Wild animals often make their way into buildings and living spaces. One of the most frequent and destructive invaders is the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), and to a lesser extent, the American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).
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Right: "Gilles Gonthier - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (by)" by Gilles Gonthier from Canada - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gilles_Gonthier_-_Tamiasciurus_hudsonicus_(by).jpg#/media/File:Gilles_Gonthier_-_Tamiasciurus_hudsonicus_(by).jpg
The most effective approach with squirrels, as well as most other types of home invaders, is to carefully investigate for any and all points of entry, as well as any potential points of entry. All of these locations must be effectively sealed using a variety of exclusion methods we specialize in at EHS. We are also careful to leave a means of exit for your unwelcome guest, most often what we call a One Way Door. It's a very simple device that allows a way out but no way back in. Once we're sure everyone has left the party, we remove the One Way Door and permanently seal that entry point.
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EHS has been performing non-lethal eviction of squirrels from homes and businesses since 1985. You can rely on our experience in dealing with this tenacious and potentially destructive pest. We inspect the entire structure before eviction to identify not only the active entry points, but the possible re-entry points.
Best of 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.