What is the cost to remove squirrels from my home?
When pests like squirrels make their way into your home, there are many things to be concerned about. From the mess they can make to potential damage they’ve caused, there are many reasons to get them out quickly.
If you find yourself hearing some of the telltale signs of rodents in your attic, one of the biggest questions you might have is one of cost. Is it expensive to remove pests like squirrels from your home? Though there often isn’t a straight and easy answer, there are a few signs that you can use to help you gauge whether it will be expensive or not.
Many variables to removing squirrels
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When looking into the cost of removing squirrels from your home it’s often not going to be a straight forward price. There are many factors for pest removal professionals to take into consideration before they can give you an idea of cost. Though you might not realize it, there are a number of things that can make the removal of squirrels more difficult than you initially thought.
Where & how they’ve entered your home
The location and number of entry points into your home can play a significant role in how difficult the squirrels will be to remove. For example, if they’ve gained entry into your attic through multiple cracks or holes along your roofline, they are going to be much harder to get out than if they’ve entered through a vent or open window.
Whether they are cooperative
If a squirrel has learned that your home is a very comfortable place to live, or if they’ve had the chance to have babies, they might be more reluctant to leave. However, they will still have to leave regularly to get food so setting up one-way doors- provided there are no babies inside- can help ensure they are treated humanely, while also getting kicked out of your home.
If they’ve had babies
If a squirrel has entered your attic or other part of your home in order to nest and have their babies, they can be more difficult to remove than if they’re just seeking shelter. During the first 3-4 weeks of a baby squirrels’ life they won’t leave their den at all. This means that you can’t remove them by just blocking their re-entry, since the babies would then be stuck inside and left to starve.
How much damage they’ve done
Squirrels in your attic can do quite a bit of damage in a short amount of time. The cost of removing them from your home can vary depending on how much damage they’ve caused and how much you’ll have to pay to fix it. Squirrels can scratch the wood beams, tear apart insulation, chew wiring and even destroy your siding or roof.
Timing is essential (don't delay)
When it comes to getting squirrels out of your home it’s important to act fast. The longer they’ve had to get comfortable in your attic or shed, the harder they’ll be to remove. Calling in a pest removal company or taking on some DIY methods as soon as you notice some of the telltale signs of a pest infestation can make all the difference. The longer you wait, the more expensive the job will likely become.
Removing squirrels can be inexpensive...or expensive with repairs
Once you’ve taken the steps to get the squirrels out of your home, the first thing you’ll want to do is seal up any possible entrance points. This will help ensure they’ll stay out once and for all! Though these repairs are often simple, they can also add to the cost of the job.
When it comes down to it, the cost of removing squirrels from your home can vary quite a bit. If you’ve caught them early before they’ve had a chance to do much damage or get too comfortable, the cost can be much lower than if they live under your radar for a longer period of time.