Squirrel Control Services in Colorado

Squirrels are adorable until they move into your home, bringing with them damaging habits and possible disease. They need to be live trapped for removal. Your Colorado Pest Pros professional can help you with Squirrel control and removal services. Their services include providing repairs to your home to limit the squirrel’s ability to come back into your residence.

How to Control the Squirrels

In order to keep squirrels out of your trees, get a two-foot wide piece of sheet metal and attach it to your tree approximately six feet off the ground. To keep squirrels out of your flower bed, lay chicken wire down just under the dirt.

The Squirrel Control 3-Step Process

  1. Identification. Once the pest professional has identified the extent of the problem, they will know the best way to treat your infestation.
  2. Evaluation. The pest professional will find the dens, and evaluate home factors to determine the safest manner of removal. Since squirrels need to be live-trapped, the traps will be set. All products and techniques used by Colorado Pest Pros are non-toxic, pet-friendly and safe.
  3. Removal. Once all the factors are evaluated, appropriate removal techniques will be employed, and repairs made to your home to prevent their re-entry.

Squirrels: Did You Know?

  • In Colorado, there are usually at least a dozen dead squirrels found in the Denver Metro area who have been infested with the plague.
  • Squirrels will only bite a human if threatened. They will fluff up their tale and scream loudly to antagonize your family pets.
  • Squirrels mostly live alone, but will live together in cold weather to keep each other warm.
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  • Baby squirrels are blind until they are six to eight weeks old.
  • Squirrels are most active in the mornings and two to three hours before dark. After dark, they rarely leave their dens.

There are 280 different species of squirrel. There are three different types in Colorado, but only the fox squirrel is found in the Denver Metro area. They are tree squirrels.

Squirrels are born blind in litters numbering two to eight offspring. The females usually have two to three litters per year. The baby squirrels will remain with their mother for two to three months. Squirrels typically live an average of five to six years, but can live as long as 15 years in the wild.

Squirrel droppings are the size of jelly beans. If you do find and need to remove their droppings, make sure you wear gloves to avoid disease. The Fox squirrel is reddish in color with large eyes and a fluffy tail. They spend most of their time in trees. Fully grown, they are eight to twelve inches long.

Squirrels are very active during the daytime hours foraging for food, filling their cheeks, and transporting the food back to their dens. If they have access to this inside of your home, they are capable of tunneling through insulation and chewing threw electrical wiring.

If they don’t have access to the inside of your home, they can still do damage to your lawn furniture. They can also get into the engine of your vehicle and chew through cables and wiring.