Squirrels are one of the most common nuisance animals in Arbutus. They are found everywhere so it is no surprise that they may find their way into your home. Usually you would hear scratching or other animal sounds in your home if they have found a way in. If you are hearing them, you should call us right away. This is a problem you will want to solve quickly because it can get bad very fast. Call Maryland Wildlife Solutions in Baltimore County at 410-994-8881 if you are hearing these noises.

After you schedule an appointment we will complete an inspection to see if there is a problem. We will assess any damages and provide a plan for the removal and exclusion of the squirrels.
During the inspection we will identify where they are entering your home and we will provide a plan for the removal and exclusion of the animals and how we will seal any possible openings. Safety is a priority for us so you can feel confident that any contact we have with animals will be safe and humane.

The real damage from squirrels happens once they are in your attic but they can cause problems to your property outside too. They are smart and they know where to look for food. Bird feeders, plants and flower beds are common places to find destruction. They will dig up planted bulbs to chew on and empty bird feeders in no time at all.

Once they move into your attic they bring fleas and odors from their urine and feces. Squirrels have constantly growing teeth so they are always chewing. They need to chew to make sure they wear down their teeth. All that chewing can create serious problems. We find water lines, wiring and wood siding are chewed frequently in most attics. This can mean costly repairs for homeowners.

Squirrels in the Attic

It is common to find squirrels in the attic in Arbutus. Your attic is like a palace to them so they will do whatever it takes to find a way in. They do not care what they destroy in the process. This is especially true during the breeding season. They will tear up vents, roofs, shingles and siding as they make their way in. They will use and destroy your drywall and insulation when building nests for their young. Your attic is an ideal location because it is quiet and usually free of people. They will stay there as long as they can. We are here to help. Call us to schedule an appointment for an inspection today.

There are a few signs to look for if you think you may have squirrels in your attic or home. If you see a lot of them gathering on your roof, they are likely getting into your attic. You may also be hearing noises in your walls or in your attic. If so, they may be in your home. We can place traps to catch them in all of the possible entry points after our inspection. After they are gone we will seal up the entry points to make sure they can not return.

Flying Squirrel Problems In Arbutus

Flying squirrels are nocturnal and you may hear scratching noises in the attic at night. They can do just as much damage as grey squirrels. They also like to chew on wiring and wood siding but they are smaller than the grey squirrels. This means they can get in through much smaller openings. We can locate the openings and seal them for you.

The most common times to hear noises is during breeding times. This is usually in between April and May and again in the fall from August to September. They are looking for a place to raise the young squirrels and will try to get inside and prepare for them. Pay close attention during these months and call us if you are hearing scratching.

Squirrel Damage Repair

You may be left with a mess after all of the squirrels have been taken out of your attic. You will need clean up and possibly repairs to wiring or insulation. Chewed wiring can be a fire hazard in your home and will need to be fixed. We can assess your damages and complete any necessary repairs to your home in Baltimore County.

Along with the damages, we sometimes find dead bodies in attics. They attract other creatures to your attic. You don’t want to leave them there to draw insects and other animals inside bringing diseases with them. From the inspection to the repairs, we are prepared to help you from start to finish. Call us today!