Squirrels in the attic in Alpharetta & Johns Creek Squirrel Trapping, Flying Squirrel Trapping Services, Suwanee Squirrel Removal, Squirrel Relocation in Cumming and Roswell Squirrel Exclusion Service. Offering squirrel damage, Flyers in the attic in Alpharetta, Johns Creek Flying Squirrel trapping, squirrel control, squirrel repair & access prevention to Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Norcross, Buford, Suwanee, Cumming, Milton, Crabapple - Fulton County and Forsyth County GA.
Are squirrels in your attic? Squirrels all over your yard... we can help. We trap squirrels and relocate them far away so they cannot make their way back into your attic.
Some of the Squirrels that we can help you to EVICT & relocate are: Eastern Grey Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Fox Squirrels.
Why you want to hire a professional -
1) Targeting The Correct Animal?
One problem amateurs encounter is that they set a trap and catch non-target animals instead of the animal that is causing the problem. This isn’t often the case with squirrels, however, as they are often territorial. Still, the best way to get the squirrels you want is to set the traps on the roof, near the entry points. Squirrel Traps set in the attic will not catch the squirrels. Squirrels do not enter traps in attics, ever, for whatever reason. Of course, setting a repeater trap on the exit hole ensures complete capture of the target squirrels.
2)Failure at trapping squirrels?
Failure to catch the animal commonly arises amongst people who don’t know much about trapping. So many important and subtle nuances go into successful trapping. The right type of traps must be set, they must have no defects, they must have the correct pan tension. It must be flush to the roof or bolted to fascia boards with no wobble. It must be set in the animal’s path of travel or exploration. If it’s a repeater trap, there must be no other alternative areas of exit, the spring must be the right tension with no blockage, etc.
3) Type of bait or lure to use?
This factor isn’t nearly as important as other factors in terms of success. Squirrels are gluttons, and they are curious. They are easy to trap. The best bait is peanut butter smeared on the pan, and whole peanuts, in shell, on the pan, behind the pan, and leading into the trap. If the squirrel is dehydrated, oranges make a great squirrel bait, because they want the water in the fruit.
With squirrel trapping, this isn’t much of a concern. But if you are working on the roof, which is pretty much the only way to go for successful squirrel trapping, then there are ladder and roof safety concerns. I would never advocate an inexperienced person to work on a roof or with ladders.
5) Legalities of trapping the Squirrel?
Is it legal to trap squirrel and in most states the answer is, no. Or, if it is legal, there are laws regarding the release or dispatching of squirrels. Are you able and willing to do so? It is not legal, in almost all states, to trap a squirrel, stick it in the trunk of your car, drive it off to the woods, and release it. Check the regulations posted by your state’s department of wildlife (or fish & game) and you will see that it is illegal to do so if you are not a licensed wildlife control professional.OFTENTIMES, A SQUIRREL IN AN ATTIC IS A FEMALE WITH YOUNG
– Yes, in about 66% of cases of any squirrel in an attic, there’s a litter of 3-5 baby squirrels. The most common reason for a squirrel to enter an attic and choose to live there is the case of a female who needs a safe place to give birth and raise its babies. The mother squirrel usually gives birth shortly after moving into the attic, within 1-2 weeks, and then spends about 8 weeks nursing the baby squirrels. At about 6-8 weeks and beyond, the young squirrels start to run around the attic on their own, and that’s when homeowners really start to hear a lot of noise – one squirrel has now become five! The presence of these young complicates the matter of removing squirrels, because if you trap and remove the adult female during the first 6 weeks after birth, the young are left behind. I’ve seen several dozen such cases: a homeowner uses some sort of trap to remove the mom, but the noise continues, and no more are caught. When I get called out to such homes, I crawl through the attic and find the babies, remove them by hand, put them in a sack, and remove them from the attic. I then bring them to a wildlife rehabber who will feed and raise them and relocate them to the wild when they are large enough to fend for themselves. If the problem had been taken care of properly in the first place, the young would be able to stay with the mother during relocation, where they would stand the best chance of survival and being raised properly. Thus, the presence of baby squirrels makes simple trapping a not-so-simple matter. The babies, as they lay in a cluster in an attic, aren’t capable of entering traps. If you do trap a squirrel, check for nipples! If you can see them, you’ve got babies up there, and they’ve got to be found and removed, and it’s often no easy task. The good thing about squirrels is that people don’t often notice or do anything until the young are up and running around, and at that time it’s easy to trap or exclude the young as well. By 12 weeks old, they are pretty much adult size.
