If you’re hearing scratching in your crawlspace, attic, basement, or walls, then rodents such as grey squirrels may have invaded your home. Ignoring the problem hoping it'll go away won't make the critters disappear, rather it will only get worse with time. Squirrels can cause extensive damage if you don't call in the experts to get rid of them.

At Eastern Pine Pest & Wildlife, we'll take care of all your rodent issues. You don't need to worry about a squirrel invasion in your home. Our grey squirrel trapping services in North Reading MA will fix that problem.

Should You Be Concerned About Grey Squirrels?

Grey squirrels pose a threat to your health and home. For instance, they can:

  • Tear up the fiberglass insulation
  • Contaminate water tanks with droppings and urine
  • Dig holes in your yard to bury food
  • Expose you and your family to some health concerns such as typhus, cat scratch fever, and mange.
  • Cause a mess in your garden by eating vegetable seeds that have been freshly planted, flower bulbs, fruit, and sometimes chew up barks of cedar and fruit trees.

Locating and dealing with grey squirrels isn’t a simple DIY job of removing them from your property. It involves determining the problem and coming up with the best solution to resolve the rodent infestation. That's why you need professionals for the job. The pest management experts at Eastern Pine Pest & Wildlife have the skills, training, and equipment required to address a squirrel infestation problem. 

How Do Squirrels Get into Homes?

A squirrel invasion can wreak havoc in your home. They may get into your house through a number of ways, such as climbing up the side, through utility lines, or using overhanging branches.

Once they're inside your house, they'll make life for you and your family pretty uncomfortable. They become quite active four to five hours before sunrise, interrupting that much-needed sleep. These rodents will scratch up your siding and chew holes in your roofline, vents, and eaves. They even tear apart insulation to make their nesting. The nests may, at times, block a vent, causing a fire hazard. Besides, squirrel urine and droppings can damage household products.

Preventative Measures

Prevention is necessary to keep grey squirrels from living in your business or home. You need to ensure that the exterior parts of your building are well maintained. Make sure your roof is in tip-top condition. Also, trim any overhanging branches that are near your home or business.

To really get rid of grey squirrels, it’s best to get to the root of the problem if possible. This means finding their access point and then catching them using a live trap.

If the rodent somehow finds its way to your living area, don’t attempt to noose or snare it. Grey squirrels are very excitable so, if you try to run around the house trying to catch one, it will knock down and tear up your furnishings and property. Instead, enter the room swiftly and calmly proceed to open a door or window, or both. Exit the area and wait for the squirrel to calm down enough to find its way out through either of the openings.

Reliable Rodent Removal Solutions

Eastern Pine Pest & Wildlife specializes in removing nuisance animals from homes and businesses. Our team is committed to employing the best methods to get rid of pests from your property, including offering squirrel trapping services in North Reading MA. For a free consultation, call us on 781-334-8655.

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