Squirrel and Mice Removal — December 4, 2007
Every year we seem to get inundated with calls for squirrels in the month of November. This year was no different. We have been dealing with calls for both gray and flying squirrels on a daily basis. A gray squirrel problem is usually very obvious. People see them entering and exiting roofs and soffit areas during daylight hours and immediately know that they have a problem. Flying squirrels on the other hand are much more mysterious. They are totally nocturnal and are very rarely seen in backyards or even in the wild. Most of our customers hear noises in their ceilings and walls during the night and call us the next day.
Hopkinton Flying Squirrel Removal
Flying squirrels chewed through this chimney flashing to gain access to the attic of this home in Hopkinton Massachusetts. The homeowner realized the problem only after getting water damage in the ceiling of his living room. Once all flying squirrels were removed we replaced this flashing and restored this area to it's original condition.
Lexington Gray Squirrel Removal
Gray squirrels damaged these chimney flashings on a colonial-style home. The homeowner heard them chewing around the chimney and called us to come out to investigate.
Sudbury Squirrel Removal
We recently completed a squirrel removal service in Sudbury Massachusetts with significant squirrel damage. I haven't seen too many situations where the squirrels were so aggressive. They chewed through a vinyl gable vent that was only six months old. All the white dots on the blacktop in the picture below are pieces of vinyl that the squirrels chewed from the vent. Like a furry gray chainsaw!
Weston Mice Removal
An unsecured heating duct allowed several dozen mice to infest this home in Weston Massachusetts. An opening like this one is very common and is the reason that mice are one most common pests in our area.
From a technician's perspective mouse proofing is rather boring. You don't have bats flying all over the place or raccoons running through attics or anything else exciting. Mouse proofing also doesn't generate many cool pictures. The pictures below are us crawling into a crawl-space to set traps and an active entry-point that mice were using alongside a chimney.
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