SQUIRREL REMOVAL WESTCHESTER, NY

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For fast, effective squirrel removal in Westchester, NY, count on the professionals at Intrepid Wildlife Services. We understand that an unwelcome squirrel in your home can be more than a nuisance, if you’re not quick at removing this IMG_0988unwanted visitor, it could literally eat you out of house and home!

While relatively difficult to catch, squirrels have the talent of being able to eat through a variety of common household materials, chewing away at ceilings, walls, and even the internal structure of your home.

Our years of experience in wildlife control and squirrel removal in the Westchester area has taught us how to most effectively catch a squirrel that is squatting on your property, and remove it in a way that is both safe and humane.

Our goal is not to kill the animal that’s paid an unwelcome visit to your property, but instead to get the squirrels to leave and deter them from coming back in the future. We inspect your property, letting you know if you have an intruder from the outside, and how best to protect your home through proofing for animals working their way inside from that point on.

The experts at Intrepid Wildlife Services will seal the vulnerable areas in your home, and provide stainless steel chimney caps, eliminating easy access to the property. When you need removing squirrels in Westchester, NY, you can’t afford to wait around for a fly-by-night company to get around to dealing with your issue. At Intrepid Wildlife Services, your call is always our top priority, and we offer competitive pricing on all our Wildlife removal services, making us the only call you need to make when you have squirrels damaging the interior of your home. Call today for an inspection, and let us help you make sure outdoor wildlife stays outdoors!

IMG_0820Squirrel Damage:

Like most rodents, squirrels are very aggressive chewers. Squirrels will chew through wood, enlarging even the tiniest of openings, allowing entry. They can also chew through vinyl siding, insect screening and gabled vents as well as shingles. The most common reason for this is to gain access to attics and wall spaces for the purpose of nesting and raising young.

The reason they target homes is because of its safety from predators and the increased temperatures. Once inside squirrels will begin collecting nesting material such as leaves, sticks and your insulation. This nesting material retains odor from the accumulation of droppings and urine.
Squirrels can also fall down chimneys allowing them
access to living space. Damage done to electrical and phone lines through chewing in combination with nesting material, can pose a serious fire hazard.

FACTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS:

Gray Squirrels Gray Squirrel In New York the most common squirrel is the Easter Gray Squirrel which are often seen in yards, parks etc. In Westchester County, Gray squirrels mate twice a year. Their first breeding period is seen in May through June and their second in December through February. Typically litters of Gray squirrels range from two to six but can reach as high as eight. The young are weened>by the seventh week and can leave the next by the tenth. The average life expectancy is around 12 1/2 years. Their diet mainly consists of things such as acorns, tree bark, nuts, berries, fungi and seeds.

 

Flying Squirrels

Unlike the gray squirrel, flying squirrels are nocturnal and very social. Flying squirrels will den in attics and walls, with as many as 15 flying squirrels denning together. Flying squirrels will become most active between October through April. Their mating season comes during late December and early January while their young are born often in March and April. Their average life expectancy is six years. Being omnivores flying squirrels will eat a wide range food sources such as bugs, fungi, flowers, seeds, and even slugs. Although not capable of actual flight flying squirrels glide which helps them easily move from tree to tree or structure to structure.Squirrel Removal

Unlike the gray squirrel, flying squirrels are nocturnal and very social. Flying squirrels will den in attics and walls, with as many as 15 flying squirrels denning together. Flying squirrels will become most active between October through April. Their mating season comes during late December and early January while their young are born often in March and April. Their average life expectancy is six years. Being omnivores flying squirrels will eat a wide range food sources such as bugs, fungi, flowers, seeds, and even slugs. Although not capable of actual flight flying squirrels glide which helps them easily move from tree to tree or structure to structure.

WESTCHESTER SQUIRREL REMOVAL SOLUTIONS:

Typically the signs that there are squirrels in your home are: hearing noises from the attic or walls such such as scratching, scurrying and what customers often call “rolling” or “bowling with acorns”, seeing squirrels on the roof one moment and have them disappear the next, and of course seeing a squirrel enter a hole on the roofline. Intrepid Wildlife Services provides Westchester County residents with many habitat modification options to squirrel proof your home.

Intrepid Wildlife Services will remove the offending squirrels with specialized trapping techniques. We use humane live traps and specialty multi-catch traps to safely remove the squirrels. Upon completion of squirrel removal services the squirrels are released in pre-designated locations far away from your home. Once the removal process is completed we can prevent future squirrel damage by sealing all vulnerable areas. This includes covering vents, filling gaps in soffits, rooflines and air conditioner lines. We also supply and install stainless steel and custom chimney caps.

Squirrels in the attic