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Your heart sinks as you realize: a squirrel has made its way into your house. You’re minding your own business at home, perhaps enjoying a quiet afternoon, when suddenly you hear the unmistakable sound of tiny feet scurrying across your ceiling. Panic may set in, but fear not!

Here’s what you need to do next:

1. Stay Calm: While it’s understandable to feel alarmed, maintaining a sense of calm is essential. Panicking may only exacerbate the situation and make it more difficult to address.

2. Locate the Entry Point: Your priority should be to identify how the squirrel gained access to your home. Inspect the exterior of your house for any gaps, holes, or openings that the squirrel may have used to enter.

3. Secure Pets and Children: If you have pets or young children, ensure their safety by keeping them away from the area where the squirrel is located. Squirrels can be unpredictable and may become aggressive if they feel threatened.

4. Call a Professional: Handling a squirrel infestation on your own can be challenging and potentially hazardous. It’s best to enlist the help of a professional wildlife removal service. They have the expertise, tools, and experience to safely and effectively remove the squirrel from your home.

5. Minimize Disturbance: While waiting for the professionals to arrive, try to minimize noise and disturbances in the area where the squirrel is located. Avoid startling or cornering the squirrel, as this may provoke it to lash out or cause further damage.

6. Assess Damage: Once the squirrel has been removed, assess any damage it may have caused to your home. Squirrels can wreak havoc on insulation, wiring, and structural materials, so it’s essential to address any repairs promptly.

7. Prevent Future Infestations: Take proactive measures to prevent future squirrel infestations by sealing off potential entry points around your home. Trim tree branches away from your house, repair damaged vents or screens, and secure garbage bins to deter squirrels from accessing your property.

Why would a squirrel come into someone’s house? 

A squirrel would come into someone’s house primarily for warmth.

They have fur and those nice coats but rodents tend to lose heat pretty rapidly.  If you don’t have a place to feel safe during the winter or to store food, come spring you may not survive. And so, they’re coming in there for warmth, for security, and for a place to store food.

Remember, if a squirrel gets into your house, swift action is key. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help to safely remove the intruder and mitigate any damage to your home. With the right approach, you can quickly resolve the situation and restore peace to your household.

Squirrels: How to Remove Them

Feeling frantic because a furry acrobat has taken up unexpected residence in your home? Don’t despair! EcoCare Pest Control is here to help. While this blog post offers valuable tips for coaxing the critter out safely, for a more visual demonstration, check out our informative video “Squirrels: How to Remove Them.” This video provides step-by-step instructions on humane eviction methods, from creating a one-way escape route to utilizing exclusion techniques to prevent future intrusions.

With a combination of our expert advice and the clear visuals in the video, you’ll be well-equipped to address your squirrel situation with confidence. Contact EcoCare now!