Do you have squirrels in your house? If so, the squirrel removal experts at Conway Professional Services can help. Scurrying or scratching noises in your garage, attic, crawlspace, or basement might mean you have unwanted visitors. We have the experience, resources, and methods to remove pesky squirrels from your home safely and effectively. Give us a call today at 1-231-487-9300.
With over one hundred different species worldwide, squirrels are one of the most common animals humans see in everyday life. The squirrel species most common in Michigan are the eastern grey squirrel, named for its grey coloring, and the fox squirrel, usually red or brown in color. They range in size from 9-12 inches long, and their tails add another 7-10 inches in overall length. These varieties of squirrel are typically 14 to 21 ounces in weight.
Michigan squirrel varieties are most often scatter hoarders,
meaning they gather and store their food in several locations for
later retrieval. An individual squirrel can create hundreds of caches
in any given season. Squirrels prefer a diet of tree bark and nuts and
will damage live trees by gnawing and tearing to get to the soft
tissue just beneath the bark. It is also not unusual for them to
create problems for homeowners by invading bird feeders in search or
corn and sunflower seeds.
The squirrel is common throughout the U.S., including Northern Michigan. Squirrels live in and around homes and commercial buildings and are found living in wooded areas surrounding urban and suburban homes.
It is common for squirrels to build nests or “dreys” in the
forks of tree branches. However, it is also common for squirrels to
make their way into homes and business buildings to build nests and
find a place to store their food for the winter.
Squirrels are most likely to enter a structure through the roof, attic, eaves, and soffits and can cause significant damage while doing so. By the time you have discovered a squirrel problem in your home or business, it is entirely likely that the squirrels have created multiple access points. They often chew on fascia boards and cedar shingles to create entry points into your attic and like to gnaw on electrical wiring as well, which causes a serious fire hazard. Because squirrels are rodents with teeth that continue to grow throughout their entire lives, chewing serves to file down their teeth.
Once a squirrel, or family of squirrels, has gained access to
your home, the impact to your everyday life can be both stressful and
costly. Squirrel families mat down insulation, creating energy and
financial loss, and their urine and feces cause an extremely
unpleasant odor. Once inside, they will continue to chew on wood
support beams and other structural supports, causing damage to the
Squirrel Health Concerns
Squirrel excrement sometimes contains the bacterium that
cause salmonella and leptospirosis, both of which can be life
threatening. While squirrels seem cute and cuddly, they can be
surprisingly aggressive. Mother squirrels are very protective and may
bite during the spring and fall baby seasons. If you have been bitten
or scratched by a squirrel, please consult a doctor immediately.
Contact a Squirrel Removal
You should contact a professional squirrel removal and remediation service as soon as you identify a potential squirrel problem. Call 1-231-487-9300 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today We have both the knowledge and tools to get rid of your squirrel problem no matter how simple or complex. Every one of our courteous, professional staff members is trained in squirrel identification, removal, trapping, and control techniques as well as how to prevent future damage to your home.
Conway Professional Services
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8730 Commerce Ct.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
PH: (231) 487-9300
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