Squirrels in the Attic

Squirrel Removal Pro Lexington

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Squirrel Removal Pro Lexington is a professional pest control company that provides nuisance squirrel removal services in Lexington, KY. We humanely solve conflicts between people and squirrels, most commonly in the attics or walls of homes. We are a full-service nuisance wildlife control company servicing the greater Lexington region. We provide both residential and commercial services, and are fully licensed and insured in Kentucky. In solving pest squirrel conflicts, we utilize a full array of services, from humane trapping and relocation, to squirrel prevention and damage repairs, to dead squirrell removal, attic cleanup, and more. We offer competitive pricing and the best service in Lexington. Every situation is different, so give us a call at 859-554-2609 now to discuss your wild animal problem, and get a price quote over the phone. We answer our phones 24-7-365, work on weekends, and can usually schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to solve your squirrel problem!

How do I clean squirrel feces out of my attic?
Squirrels urinate and defecate in their home environment so you would want to ensure your cleanup remove these two elements. You should wear protective gear when you are cleaning up such as gloves, coveralls and shoe gloves. Remove these items from your person before moving into other parts of your house to avoid spreading these excretions. These are some ways to get rid of squirrel excretion:

• Vacuum
You can use your household vacuum cleaner to pick up all the feces instead of using a broom and scoop. Vacuum cleaners would be more hygienic because feces can easily stick unto the broom bristles andscoop which, if not thoroughly sanitized, can stick and spread to other areas in which you would use these tools. However, vacuum cleaners would only get rid of the feces that are huge enough for it to capture, you would still need to sanitize the area and kill any bacteria and urine that remains. For this, you can use one of the solutions mentioned below:

• Enzyme-based Solution
This works well if you have a fogging machine to help you to distribute the solution. You can get this at your local pet store. The enzymes are meant to break down the proteins in the biological molecules, removing all the urine stains as well as getting rid of the odors. It does not contain any of the harmful chemicals such as those in other cleaning agents and are a safer, effective alternative. Use according to directions because its effectiveness can be damaged by extreme conditions such as hot water. Leave it for the recommended time because this solution takes longer to work then chemical-based cleaners.

• Chemical-based Solution
The most effective chemical based solution is bleach. Use one-part bleach to 9-parts water and spray this solution everywhere you suspect the squirrel would have left a train of feces or urine. In addition to your protective wear, you may want to use a face mask and/or goggles when spraying this solution because you do not want to breathe in this chemical and cause damage to internal organs. If you have children or pets, ensure that they are restricted from entering the attic for some time. Let the solution soak for some time before scrubbing and removing with clean water and a mop or if you have carpet, you would need to let it dry or use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.

• Replace
Rodents, especially squirrels are prone for using the insulation to create their dens. If they have, you may want to consider removing and replacing these areas rather than trying to clean the area with solution. Carpets should also be removed or its surface needs to be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Since carpets are unhealthy to have around, especially since it tends to harbor dust mites, I would recommend removing it totally. Hard wood flooring is extremely easier to clean and 100 times more hygienic. Thoroughly inspect your attic and whatever can be removed and replaced, should be, to ensure a healthier, cleaner environment.