Squirrels are a constant in this business. They are just so busy and there are so many of them. Couple that with the fact that they like older mature trees that are usually found in older neighborhoods where the homes may be in need of some updating and you get a lot of “squirrels in my attic” calls. Recently, I have been getting a lot of “squirrels in my apartment” calls. Sometimes I get a phone call from the tenant and sometimes from the landlord.
A couple of things that make “squirrels in my apartment” a little bit more difficult than a typical “squirrels in my attic” call. Sometimes tenants call us and want to hire us. Because we seal up the hole so no more animals can get in we need owner permission before we do any work to a building. Even if you as a tenant are going to be the one paying us please have a conversation with the landlord before setting up service.
If you are calling as a landlord, please get your tenants on board. In a lot of cases we will need access to a unit or attic and it is always helpful if the tenant is aware we are coming. In some cases it might even be wise to give us the tenants number or give them ours and we can set up a time that works for them.
We like to offer a flat rate to solve a problem. I think that is the most fair for the homeowner. It is relatively easy to perform squirrel trapping out of a yard but if you aren’t getting the ones going into the attic your problem isn’t solved but your bill will be high if you are paying per animal. When I say we solve a problem that means we come out, do an inspection, remove offending squirrels, and seal the hole so neighboring squirrels cannot move in.
A couple things to consider when getting a price to remove squirrels from your home is the height at which we have to work to seal the hole and remove the squirrels. We have some tall ladders and also, access to a lift if needed but that does involve more cost. Also, the condition of the building and what it is going to take to seal all the entrance holes that the squirrels are using need to be taken into consideration.
Squirrels in my Apartment
Illiana Wildlife Services – Indianapolis
(317) 203 – 6083