Squirrel Activity in Denver, CO
Squirrels are a very prevalent sight in backyards and neighborhood parks. The most commonly recognized squirrels in the Denver Metro area are tree squirrels. They are typically gray or brown with orange or white colored underbellies and have large bushy tails. The tree squirrel population can grow rapidly as females are able to have multiple litters each year. Squirrel control may be necessary in areas where the population is thriving and squirrels become a nuisance. They may damage trees and plants in your yard, thieve from bird feeders, and search your home for entry points.
As their name suggests, Tree Squirrels live and play in trees. They may cause damage to trees by girdling the fresh growth and chewing on the bark in search of nutrients (or to trim their ever-growing incisors). In some cases, it may be helpful to offer an alternate source of food or minerals to discourage the negative feeding patterns. When these measures do not provide adequate relief, it may be time for professional assistance with exclusion and/or removal of the nuisance squirrels.
Squirrels in the Attic Space
Tree Squirrels may use your rooftop as an extended playground – especially when tree branches extend over the roof line – and have been known to nest in attics and wall cavities. They may take advantage of rotting wood or chew through vents to create a point of entry. Once inside squirrels often disturb attic insulation to create a nesting area. This can cause efficiency gaps due to the insulation be compacted and/or bare in some areas. In addition to damaging your insulation, squirrels may chew on wiring and other structures inside the attic space.
Who Can Help with Squirrel Removal?
Whitmore Pest & Wildlife Control technicians have the knowledge and expertise to locate squirrel entry points and are prepared to offer service that meets your individual need. We offer squirrel trapping and removal, clean up, and damage repair services. Visit our Animal Damage Repair page for more information regarding our attic restoration and squirrel exclusion services.
What our customers are saying:
“Professionalism, thoroughness, and great followup service.
Whitmore Pest Control was hired to eradicate the squirrels in one of my rental homes. They did an outstanding job. They were very professional and very thorough. They always answer their phone and they were always available, even though sometimes it wasn’t convenient. They also have great followup service. They make sure to call afterwards to make sure the customer got what they wanted, and that’s important.”
-Robert M. of Denver, CO
Great service! The squirrel removal was taken care of quickly and efficiently. Thanks Marvin.”
-Colin B. of Denver, CO
“Prompt and reliable
We had squirrels in our attic, they responded to my call quickly and provided a free estimate to fix the problem They discovered quite a few points of entry from the roof, by day’s end all were repaired, they left a one way exit in case any animals remained inside which was removed after a week. They showed up when they said they would, provided online scheduling confirmation and receipts, overall very easy to do business with. I would def use them again in a similar situation.”
-Debbie H. of Highlands Ranch, CO
Had a great experience with Whitmore after facing a family of squirrels in the attic. Very knowledgeable and learned alot from the technicians.”
-Phi N. of Littleton, CO
“Honest, hard working family company that gets the job done!
We were really pleased with Whitmore Pest Control. We had squirrels living in our attic. Marvin was extremely friendly, prompt and professional. He explained everything he was going to do and best/worst case scenarios. He also laid out all of the pricing in a clear manner prior to doing the work. He even had to come back multiple times and didn’t charge us extra. We were really impressed with Whitmore Pest Control and feel they are company that can be trusted to do the job right and at a fair price.”
-Katie J. of Highlands Ranch, CO