Northwest Indiana's Number One Squirrel Removal Service
Squirrels, one of the most common rodents in the U.S., inhabiting rural, suburban, and urban areas, are active throughout the day. Although they’re found in trees and wooded areas, they don’t hesitate to get comfortable in garages or attics, even nesting to nurse their young, when there’s a good opportunity to take shelter and store food.
It’s not uncommon for squirrels to dig up gardens, especially when there are fruits or vegetables present. They’ll also tear up bark on trees or plants and gnaw on electric wiring, cables, sprinkler heads, and other items on or near a home.
Squirrels tend to find their way within walls and above ceilings and they can often be heard from these places running and scratching during the day. In addition to these noises, chewed up wood, drywall, or electrical wires could also be signs of a squirrel infestation. If you notice any of these signs, make sure to contact Groen’s Wildlife immediately for our trapping and exclusion services before they cause further damage.
The best method of squirrel control is prevention which starts by locating any possible entry points around your house and closing them off by sealing cracks and patching holes with wood or metal plates. If a squirrel is digging in your garden, you can discourage the digging by putting hardware cloth, which is a heavy metal screening, just below the soil around the stem of the plant. Some other squirrel prevention methods include:
- Putting birdfeeders at least 20 feet away from the house
- Making sure all garbage cans are sealed and no pet food is left outside
- Keeping grills cleaned and covered
- Trimming tree branches away from the roof