Squirrel Control 101: The Safe And Humane Squirrel Management Solution In Rochester

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Squirrels might not seem like typical pests, but they invade homes just like insects do. Once they get into your house, they can be difficult to remove. With RodentX  Wildlife Control for Rochester squirrel removal, you won’t need to worry about handling the animals that have made their way into your attic or chimney. We’ll take care of it all for you. 

Understanding Common Squirrel Species: Identifying The Culprits

Rochester has a few different types of squirrels, but they’re very similar. Squirrels are typically gray or brown and have distinctive bushy tails. They can vary in size from 6 to 15 inches tall, with another several inches of length in their tails. 

Squirrels are excellent climbers. They become problematic when they get into houses or other structures. They’ll often find their way into the attic or chimney of a home; this can cause issues related to property damage. Squirrels can break holes in siding and damage insulation. They’ll often chew through wiring inside and outside the home, even essential electrical and phone cables. 

Squirrel-Related Health Concerns: Handling Droppings And Disease Risks

Squirrels are not aggressive animals, but they may bite if threatened; this can make squirrel control difficult since you have to be extremely careful when trying to remove them from a confined space. But bites aren’t the only thing you have to worry about.

Squirrels can be carriers of multiple diseases and infections, including tularemia and ringworm. These transmit through contact with an infected squirrel, which may occur just from contact with squirrel droppings. These diseases can be serious if left untreated, so you should take precautions and avoid coming into contact with any squirrels or their fecal matter. 

If you suspect that squirrels have moved into your house, you need to be careful about your next steps to minimize your risk of picking up something.

Tips For Squirrel-Proofing Your Yard: Protecting Your Home And Garden

It’s hard to keep squirrels away from your home. However, these tips and tricks can control squirrels and keep them from living in or around your home:

  • Seal all possible entry points, including holes in the siding and gaps around doors and windows.
  • Install screens in vents and over chimney openings.
  • Trim back tree branches so they don’t touch the walls or roof of your house.
  • Make sure any bird feeders on your property are squirrel-proof.
  • Pick up fallen fruits, vegetables, and nuts from your yard. 

Any extra openings into your house can let squirrels in. These animals are good at climbing, so just the height of your attic level or chimney isn’t enough to keep squirrels out. Make sure there aren’t any extra holes or gaps, and put screens over your vents and chimneys to keep squirrels from getting inside. Squirrels will sometimes use tree branches as bridges to reach houses. Trim long branches so they can’t climb on them into your home.

Squirrels often seek out extra food sources. Bird feeders, nuts, and fruit that have fallen off trees can invite squirrels to your yard. Eliminating these options is a good step toward getting rid of squirrels around your home.

Professional Squirrel Control: Know When To Call In The Experts

Once squirrels have made a home in your house, you need to exercise caution. They might not seem dangerous, but squirrels are wild animals, and you should treat them as such. 

RodentX Wildlife Control provides services for squirrel removal in Rochester that will protect you, your home, your family, and the animals. When you call us, we’ll schedule a time to come and perform an inspection of your home. We’ll search your whole house for entry points, damage caused by squirrels, and the squirrels themselves. Then we’ll decide on the best course of action for your home. We provide removal services, exclusion work, sanitation, and repairs as needed. Call RodentX Wildlife Control today to learn more about how we safely and effectively remove squirrels and other wildlife pests from Rochester homes. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."

Joan K

"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"

Jacqueline C

"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX Wildlife Control. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."

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RodentX Wildlife Control is a local, family-owned business with over ten years of experience in the wildlife control industry. We are Rochester’s premier provider of wildlife control, prevention, and repair. If you have rodents, bats, or other wildlife invading your home or business, contact us for the safest, most reliable service available.

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