The Eastern Gray Squirrel and Red Squirrel has become a major nuisance to home and business owners in the Northeast. These animals chew their way into homes, damaging fascia, soffits and gutters. Once inside the home, they can extensively damage personal items and attic insulation as they build their permanent nesting space. They feed on nuts, berries, bird eggs and nestlings, insects, bird seed and suet, flower bulbs, garden vegetables and human trash. Two breeding seasons take place in Spring and late Summer. Litters average 4, but can number as many as 8.
EHS has been performing non-lethal eviction of these Squirrels from homes and businesses, using one way devices for over 22 years! You will benefit from our experience in dealing with this tenacious and potentially destructive pest. The first step is to prepare the entire home and roofline for possible re-entry attempts after eviction. For this reason, we inspect the entire structure before eviction to identify not only the active entry points, but the possible re-entry points.
These include areas where rotted wood or defective roofline components would allow easy access. After securing the structure, we install one-way devices over active entry points to allow the animals to escape. Once through the device, the animal is not allowed back into the structure and is forced to find another home. The one-way devices are removed after a week, and the entry points are sealed with stainless steel screening. All our squirrel services carry a 12 month warranty against re-entry and in many situations we can offer continual protection with an annual inspection and service.