Added on December 12, 2022
Orlando Squirrel Removal
Florida is an interesting state! In no way does this hold more true than our interactions with animals. Generally speaking, squirrels give birth around March and September every year, but every now and again, we see them have a third litter in December. While it's still too early to tell if we'll see more squirrel "kittens" this year, we certainly are seeing an increase in their activity over the last few weeks right across Central Florida.
We've been following the case of a couple in Orlando who have long been fighting squirrel problems – we're actually the 4th company they've called in the last 3 years. It's an interesting case because the house itself is more than 120 years old, and due to a contract dispute, we're unable to do any exclusion repairs to the areas the squirrels are gaining access to the roof through.
Exclusion repairs are an essential component to any animal problem – when dealing with chewing animals such as squirrels, it requires repairs that are not only sturdy, but prevent chewing. In this particular case, the roofing company has claimed they will void the roof warranty if anyone does these repairs other than them. While we still have options to provide short term relief, experience has shown that without these repairs, there is going to be a reoccurrence.
On this job in particular, we are limited to just trapping the animals. From our first visit, as is a common occurrence, we saw multiple squirrels scurry away as we walk around the home. Because of this we set more traps than usual, which paid immediate results. Over the course of the week, we trapping 7 squirrels and a rat. By the end of the project, not only were our customers enjoying a squirrel free attic, but the activity on the outside had drastically diminished.
Of course, there is no guarantee they won't be back in this instance – correct exclusion repairs to seal up the entry points still need to be performed, but we were able to resolve this problem for now, before a litter of baby squirrels were born.
If you're having a problem with squirrels, don't wait for them to chew on something they shouldn't – give the critter control professionals at Dr. Critter a call or visit us on the web at www.drcritter.com