Columbia homeowners and residents are no strangers to the Eastern Gray Squirrel roaming around. Squirrels are commonly found creatures throughout the state of Maryland, especially in Columbia, and have learned to coexist with humans without much problem. However, there are occasions when squirrels find their way into a Columbia home, leaving Columbia residents in need of squirrel removal services. Columbia residents tend to have questions regarding squirrel removal, but are never sure who to ask or what to do. Here are some commonly asked questions surrounding squirrel removal:

  • Why has a squirrel entered my home? Squirrels are first attracted to your home if they are provided with a food source. Food provided for domestic pets, bird feeders, and even home gardens can provide a suitable food source for the squirrel. As they continue to explore the area, they may come across an opening in your roof, siding, or basement that allows them access into your Columbia home. The warmth of your home provides the squirrel with a safe place to take shelter during the harsher winter months.
  • Why is the squirrel a problem? While squirrels may appear small and cute, they can cause serious damage to your Columbia home and property. Squirrels continuously chew on materials to prevent their front teeth from growing too long. This means that soffits in your attic along with any wooden beams, electric lines, or personal property, could be chewed through by a squirrel.
  • How can I remove the squirrel on my own? Squirrels are small and can fit themselves in hard to reach places, including behind your walls. Squirrels will also attack out of defense if they feel threatened. This means that any squirrel removal should be conducted by a trained professional through a humane wildlife removal company, such as Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control.
  • What are signs of squirrel activity? Columbia residents normally report hearing a scratching noise coming from the infested area. They also notice flickering lights from where the squirrels have chewed through electrical cables and wiring.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the Columbia area. If wildlife finds a way into your Columbia home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for squirrel removal and control services for the Columbia area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.