Not Recommended: Repair Before Removal

By | April 20, 2017

Remove Squirrels Prior to Repair

There are a number of sources on dealing with nuisance squirrels which advise those with a squirrel problem to block off the squirrels’ entrance point in order to solve the problem.

For example, our own ODNR Division of Wildlife (whom we greatly respect) gives this sort of advice on their Nuisance Wildlife Page.

If you go to this page and open the “Squirrels” tab you’ll see that getting them out and then sealing off the entry is the suggestion.

Here is our warning:

Kicking the squirrels out and attempting to keep them out is usually not effective!

What we’ve found many times is that squirrels who get shut out of a home just find another way in and cause more damage in the process.

In fact, thinking we can keep them out when they really, really want in doesn’t give them near enough credit.

We believe that REMOVAL prior to the sealing up process is very important.  This takes the conditioned squirrels (often a generational problem) out of the mix.  This gives the repair/exclusion of the entry point a much higher likelihood of preventing a reoccupation by squirrels.

Squirrels Ruined Hard Work

hartville ohio squirrel removalHere is a video which exemplifies the problem.

As Ryan explains, the squirrels had chewed their way in and a number of them were living there.

They were kicked out and the cedar fascia and soffit were repaired.  No sooner was the repair done and…the picture to the right says it all.

Take a look at the video for an even better look at the situation and Ryan’s description.

Remove Squirrels Then Repair

Our tag line here at Frontline Animal Removal is:  Removal. Exclusion. Solution.  

We believe that removing an animal without a repair is not a true solution.

And, in turn, we believe that making a repair/exclusion without a removal is usually not a solution either.

True nuisance wildlife solutions have two parts; removal and exclusion.


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