Q: If I leave the squirrels alone will they just go away?
A: Not before they do significant damage. Once a squirrel lives in your attic it will usually stay. Squirrels leave their feces and urine in the insulation and soffit areas. If the squirrel ever leaves other squirrels are attracted to that smell and will make your attic their new home.
Q: A squirrel had babies in my attic. Will the baby squirrels leave when they get big enough?
A: The squirrels might eventually but not for months after birth. Waiting this long would be subjecting the attic to significant and expensive damage. Once these squirrels leave others may take over and add to the existing attic damage.
Q: Why is squirrel removal important if they are in my attic?
A: Squirrels will do significant damage in your attic and can be very expensive if they are not removed. They will destroy your air conditioning duct work, rip apart electrical wiring, and ruin the dry wall. Squirrels leave their feces and urine all over the insulation and in bad infestations will produce a strong and sometimes unbearable smell. Squirrel removal is essential to prevent costly damage in the attic.
Q: I have squirrels living in my attic. There is a very strong smell coming from my wall. What is it?
A: When animals like squirrels live in your attic they will sometimes die. The squirrel probably died in the wall and needs to be removed to get rid of the smell.
Q: A squirrel died in my attic. If I leave it there will the smell go away?
A: Depending on the season it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter the smell might not be as bad but could last for months. In either case it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Raccoons R Us Animal Removal will remove the dead animal, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.
Q: Is squirrel removal necessary?
A: Squirrels can look very cute but are also very destructive. Like rats and mice, squirrels are rodents and have to continuously gnaw on something to file their teeth down. They will destroy your air conditioning duct work, rip apart electrical wiring, and ruin the dry wall. Squirrel removal is necessary and should be left up to the professionals at Raccoons R Us Animal Removal.
Q: Is trapping the squirrel the only way to do squirrel removal?
A: Trapping squirrels is the most effective way to remove squirrels. There are other methods that are used for squirrel removal but they are not as effective and sometimes inhumane. Some companies will use poison and not only is it illegal but the animal will probably die in a wall and produce a terrible smell. Then a dead animal removal will be necessary. Other techniques such as sounds and smells rarely work. If they happen to work then that animal is still around and has a chance to come back. The squirrel needs to be trapped and relocated far enough away that it will not come back.
Q: Are squirrels dangerous?
A: If left alone squirrels are not very dangerous. If a squirrel is handled without the proper equipment then that squirrel will bite. If bitten by a squirrel then medical attention is necessary.