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What is the Cost of Squirrel Removal Near Me?

What is the Cost of Squirrel Removal Near Me?

Whether it is for a big vacation, a new vehicle, or even early retirement, the homeowner's mind is trained to save money. However, sudden, expensive issues around the house can still pop up and the sense of urgency can blur judgement.

Squirrel removal services are one such thing that can cause homeowners a panic attack. After discovering squirrels in your attic or in the wall, you might be wondering how big of a hit your savings will take. Like all nuanced conversations about price, “It depends.” From the moment squirrels get into your attic, they become an ever-growing expense.

When we provided squirrel removal services, we have found that the duration and number of squirrels in your attic are the biggest drivers of the amount of damage they can cause, from chewed wiring to chewed ductwork, the ultimate price of squirrels in your attic varies significantly. In this blog though, we focus exclusively on squirrel removal via “exclusion” (sealing the home or building of all entry points) and trapping / removal, assuming you remove the squirrels prior to them causing other damage.

All pricing information is based on Critter Stop’s intimate knowledge of the competitive landscape within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex market. Prices may vary significantly if you are in other geographic areas.

Important factors influencing the squirrel removal cost near you include your location, the complexity of your case, where the animal has nested, and how many home features you have around your house that they could target if you only seal their current entry point.

While local governments may provide some of these services free of cost, in most regions, including the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, homeowners rely on private squirrel removal companies to get them removed successfully.

Squirrel being cute
Despite being cute, squirrels could become a serious problem if they nest in your attic.

Average Squirrel Removal Cost by Method

In our experience providing the service, the average cost for squirrel removal ranges from several hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on the approach and level of work needed. Getting rid of squirrels is not always easy. It can sometimes take weeks to get them removed from your property.

Many people turn to home remedies to evict these little creatures from their property, but it is worth remembering that the longer you wait, the harder it will become to get the job done. When discussing your options with a squirrel removal professional, don't be surprised if they suggest a combination of these popular squirrel removal methods:

Squirrel Trapping & Relocation

The average cost for squirrel trapping & relocation is ~$300-$500, depending on the number of squirrels being trapped and relocated. While squirrels are clever creatures that are difficult to catch, it can still be done. When squirrel trapping is successful, the animals should be relocated in accordance with local laws and regulations, but still far enough away such that it is unlikely they will simply return back to your home and continue causing problems.

While relocation often comes packaged with squirrel trapping, if you have successfully trapped squirrels yourself and just want relocation service, you will still have to pay for it.

Squirrel Exclusion& One-Way Doors

While you can remove squirrels from your attic via trapping and relocating, this does not fix the root of your squirrel problem – you have entry points around your home that squirrels, and likely other rodents, are using to get in and out of your attic. Worse yet, once rodents get into your attic, their pheromones, biological markers, and urine markers will continue to attract other animals for years to come, unless you adequately destroy all of these scent particles!

Furthermore, if you just seal the couple of spots squirrels are using to get into your attic now, it will only be a matter of time before they create entry points on identical home features around your house.

Squirrels are similar to humans in this manner. If someone were to lock you out of your house, you would not go find a new place to live after discovering the front door was locked. You would try to get in through the back or side door, try to get in through the garage, and maybe even break a window to get in if that’s what it took. Squirrels are similarly persistent. For this reason, if you want a permanent solution, homeowners must seal all current and potential entry points around the house to avoid turning a couple week squirrel removal process into a multi-month game of Whac-A-Mole around your house!

When going the exclusion route, it is advisable to install what is called a “one-way door,” which is basically just a cage with openings on both end and a door that allows the critters to get out of your attic but not get back in. One open side is placed against your home while the other points outside.

If you want to just put a band-aid on your current problem, knowing you will likely need squirrel removal services again in a few months or a year, exclusion work can be as cheap as a few hundred bucks. If you truly want to keep the squirrels out of your attic and home though and prevent squirrels chewing wires or ductwork in your attic, quality exclusion work can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on how large the home is and how many home features require exclusion.

