Loveland OH Squirrel Removal Services

squirrel damage to Loveland, Ohio homeAre you looking for Loveland squirrel removal? If you are dealing with a squirrel problem, our wildlife control experts understand squirrel behavior, biology, and habits. For example, we know that squirrels are making their way into your attic because they are looking for a safe place to birth and raise their young.

Squirrel Remover Experts

Our animal removal experts know that they will need to look for the presence of babies. If there are baby squirrels in the attic and only the mother is removed, there is still going to be a squirrel problem once the babies are big enough. All of our wild animal control experts are licensed by the state of Ohio and adhere to the Ohio state administrative code 1501:31-15-03 (1)

Loveland, OH Squirrel Trapping Experts

We understand how to remove the animals in a safe way so that neither we nor the animals are injured. Though not typical, squirrels can become aggressive when they feel threatened, when a mother is protecting her young, or when their food source has been removed. We know how to avoid these situations for their safety and for the animal. We can help you with the removal, exclusion, and deodorization processes so that you can be rid of your squirrel problem and so they do not come back. Many people don’t realize that there is a need for the deodorization process, which our professionals can do for you. There is always the possibility that one of the squirrels may die in the attic or in the walls. This can lead to a horrible smell, bacteria, and the attraction of insects and other pest animal species.

Nuisance Squirrel Damages

Squirrels have to chew constantly in order to hone their teeth and keep them healthy. This need to incessantly chew can create a lot of damage within your home. They will chew on just about anything including ductwork, pipes, wires, wood, or anything else they can get their little mouths around. The damage that they can do, via their chewing, can lead to possible fire hazards and even plumbing and heating issues. It is not just the chewing that is going to cause damage. Squirrels are nest builders and they can ruin insulation, and this will cost you money for necessary repairs and due to the loss in energy. They are also going to create a build-up of feces and urine that can lead to a horrible smell and even possible health issues. (2)

Trapping Vs Repellents For The Removal Of Nuisance Squirrels

Let us get this out of the way, repellents do not work. Many of our customers have called us after they have tried to take care of their squirrel problem on their own by using things like strobe lights, urine-based repellents, and ultrasonic noise emitters to no avail. The process for properly and effectively solving your squirrel problem is removal (via trapping), habitat modification, and exclusion. Our squirrel removal experts will employ a number of methods to get the animals out of the attic including setting traps and using one-way doors. These doors are small devices that are placed over the entry points for the animals so that they can get out and not get back in.

These are not a long-term solution because they will return and try to chew through the doors. This is just part of the removal process. Once our experts are confident that the animals have been removed from the attic, they can help to walk you through the exclusion process. Exclusion is the identification and repair of the weak points of the structure that are allowing the squirrels to gain access to the attic. This is an incredibly important part of the process because our professionals can remove the animals but if the exclusion process is not performed, they are just going to come back.

Squirrel Damage Repair and Cleanup Solutions

attic restoration to Loveland Ohio homeOnce the squirrels are gone and all of their possible entry points have been repaired and secured, it is time to clean up the mess that they leave behind. Their presence is going to leave behind hair, oils, urine, feces, nesting materials, and food. Cleaning up all of these remnants is important so that other pests are not attracted into the attic. The biological material, like feces and urine, can lead to possible diseases like Salmonella or Leptospirosis.

Squirrel Removal Cleanup Process

Our cleanup process includes vacuuming up the biological waste and removing the old, matted insulation. We use enzyme-based cleaners to disinfect and deodorize the space and then we will even repair the damage that the squirrels caused including wiring, pipes, and ductwork. Our Loveland squirrel removal experts handle the entire process from beginning to end so that when they leave your home, you can rest assured that the squirrels are gone, and they will not be coming back.

More than 75 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. While the growth of cities and subdivisions displaces some wildlife, many species continue to live in the habitat available in parks, undeveloped parcels of land and vacant lots, along stream and river corridors and in our backyards. Their presence can provide recreational and educational viewing opportunities. For many people, especially children, viewing wildlife in the backyard is exciting. People and wildlife can peacefully coexist in most situations. However, there may be times when conflicts arise. (3)

General Gray Squirrel Information

The gray squirrel was one of the most populous species of wildlife in Ohio at the time of settlement. Gray squirrels had extensive habitat in the state taking advantage of the widespread forest in Ohio.

History of The Gray Squirrel

Early historical records speak of gray squirrel populations so dense that “…it took a month for an army of squirrels to pass.” In fact, gray squirrels disrupted early agricultural efforts in the state to such an extent that Ohio law required each taxpayer to turn in a quota of squirrel skins along with his tax payment. But as the human population grew and more land was cleared, and elimination practices continued, gray squirrel numbers begin to dwindle. By 1885, hunting laws were enacted restricting the hunting seasons and bag limits for the gray squirrel.

Wildlife Control

Gray squirrels are polygamous breeders. They breed during December-January and May-June. Gestation lasts 44 days and young are born February-March and July-August. Litters consist of 2-3 young. Gray squirrels typically produce 1-2 litters per year.

Gray Squirrel Mating Ritual

Gray squirrels running up and down and around trees is thought to be a part of the courtship ritual. The male will have no role in rearing the young. Young squirrels are reared in leaf nests, dens, and occasionally bird houses. When they are born, the young have no teeth or fur, and their eyes and ears are tightly shut. Young squirrels are slow maturing- their eyes won’t open for about 36 days, it will be nearly seven weeks before they begin to sample solid foods like greens and bark, and approximately 10 weeks before they venture out of the nest onto the ground. At between 14 and 15 weeks gray squirrels are mature enough to venture out and live independently; however, it is not unusual for litters to stay together for close to nine months. Gray squirrels are capable of reproducing within months after their own birth; males reach breeding age at 9 to 11 months and females at six to eight months.

Gray squirrels prefer large expanses of wooded areas of hardwood trees. Timber management practices that create stands of middle-aged and mature trees provide the squirrel the most food and den sites.

Considerations for Loveland Squirrel Removal.

Gray squirrels will take shelter in leaf nests they have constructed or in tree dens. Leaf nests are made of twigs, leaves, and sometimes grasses and scraps of paper and cloth. They are usually one to two feet in diameter with an interior cavity of four to five inches. The mass of leaves at the top of older trees in your backyard that is revealed in the fall when trees are bare is a squirrel nest. Gray squirrels are more social than their fox and red cousins; several gray squirrels may share a shelter nest. Cavities are lined with leaves.

Gray squirrels typically eat nuts, seeds, and fruits of hickory, beech, oak, black walnut, tulip tree, sugar maple, flowering dogwood, buckeye, wild grape, pawpaw, persimmon, butternut, black cherry, and a variety of insects.

There are many wildlife creatures that are adaptable to their surroundings. Squirrels are one of them. These nuisance critters are located worldwide and are living in different habitats. They have opted to adapt to urban areas due to humans invading their natural habitats. Their favorite places to put their nests are usually on trees where their natural predators cannot reach them. Due to their tendencies to build nests on a high place these nuisance critters are attracted to homeowners’ attics to become a place they want to live in. Aside from trees, it is just one part of the house that these nuisance critters love to make a home of. This is just one of the many reasons why these nuisance critters like to stay at your house and can cause you a lot of money if the problem is not dealt with as soon as possible.

These nuisance critters are sometimes adorable to look at, may even want to adopt them to become domestic animals. But once they start to cause damages around your house or business place you will be second-guessing if it is okay to leave them alone and not do anything about them.

Ohio Squirrel Information

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