Silver Spring: Removal of a Squirrel Nesting in the Attic

racoon mobile bat mobile squirrel mobile snake mobile
click to call
mobile delaware mobile maryland mobile dc mobile pennsylvania mobile virginia

April 8, 2015
Categories: Squirrels

On April 4, 2015 our Silver Spring squirrel removal professionals were contacted by the owners of this home on Silver Spring Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. The homeowners were complaining of scratching noises coming from the attic around 6 am every morning and 6 pm every evening for the past few days. Upon inspection, our squirrel removal technicians discovered a female gray squirrel that had taken up residence in the attic. They also discovered five newborn babies in a nest that the squirrel built in the front-left corner of the attic directly above the homeowners’ bedroom.

The inspection of the roof revealed one entry point the gray squirrel made by chewing a hole through a shingle and plywood rooftop above the fascia board. This entry hole allows rain water to enter the soffit area, causing moisture damage such as wood rot and mold.

a hole in the roof made by a squirrel

Other damages found during the inspection included electrical wires that were chewed on, as well as rolled-in insulation that was ripped apart. It is common for squirrels to chew on ROMEX electrical wiring in attics, which creates a fire hazard for the occupants of the home. The mother squirrel ripped apart the rolled-in insulation in one corner of the attic to build her nest. Luckily for the homeowners, the damaged insulation was only a 4’x4′ area and not the entire attic.

Our Montgomery County squirrel removal company not only traps and removes squirrels, but also repairs damage caused by squirrels. The damage done to this home is common when squirrels are living in the attic. The process begins with trapping of the mother squirrel and removal of the baby squirrels (all baby squirrels are transported to wildlife rehabilitators). After the eviction, the hole that the squirrel chewed through the roof is repaired to prevent other wildlife and rain water from entering the attic. The electrical wiring and attic insulation repairs are the final steps in restoring this roof and attic back to its original appearance.

Contact us online or give us a call if you suspect a squirrel might be nesting in your attic.

get help now
checklist
get help mobile

HOW WE SERVE YOU:

We Respond and
Arrive Fast

We realize that you want your animal intruder gone ASAP. Contact us with emergency wildlife issues.

We Identify and
Remove Pests

Our technicians can identify all local pest wildlife species and choose the best removal method based on the animal's lifestyle.

We Help to
Prevent Issues

We will repair the damage, seal entry points and offer you advice on keeping the wildlife away from your home for good.

Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.

We service Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware in addition to the counties listed above.