Squirrel Raise Young In Homes
They generally breed twice a year, once in the summer between May and June and again in the winter between December and February. In South Carolina, due to mellow winters, the grey squirrels tend to extend the breeding season. The grey squirrel does not hibernate like some northern species. If you have them in your attic, you will typically only have one family inside. A dominant male and female will keep others away while they are nesting.
Trapping is one method of removal; another is the use of deterrents to persuade the animals to move out on their own. If they leave they will take any offspring with them. They are among the most devoted parents and will defend their babies to the death. If we trap the adults, we will need to remove the babies by hand to either reunite the family or take the babies to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for care and eventual release.
Squirrel Damage Repair
After the squirrels have been removed from your attic you may find that you are left with a need for damage repair to your St. Andrews home. They will tear up the insulation as they look to build nests for their young. They will chew through electrical wiring which has the potential for greater damage to your home. This can lead to a potential fire.
Often we will find dead bodies in the attic. This can lead to insects and other animals in your home. These are animals that carry diseases; so let us make sure that your attic is clean and safe.
Our professionals understand their habits. We will trap and remove them from your home. Our team is also trained to fix any damage that they have caused.