The United States squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, marmots (like groundhogs), flying squirrels, prairie dogs & chipmunks. Tree squirrels are among the most common in Indiana, and several different subspecies exist—gray squirrels, red squirrels, and perhaps Bloomington's most common, the fox squirrel. Squirrel removal is pivotal in order to make sure Bloomington homes and yards are squirrel-proofed. As soon as squirrels get into your house, they can begin causing damage.
If you spot a squirrel near or in your Bloomington home, call us immediately for quick squirrel control! Read more to learn about our squirrel prevention & removal services, and you can also request more information on your squirrel problem.
Get Squirrels Out—Squirrel Removal & Control
Squirrels can cause serious damage to attics and walls in Bloomington as they search for appropriate places to nest and find food or shelter. Squirrels can compromise the structural integrity of buildings and even cause buildings to collapse. These medium-sized rodents can also cause power outages when they scamper across power lines (often trying to make their way into your home!). A few things you can do to discourage squirrels from getting comfortable on your Bloomington / Clifford area property include:
- Making adjustments to squirrel habitat, including sealing all possible external entrances and pruning tree limbs that overhang roofs
- Removing possible food sources like fruit and pet food
- Scare tactics
What Do Squirrels Sound Like?
Most people are able to identify a squirrel as such, but what if you only hear their noises and don’t ever see this furry rodent? Here’s how to tell if the noises in your attic are from squirrels. The first indication is the time of day the noises occur. Many wildlife animals are nocturnal, like bats and raccoons. Squirrels, on the other hand, are active mostly during the day; usually early morning or just before dusk.
Squirrel noises include scurrying or scratching inside walls and on the ceiling above you—squirrels love to make a home base inside your attic. Also be sure to check out the vocal noise a squirrel makes.
Why Would A Squirrel Come In My House?
Especially true in the cooler months, squirrels (like nearly all other wildlife animals) are looking for a shelter to live and potentially raise their babies, and to secure a food source. Unfortunately, your Bloomington home offers all these perks and more. It is a bonus if the home is easy to get into, but squirrels are avid and strong chewers, so they are able to actually chew their way into homes through vent screens, windows and more.
Common Squirrel Problems in Bloomington
Regardless of their small size, squirrels in houses can make cause serious messes with their droppings and urine, and be responsible for expensive damage to your home. Some of the major squirrel problems we receive calls about include:
- Torn insulation and other soft objects in the home that squirrels use to create nests
- Squirrels in the chimney
- Squirrels in the garage
- Squirrels in the wall
- Feces & urine stains/odors that can be incredibly dangerous to humans and pets
Squirrel Damage Repair
If serious squirrel problems arise in your Bloomington / Clifford area home or business, contact the wildlife experts at Critter Control of Bloomington. Our technicians have the training and tools necessary to trap and remove clever squirrels from your home and keep them out long-term.
Getting squirrels out of the attic, chimney or wall is just part of the process—what about the squirrel damage to your home? This is where we stand out from our competition. We offer full-service squirrel control, which also includes damage repairs. If you are facing squirrels in the garage or squirrels in the wall in Lawrence, Monroe, Bartholomew, Decatur, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Jackson, Brown, Orange, or Ripley counties surrounding Bloomington IN, call our squirrel removal team today! We can get your squirrel problem solved and keep it from coming back. You can also send us information on your squirrel issue here.
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