Squirrels in Walls
Squirrels have become a huge problem all over the Gatlinburg and they are more dangerous than most people think. They might be cute, but you definitely do not want them in your home. Many callers report hearing scratching in the wall. Smaller animals like squirrels can still make a lot of noise.
They can get into your walls from the attic or the crawlspace. Usually, if they get in the walls it is difficult for them to get out. Sometimes they need help to get out and, if they are stuck for too long they can die. If that happens there will be an odor and you will definitely want to have the dead animal removed from the wall. We offer control and prevention services throughout the area, providing humane trapping solutions with no poisons for squirrels and other wildlife.
Damage From Squirrels
Squirrels have teeth that do not stop growing so they need to chew everything they can to keep them filed. Behind your walls, there are electrical wires and they will chew on them causing a fire hazard. It is estimated that squirrels are responsible for about 30,000 house fires each year. Power outages can even be blamed on them sometimes. There can also be insulation in your walls. If you don’t have them removed early on the repairs can be costly. New drywall may be necessary as we may need to cut into the wall to get them out.
Our experts can remove them and then they can complete all repairs. Clean-up of waste may also need to be done along with deodorization. Especially if an animal has died. Insulation can be contaminated with urine and may need to be removed and replaced as well. These animals are carriers of fleas, mites, ticks that you do not want in your home. They can be aggressive if threatened and can scratch or bite passing zoonotic disease or other viruses to humans. Please do not attempt to remove them on your own. Leave the safety of your home to the professionals. Call Animal Pros at the first sound.
Safe Squirrel Removal
Ridding your home of these pests is a process. It involves trapping them and removing them from the home, clean-up and repairs. We will remove the pest squirrels with the least amount of damage. We will also repair any damage made in the removal of the squirrels from your walls. You need a company with trained experts to handle the job. There are dangers and considerations that we are prepared for. Calling us to schedule an inspection should be the first thing you do when you hear noises in your wall.