Chipmunk and Squirrel Removal

Chipmunks and squirrels are small, common rodents in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. But despite their size, these animals can wreak havoc on your home and your health. Their urine and feces pose a serious health risk, and they can create fire and electrical damage when chewing on a home’s wiring. That’s why the experts at McCoy Wildlife Control take these small animals seriously to keep northern Indiana and southern Michigan homes free of squirrels and chipmunks. 

Signs of Chipmunks and Squirrels in Your Home

Chipmunks and squirrels are very different. And that means they access and live in homes very differently. 

Chipmunks prefer to live underground or in structures closer to it. They typically access homes through holes or openings at ground level and are more likely to burrow in dirt crawlspaces. If you suspect you have a chipmunk in your home, check for holes in the bottom of your foundation, exterior walls and siding or burrows in your crawlspace.

Unlike chipmunks, squirrels don’t stick close to the ground and are much more common home invaders. Signs you have squirrels in your home include

 

  • Exterior damage to your home. Holes in your exterior walls, siding or roof can be squirrel entry points. You might also notice your shingles are chewed or ripped up. In the winter, you might also see lots of squirrel footprints on your snowy roof. 
  • Strange smells and noises in your home. Squirrels are common in the walls and attics of homes, and they can be heard running, jumping and scratching. They also leave their droppings, which become very smelly over time. And if a squirrel becomes trapped, it may die in the walls or attic of your home, leading to a rotten odor. 
  • Interior damage to your home. As urine and feces build up over time, you may notice what looks like water damage on your ceilings or walls. Squirrels also tear up insulation in attics and walls and even chew through electrical wires. If you’re experiencing electrical problems and any other signs listed here, you might have a squirrel in your home.

 

How to Remove Chipmunks and Squirrels

Chipmunks are relatively easy to remove from the home. They don’t typically like houses, because they’re burrowing animals, so opening a door or window to let them escape usually works. But if you’re struggling to remove a chipmunk from your home, or you’re having a recurring chipmunk issue, call the experts at McCoy Wildlife Control. 

Squirrels are a tougher nut to crack. These animals love to make your house their home, so you need expert help to remove and keep them out. Squirrels can become aggressive when cornered, and they often carry diseases like rabies and tick fever. If you suspect you have a squirrel in your home, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. Call the McCoy Wildlife Control experts for professional, safe animal removal and exclusion services to keep the critters out.

Call McCoy Wildlife Control Today

McCoy Wildlife Control professionally handles your pest problems. We also use exclusion practices, which are strategies that keep those pests from coming back. We’re proud to serve northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Give us a call today at (219) 362-7444 for northwest Indiana and Michigan and (574) 465-744 for north central Indiana.