your home alone.
It is time to call a wildlife professional when you begin to hear noises above your head or in the walls of your home. Apex Wildlife Control are the wildlife professionals to contact. We are here to help you with any wildlife problem you may encounter. We will promptly schedule a technician to perform a thorough interior and exterior inspection of your home. The technician will assess the problem and what needs to be done to trap and remove the animal as well as sealing your home to prevent wildlife re-entry.
For the interior inspection the technician looks for fecal droppings to identify the animal species involved. He also checks for any chewed wires, damage to your HVAC, duct work, PVC pipes, and insulation. The technician takes pictures of any damage that he finds during the inspection.
The exterior inspection goes from the foundation of your home to the roofline. The technician walks around the perimeter of the home looking for and taking picture of all possible and actual points of entry. Upon completion of the inspection the technician will review the pictures with you and provide a detailed quote to trap the animals and completely seal your home.