Squirrel Exclusion & Squirrel Proofing
Here 2 squirrels were trapped in an attic
How to get rid of squirrels and how to keep squirrels out of a home is usually all down to the type of squirrel exclusion you are looking to put in place. Squirrels are great jumpers and climbers so keeping squirrels from off of a roof or keeping squirrels from climbing on a roof are next to impossible. With down spouts, trees and power lines squirrels definitely have the advantage for gaining roof access. Our squirrel exclusion solutions range from keeping squirrels from being able to climb trees and down spouts with ease as well as providing squirrel exclusion to common entry point areas such as eves, soffits and weak fascia areas on your roof. Rotting wood is a huge attractant to squirrels creating an entry point into your attic however a new roof is never a quick option. We can have squirrel exclusion done for poor or weak areas that will keep you squirrel free until wood or roof replacement is an option for you.
Here a steel grate was put in place to keep squirrels out
Squirrel proofing is almost always necessary for homes especially homes that have had squirrels and now have residual squirrel smells left behind. The most common squirrel proofing we provide is squirrel proofing of attic vents and fans, considering these are always built with a poor mesh screen that birds, squirrels and raccoons easily push through to gain entry. Squirrel proofing materials are very few when it comes to a selection. Many “handy men” have tried their hand at squirrel proofing and have realized they should not provide services they know nothing about, especially when squirrel proofing a home that squirrels are still inside! Squirrels will gnaw and chew through wood, sheet metal the thickness of a gutter, aluminum, roofing shingles, chicken wire, wire mesh and just about any other material you can find at Home Depot or Menards. We only use steel when squirrel proofing homes with a specific gauge thickness. We are the premier wildlife and animal proofing & exclusion company in Illinois with a system formulated over years and years of research. If your looking for squirrel exclusion or squirrel proofing call us today!
Oak Brook Squirrel Removal
Oak Brook Squirrel Removal
An Oak Brook squirrel removal servicing today solved another problem the client was having. After a pest control company had deemed that a squirrel removal professional was needed to get rid of a recent squirrel colony taking residence U.S. Wildlife Removal Service out of Downers Grove Illinois was called out to set up squirrel traps. In this particular Oak Brook squirrel removal servicing squirrels had gotten onto a stone roof and found a gap in the wooden soffit area to enter the attic space. After finding the entry area from the inside nearby wires were noticed to be chewed to the point of destruction aside from a large area of insulation being matted down, accumulated squirrel feces scattered through out the attic insulation and a fairly large pile of bat guano. After squirrel traps were set through out the attic the homeowner was notified of the chewed wires and that just happened to be the missing link as to why the surround sound speakers suddenly stopped working. 4 hours after the Oak Brook squirrel removal servicing was setup by U.S. Wildlife Removal Service the phone call came in that the squirrel had been trapped and was waiting to be taken away. Upon arrival, new squirrel feces was scattered showing signs more squirrels were in the attic. Other squirrels dwelling in this particular attic what was expected however the squirrel feces was alarming because of its bright green color. Bright green squirrel feces is the product of squirrels ingesting rodent poisons set out for mice and rats. Closer inspection revealed the trapped squirrel dead from poisoning and a second squirrel next to the trap dead as well. Luckily the second squirrel died in an accessible area other wise dead squirrel extraction could have been an expensive, horrible smelling process. This is a prime example how close a home can come to an attic fire from squirrels chewing wires or a dead squirrel needing to be cut out of a wall. Thankfully this Oak Brook squirrel removal process ended the possibilities of a large problem arising.