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Squirrel Control & Removal Service

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Removal of Squirrels
in Westchester, Putnam County & Dutchess

Tri-County Wildlife Control provides professional services in removal and trapping of squirrels. Repairing damage and making sure the problem is not returning. Call Bob from Tri-County Wildlife Control today if you have problems in your house or attic from squirrels at 914-804-8444.

The sure way to take care of your problem is with trapping and removal of the animals. We are professional squirrel trappers and help you with your squirrel control and removal needs.

What kind of damage can squirrels do?


Squirrels can cause damage to a house in a number of ways. They may chew on electrical wires, causing short circuits and potential fires. They can also chew through wood and other materials to gain access to the attic or other parts of the house. Once inside, they may build nests and cause damage to insulation and other materials.

Additionally, they may also chew on pipes and ductwork, causing leaks. They can also be a nuisance by making noise in the attic or walls and they can also carry diseases.

Squirrel Characteristics

The most common New York squirrels are the grey squirrel, red squirrel, fox squirrel, Northern flying squirrel, and Southern flying squirrel. The fox squirrel has the most limited distribution of the group. In New York, it’s found only in pockets in the most western part of the state. The grey squirrel is the most common and adaptable, but they’re all comfortable in cities and suburbs.

If squirrels have become a nuisance on your property, contact Tri-County Wildlife Control today and get started with a free estimate.

Squirrel Nuisance Concerns

Squirrels are a common nuisance situation any time of year. Customers calling from fall through winter (September through February) often complain about denning activity. Typically, an attic den could be home to 8–10 squirrels (red or gray squirrels) or dozens of flying squirrels (perhaps up to 50).

From March through May, most calls relate to their breeding, as females seek places to raise their young. That’s when you typically find one female and her young in the attic or wall. Squirrels like to nest inside the eaves and attics of homes and commercial properties and when left alone they can be quite destructive.

Squirrels are difficult to eradicate once established. They will return year after year to the same location for nesting. In residential areas, squirrels will travel along powerlines and short out transformers. They gnaw on wires, enter buildings, and build nests in attics. Squirrels can cause a fire hazard in homes by bringing in nesting material, and by chewing on power lines.

Squirrels can leave behind a lot of droppings and urine in the attic. The droppings not only smell bad, but they pose a bio-hazardous risk, and the smell attracts new squirrels. Squirrels occasionally damage lawns by burying or searching for and digging up nuts. They will chew bark and clip twigs on ornamental trees or shrubbery planted in yards.

Often squirrels take food at feeders intended for birds. Flying squirrels are a nuisance because they are colonizing animals. In the wild, they prefer hollow trees as nesting sites but many decide that your attic is the perfect environment.

Because they are nocturnal, you may hear them scurrying about at night, particularly as they move in and out of the building. Many people hear the noise and mistake flying squirrels for rats, mice, or other types of squirrels. Flying squirrels chew, like all rodents, and can leave stains on your house at exit/entry sites.


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How best to get rid of squirrels?


There are several methods that can be used to get rid of squirrels from your property. Some of the most effective include:

Exclusion: this involves sealing off entry points to your home or other structures to prevent squirrels from getting inside. This can be done by installing chimney caps, sealing cracks and gaps around windows and doors, and patching holes in the roof or walls.

Traps: humane live traps can be used to capture squirrels and release them elsewhere. Be sure to check your local laws and regulations before trapping and relocating wild animals.

Repellents: there are several commercial repellents available that can be used to discourage squirrels from entering your property. These include ultrasonic devices, scent repellents, and taste repellents.

Habitat modification: reducing food and shelter sources for squirrels on your property can make it less attractive to them. This can include things like trimming trees and bushes, removing bird feeders, and cleaning up fallen fruit. Close or cover garbage cans, and make them inaccessible.

If you have a barbecue near the house, keep it clean and covered. Squirrels have been known to eat the drippings and sometimes build a nest if they can get inside.

Professional removal: If the problem persists, you may want to consider hiring a professional wildlife removal service, like Tri-County WIldlife Control to handle the problem. We can safely and humanely remove squirrels from your property and also help to repair any damage they may have caused. Give us a call today at 914-804-8444.

It's important to remember that it's illegal to harm or kill squirrels in many places, so it's always best to check your local laws and regulations before taking any action.


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FAQ around Squirrels


How do professionals get rid of squirrels?
Pest management experts are trained to get rid of squirrels and other wildlife by using live traps and other methods to prevent these small animals from coming back. Note that many pest control companies will require an inspection to determine the level of infestation before providing a quote. Tri-County Wildlife offers free inspections.

Can squirrels eat through sheetrock?
Squirrels are gnawing animals that will chew through any material to build their home. Drywall, roof shingles, fascia boards—there's no material that's safe from a squirrel.

What scares squirrels away?
Rodent-chasing dogs and motion-activated noisemakers, such as garden spinners, pinwheels, and aluminum pie tins, all make good squirrel deterrents. In addition, if you're watering your lawn anyway, consider using a motion-detecting sprinkler to increase the scare factor.

Are squirrels hard to get rid of?
They have a strong sense of touch and vibrissae, allowing them to sense incoming dangers long before they arrive. Once squirrels show up, they're very difficult to get rid of. The Eastern gray squirrel can run up to 20 miles per hour. All squirrels are quick on their feet, making them difficult to trap and remove.

Can I poison grey squirrels?
There are no amateur use products for poisoning squirrels available to the public. Pest professionals do have access to legally authorised grey squirrel poisons (Warfarin only) that are only for use inside buildings.

Do mothballs keep squirrels away?
Mothballs. The smell of mothballs, which bring back memories of visits to grandmother's house for so many people, is repulsive for squirrels. If you have a squirrel issue within and around your home, you can place mothballs around your flowers or even in areas around the yard, including the attic.

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