Squirrel Control & Removal
Squirrels may seem cute, but their destructive chewing can cause significant damage to your home. It is important to catch them early, as they routinely damage electrical wiring. We specialize in squirrel control and removal for Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. You don’t resort to extreme measures. We offer humane, live trapping and removal services get rid of your squirrels.
Signs You Have Squirrels
Gray squirrels are very common and found almost everywhere there are trees in the Delaware valley. Most active in the mornings and evenings, these agile animals are fun to watch but almost impossible to keep out of urban bird feeders. Not all gray squirrels are gray. Despite their name, these squirrels can actually be gray, brown, black or white. Gray squirrels are excellent climbers and build nests in barbecue grills, cars, garages and trees. Gray squirrels can also become a nuisance when they chew through fascia boards or the roof of your home, gaining access into your soffit and attic. Squirrels are very social animals, if you think you have ONE squirrel in your attic, think again. You may have four, five or more because squirrels stay as family unit.
Southern Flying Squirrel
Flying squirrels have large, loose skin flaps between the front and rear legs making their bodies resemble a kite-like shape when in flight. Despite their name, flying squirrels are not capable of flight. These animals glide between trees and rooftops looking for places to live and sources of food. Flying squirrels have large eyes with a black lining around them making them appear to pop out. Flying squirrels mate between February and March but are active all year around.
Humane Squirrel Removal
Our technicians are state-licensed and specially trained in humane squirrel trapping, removal and exclusion services. We use special tools and techniques for quick and effective squirrel trapping. The first humane trap we use is a spring-loaded multi-catch trap which covers the entrance the squirrels are using to access the structure. This trap allows multiple squirrels to push on the door, enter the trap with the door closing behind them. We will also use a passive trap (also known as a Have-a-Heart trap) near the opening on the roof. The passive trap will have bait inside to entice the squirrel. Once inside, the door will close behind them. By using these trapping methods, we will be able to capture squirrels inside the structure, as well as squirrels entering the structure. After the traps are set up, we will begin exclusion work which includes inspecting the structure for weak openings and sealing them by closing gaps or installing the appropriate screens.
Squirrel Exclusion & Squirrel Proofing
Squirrel exclusion is a safe, effective and permanent solution which humanely prevents squirrels from entering a home or building. Squirrels use existing openings around the home to make their nests and they will continue to enter a structure if they smell another squirrel’s presence through weak openings. Only a combined service of trapping and exclusion will eliminate future infestations. We guarantee our services if we use trapping and exclusion together.
Wildlife Waste Is Toxic
If you have had animals in your attic, you could be harboring a significant health hazard. According to the Center for Disease Control, humans can contract diseases from wildlife when exposed to urine, droppings, saliva or nesting material. An animal presence in the attic means urine, feces and animal carcasses right above you and your family’s heads.
We can help! We will remove your contaminated attic insulation, disinfect, repair access holes and install a fresh, clean blanket of TAP pest control insulation. The Boric acid content of TAP insulation acts as a permanent pest control solution, disinfectant and odor eliminator where it is placed. Typical energy savings with TAP insulation range from 20%-38%.
NWCOA Certified Pros
We’re Certified Wildlife Professionals by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Our technicians are up to date with the latest training and certifications to provide you with the best and safest wildlife management service possible.
Proud Members of the PTA
We’re proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Trapper’s Association which promotes the humane trapping of wildlife. The Pennsylvania Trappers Association grew from just a handful of trappers in 1936 to become the largest state trapper’s organization in the United States.
Why Do People Trust Patriot To Remove Squirrels?
Patriot Pest Solutions offers over 20 years experience in squirrel removal and exclusion. We’re family owned and locally operated. Patriot Pest Solutions is a fully insured and licensed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, National Wildlife Control Operators Association and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians are fully insured and ready to eliminate your squirrel problem. Our treatment methodology was devised by our own in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. We know how to get rid of squirrels and keep them from coming back.