What Do I Do with the Squirrel Once I’ve Caught It?
First of all, check the traps every day, or several times a day, so that you don’t leave an animal suffering in a cage for long. Don’t let your fingers enter the cage, or the squirrel may lunge and bite! Some states require that the animal be euthanized, often under laws regarding the spread of an animal that could possibly carry rabies. Many people and wildlife removal companies ignore such laws, because they don’t want to kill wildlife, just like many people ignore wildlife regulations out of ignorance or lack of concern for laws. If you do relocate the squirrel, it should be at least five miles from the capture site. Some people recommend at least ten miles. Many critters are amazingly adept at tracking their way back to a home range. If you relocate a mother squirrel with babies, the mother will bolt from the trap and run away as soon as it’s opened. Let the babies go as well, even if they are very young, and the mother squirrel will always come back for them and bring them to a new shelter. Bear in mind, this time period may be tough for her and her young, but the young stand the best chance of survival with their mother, even over a licensed wildlife rehabber.
Some people have asked me about the use of poison for squirrels, but there is no registered legal poison, nor any effective one that I know of. And if poison does work, you'll just end up with the stench of rotting squirrel carcasses in your attic. Always use trapping and removal to get rid of squirrels.
SQUIRREL & FLYING SQUIRREL TRAPPING SERVICES
We charge a FLAT RATE TRAPPING FEE for One (1) week of Squirrel trapping. There is NO set up fee, NO per animal fee, NO need for an estimate or quote. The trapping fee is all inclusive: Five (5) trips out every single day (Monday through Friday) to set the traps, check the traps and to remove all squirrels trapped. It is the law in the State of Georgia that the traps are checked every single day – No exceptions. Daily trap checking is important for many reasons: 1) It's the law, 2) Humane to the squirrel but equally important 3) It enables us to make the most out of your trapping dollars by our Professional Wildlife Technicians having the opportunity to reposition any traps that are not productive and rebaiting if necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL:
- We have to inspect the property to confirm it is a squirrel that has made its way into your attic. Gray squirrels are diurnal. So if you are hearing chewing and shuffling in the attic, during the daytime, chances are you need Gray squirrel trapping. Noises at night may indicate the need for flying squirrel control, rat removal, raccoon trapping or another wildlife control solution. Squirrel pest control is one of the most common services homeowners may require.
- We determine the best trap to use and location of trap.
- 90% of the time we find it more effective to trap outside versus inside the attic.
- We use live cage traps that are effective and humane.
- We release Squirrels when & where permissible by law. While taking into consideration both food supply and water source.
- Squirrels are diurnal (active in the daytime) so we release them during the daytime hours so the odds are in their favor.
HAND CATCHING SQUIRRELS INSIDE A HOUSE
We treat these as an EMERGENCY CALL- 24/7 we respond. We find it easier to charge a flat rate fee to come to your property and hand catch and remove a Squirrel that has found his way into your house or building.. Our Licensed Wildlife Technicians will spend up to an hour looking for & attempting to catch the squirrel. Whether we catch the squirrel or not we get paid for our effort and attempt to remove it. Flying Squirrels (flyers) are often the reason for a call of a squirrel inside the house.
SQUIRREL EXCLUSION (Repairs)
Exclusion is the act of using animal proof materials, devices and methods to keep the animals OUT. Once the animals are taken out, they leave behind odors, feces and scents which may attract other animals. Although we have taken the tenant away (far enough to never find their way back) it just clears the way for the next one to find their way in unless you block off its ability to “Get back IN”. Some of the most common entry areas for animals (Not just Squirrels) are:
◊ Gable Vents ◊ Soffit Junctions ◊ Dryer/Bathroom Vents ◊ Construction Gap (Gutter Line) ◊ Holes
We only use the highest quality animal-proof materials and devices, therefore, we are proudly able to guarantee that no animal will get past the areas where we have performed the exclusion services. With all of this said, there is no way to give a price for exclusion work over the phone. WHILE we are setting up the traps it is necessary for us to determine how the animals are gaining access or entry into the building or property – this is when we are able to provide a proposal for the cost of the exclusion work. IF the proposal is acceptable we will perform the exclusion work while the trapping is being performed which increases the overall success of the entire process.
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