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Squirrel Removal

Squirrels seem like cute, little creatures when you observe them in the wild. However, they can quickly become a nuisance if they are in your home or property. They belong to the family of rodents and they are capable of causing the same amount of damage rats or mice can cause to your home.

There are several species of squirrels, but tree squirrels are the most prevalent nuisance because they reside in attics, garages, and even walls. They will gnaw on wood, electrical wiring, and other objects to get nesting material or just to keep the growth of their incisors in check.

Homeowners are made aware of the problem when they begin hearing noises and scurrying in the areas they inhabit.

Here are some of the most common problems caused by squirrels:

Getting rid of squirrels, particularly in the Oklahoma City area can be challenging because of their high population. This is because the number of squirrels far exceeds the number of natural predators. That’s why getting a professional wildlife company like Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City to develop an effective removal strategy may be your best bet.

Squirrel Removal Process

If you’re facing a squirrel infestation problem, here are the general steps that can help you get rid of the problem.

Thorough Inspection

The squirrel removal process begins with a deep investigation into the problem. First, you have to know exactly where they are residing; either in the attic, chimney, or wall. This will help you know where to focus your attention. Thereafter, you have to figure out how they’re getting in. For instance, if they’re in your attic, then there’s, at least, one entry hole through which they’re gaining access.

Getting Rid of the Squirrel

Once you know where they are, the next step is to get rid of them. Here are some of the ways to do that.

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    Trapping is the only effective way to remove unwanted squirrels. Live traps are best used to capture squirrels because they are humane. If they are residing in your attic, close all entry holes except one. Thereafter, install an exclusion device in the last hole and place a trap there. Once you capture the squirrel, check the inside of your attic to ensure that there are no babies there. If there are, they should be picked up and relocated together with their mother. The relocation of squirrels is subject to state laws. That’s why involving a professional company like Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City is usually the best course of action.

    How about Poisons and Repellents?

    There are no poison baits in the market that can kill squirrels. Even if there are, poison possesses a lot of other concerns like harming unintended wildlife or kids, and even the negative effects of secondary poisoning.

    Although there are several squirrel repellents, they have to be reapplied constantly and they are not even effective. Moreover, if there’s still easy access to food and shelter, repellents will not stop squirrels in the long run.

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    After the squirrel has been removed, then you have to deal with their remnants like droppings, hairs, food crumbs, and more. Ensure that you wear gloves when picking up these materials. It’s important to do so because these remnants can attract cockroaches, flies, and serve as a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. With our decontamination services, Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City can help you restore those infected areas to pristine conditions.


    Squirrels are notorious for the damage they cause. Therefore, all damages have to be repaired once they’re excluded. At Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City, we repair damages such as ductwork, electrical wires, insulation, pipes, wood, and more.

    Ensuring They Don’t Return

    After getting rid of those nuisance squirrels, then you have to ensure that they don’t return to your home or property. Here are some tips to help you with that:

    • Trim tree branches that may overhang your roofline.
    • Seal all potential entry points.
    • Remove firewood stacked against the building.
    • Make your birdfeeder inaccessible to squirrels.
    • Do not leave your pet food or water bowl outside.
    • Don’t feed them.
    • Eliminate all potential hiding spots.

    If you are dealing with a squirrel infestation in the Oklahoma City area, call Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City today!

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    How to get squirrels out of the attic?

    Small animals such as squirrels may seem very cute and harmless, however, once they have settled in a place they can cause damage and be difficult to remove. Before proceeding to do anything to remove them, you should confirm that they live there, signs such as sounds, scratches on the walls, and the presence of feces can be a sign of wildlife entering your attic. 

    There are a variety of techniques to scare squirrels away on their own, however, if these techniques do not work, other means should be used to remove them. 

    Among the most common home techniques are the following

    • Ammonia odor: when strong odors such as ammonia or a long-lasting detergent are used, squirrels will feel uncomfortable and will want to flee.  These homemade repellents can be applied on clothes that should be placed in strategic areas and routes that the squirrel may take to enter the attic. 
    • Chemical repellents: many of these repellents are predator urine scents, i.e., wolf, fox, bobcat, or other urine scents. Squirrels instinctively will not want to inhabit an area where a predator is likely to live and threaten their well-being.
    • Close the holes: perhaps there are small holes in the attic where a squirrel can enter, these holes should be carefully inspected and sealed with appropriate materials, which will prevent them from entering the house.
    • Cut the branches of nearby trees: squirrels by nature live in trees, the fact that they have entered the attic is perhaps because they consider that it is safer; they can store their food and shelter from any danger in there, but this does not mean that they will stop living in trees, in fact, many of them still live in them, but they prefer to nest and store food in the house, where there is less risk of losing it. 

    For this reason, observing tree branches that connect to the attic is important in determining the entrances. Once the branches that act as a bridge between the two points have been identified, they should be cut. This may stop squirrels from entering. 

    • Light: illuminating the attic will help decrease the squirrels’ expectation of the perfect place to settle, the electric light will make them question if the environment is inhabited, and they will leave once their well-being is disturbed by the continuous illumination. 
    • Sounds: many people place a radio in the attic, preferably tuned to a talk show, this will allow the squirrels to hear human voices and instinctively seek to move away. 
    • Traps: If none of the above methods worked, it is time to remove the squirrels yourself. Using squirrel traps should not be a job to be taken lightly, first of all you should consult the regulations for the use of traps and the places where you will have to remove the wildlife once trapped. 
    • Use a bait: to proceed to place traps and that these play the role assigned to them in a correct way, an attractant for squirrels, in this case, food, must be placed inside the trap. Nuts, corn, some fruit, or food that is usually part of the squirrels’ diet can be used.

    Likewise, it is important to know that squirrels tend to be quick and elusive, so perhaps removing them is not such an easy task that you could use help from an experienced team. There are many companies that are dedicated to removing wildlife and controlling them when they are already considered a pest. 

    At Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City you can count on a helping hand to solve all of your squirrel problems in your attic. Also, if you have other types of animals residing on your property. 

    The company will perform the appropriate inspections and provide you with the necessary information to avoid future squirrel mishaps.