Athens Squirrel Removal & Exclusion
While they maybe cute and cuddly, squirrels do the most chewing damage in and around your home of any other nuisance wildlife. We provide Athens squirrel removal and exclusion services to remedy the problem.
A & A Wildlife and Home Solutions can humanely trap flying squirrels and gray squirrels, then relocate them far from your home. We repair their damage to your Athens home or business and perform exclusion work to prevent re-entry.
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Athens Squirrel Removal & Exclusion Service
Do you suspect you may have squirrels in your Athens home or business? Here are some signs to look for:
Signs of Gray Squirrels in Athens Attic
Signs of Flying Squirrels in Athens Attic
Athens Certified Squirrel Removal Experts
We know how to solve your Squirrel problem, but you don’t have to take our word for it. We are Certified NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operators.
This certification is awarded after completing two courses and examinations covering a wide variety of topics including wildlife biology, behavior, identification, inspection, exclusion techniques, restrictions, safety, humane animal treatment, proper remediation and decontamination, rabies, animal handling, and more.
This certification, along with our years experience performing squirrel trapping and exclusion work, demonstrates that we are fully competent in squirrel exclusion, removal and clean-up, along with the control of many other wildlife species.
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To learn more about our exclusion process, continue reading. If you’re ready to schedule an inspection or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please call our office at 678-744-9453 or click the schedule button to reach us online.
Athens Squirrel Removal and Exclusion Process
Sealing a squirrel’s entry points on an Athens home or building is not a standardized process. Each structure has its own set of problems, openings and potential trouble spots. It takes a skilled technician with a trained eye to find all of the hard to find holes. Our technicians have the skill and experience needed to do the job right, guaranteed.
Unlike many other companies, we use quality materials such as galvanized steel wire screen, thick galvanized sheet metal and other products that will last the life of your Athens home or commercial building. We treat your home as we would our own. Our exclusion technicians are talented carpenters. Not only do we seal the pesky squirrels out, we make it look good.
Athens Squirrel Removal Phase 1 – Sealing Entry Points
Due to poor building codes in Georgia, a construction gap is likely present between the roof decking and fascia board around the roof line of your Athens home. These gaps will usually measure half an inch to four inches or more. This gap is a common entryway for squirrels, rats, etc. to access your attic. This area needs to be sealed with galvanized sheet metal. This step is usually the longest of the exclusion process, requiring constant ladder maneuvering and attention to safety. The sheet metal is pre-bent and slid under the shingles while screwed into the fascia board to secure. If gutter covers are present, they are carefully taken off to access the construction gap. We then install sheet metal and properly reinstall the gutter covers.
Some Athens homes may have aluminum drip edge installed over their construction gap. Understand that aluminum is not a rodent-proof material and can be chewed through. Furthermore, it is not installed in a way that seals out rodents. Its purpose is to protect from moisture, not squirrels and rodents.
Many other entries may exist around your Athens home. Gable vents, utility penetrations, crawl space vents and other foundation / siding openings, to name a few. These areas usually need galvanized wire screen in the vents. Galvanized screen and professional-grade sealant are used to seal other holes.
Athens Squirrel Removal Phase 2 – Rodent Removal
After sealing your Athens home or business, it’s time to trap the squirrels and other wildlife. The day entry points are sealed, we install a trap on the outside of the main entry hole. When they come out, they’ll be trapped and won’t be able to get back inside. When this happens, we return and take them at least 10 miles away from your home to release. We return as often as necessary to remove the animals and reset the traps until they are completely eliminated. Sometimes it may be necessary to begin trapping prior to the exclusion work depending on the situation.
Athens Squirrel Removal Phase 3 – Wildlife Cleanup
When we’re confident all rodents are gone and can’t get back in, it’s a good idea to clean up their mess. If you decide to sell your home, most home inspectors will find and report rodent evidence to the potential buyers or agency.
In many cases, a light clean-up is sufficient. We remove as much feces as possible using a HEPA vacuum. Our hospital-grade disinfectant is completely safe and has a very light, fresh scent. A fogger disperses it into the infested area, killing all surface bacteria, germs and viral pathogens. Other evidence such as tunnels and trails in the insulation will also be smoothed out to benefit future inspections.
Our Disinfectant Sanitizer Virucide kills harmful germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses. It disinfects hepatitis, hantavirus, avian flu, HIV and more. It also prevents and eliminates mildew. However, it is impossible to disinfect beneath the surface of the insulation. The only way to completely eliminate ALL evidence of rodents is to perform an attic restoration.
Attic & Crawlspace RestorationA large infestation can ruin an attic, crawl space or other areas of the home. A restoration may be necessary. In this case, we can perform a partial or full removal and replacement of your insulation and vapor barrier for a complete clean. We may also scrub wood and other solid surfaces with disinfectant or seal with an encapsulating paint. For more details on insulation, Click Here.
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Meet Athens' Squirrel and Wildlife Control Team
Our team of skilled wildlife control operators all possess many years of experience. In addition to having the required Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources licensure, we have taken the Basic and Advanced Certification offered by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. We are also proud members of NWCOA.
Our friendly office staff is both knowledgeable and prompt. Communication and customer service are very important to us. Our office staff and technicians work together seamlessly, providing our customers only the best in customer support.
Ask the Owner
Do squirrels really chew electrical wires?
Absolutely. Squirrels are much like rats and rabbits in that they have to chew in order to trim and sharpen their constantly growing teeth. Squirrels chew on just about everything, including electrical wires. In fact, I have a house bunny that is notorious for chewing our phone charger cords in half lol.
Chewed electrical wires are a fire hazard. And worse, homeowners insurance can deny fire claims that are the result of animal infestations that are not promptly remedied.
– Matt Alexander