One additional cost worth the investment is sanitizing the attic once the home is sealed and squirrels can no longer get in. Sanitation will not only kill the squirrels’ scent, which would only continue to attract other animals, it will kill the germs and microbacteria left behind in the animals’ feces and urine. Sanitation generally costs ~$300 - $800, depending on the size and maneuverability of your attic.

One Way Doors for squirrels
One-Way Doors is one of the most common traps to capture wildlife.

Average Squirrel Removal Cost by Location

Another factor driving squirrel removal cost is where the squirrels are causing a nuisance on your property. If you have squirrels nested outside your home, such as in your backyard or lawn, it will probably cost you less since you will probably only need trapping &relocation services.

However, if squirrels are in your attic or they have gained access to other parts of your home, it will cost you significantly more, as professionals will have to find and remove the animals, address current and potential entry points around your house that squirrels will continue to target, and provide sanitation services to address the germs and microbacteria squirrels leave behind, which can carry serious diseases.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Backyard

If squirrels have nested in your backyard, it will cost ~$200to $500 to get them removed, depending on the number of nests and number of squirrels to be trapped and relocated.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Shed

Similar to trapping in your backyard, the squirrel removal company will likely charge ~$200 to $500 for the squirrel trapping and then$100 - $400 to address any entry points around or under the shed that may lead to continual rehabitation.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Basement

Squirrels can sometimes get inside basements and create nests with any variety of clothing or furniture material down there. The dark and private nature of basements provides a safe environment for squirrels looking for protection from the elements and lurking predators.

While a squirrel removal company may be able to solve your problem with a simple $200-$500 trapping process, at least some exclusion work is probably necessary.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Roof

Removing squirrels from your roof and transferring them somewhere safe and far away will cost you $200 to $500. However, depending on how the squirrel removal company charges, the final bill could be much higher than this if you will be charged per animal that is trapped and relocated since squirrels are in abundance throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and neighboring squirrels typically move into territories that have been vacated by other squirrels, meaning if you have squirrels on your roof now, you will likely always have at least some squirrel activity on your roof in the future!

Squirrels like climbing, jumping and exploring, so the roof of your house can be a fun place for them to live and play. Unfortunately, squirrels are always looking for a safe place to nest and raise their babies. So, they will eventually find, or create, small holes to get inside your house through the roof. As a result, protecting your home with exclusion work can benefit you for years to come, especially if you choose a company that will stand behind its work like Critter Stop, which offers customers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth (“DFW”) a lifetime guarantee on its animal removal services.

Squirrel on the roof
Squirrel in the roof.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Attic

Squirrels in the attic is the most common situation we come across in DFW. This is true for most wild animals, not just squirrels, to gain access and enjoy life undisturbed – until you notice them and decide to do something about it, that is. The quiet, warm, dark environment of the attic attracts many wild animals to get inside so they have a safe place to have their babies.

As squirrel removal experts, we could be pretty sure that If squirrels are left in your attic for an extended period of time, it is only a matter of time before they chew through electrical wires or ductwork. Additionally, their feces and urine contaminates the insulation, making it unsanitary and requiring entirely removing and replacing it. While creating a healthy environment for you and your family is our top priority, your home will also benefit from greater energy efficiency, as animals in the attic compress and redistribute the insulation throughout the attic, making it much less efficient.

As you would probably expect, the cost can vary depending on the number of squirrels, the duration of their stay, and how difficult it is to access your attic. The largest driver of price though is the size and building style of your home. For most customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area though, the average squirrel removal cost will be ~$1,000 - $3,000 and should include exclusion, trapping, and.

Cost to remove Squirrel from the Walls

A squirrel infestation in your home’s walls is undoubtedly a serious situation. These tiny creatures can do a surprising amount of damage and create an unsanitary situation in your home. Just this week (at the time of writing, November 2021), we visited a home that only discovered they had squirrels in their walls after they decided to replace their baseboards. They pulled off their old baseboards to find stored acorns in their wall. After creating a larger opening, they found ~4-5” of wire that had been chewed down to the copper only a few feet from the nest.

Additionally, while attics are usually large and well ventilated, masking dead animal odor, at least to a degree, walls provide very little protection and can be much more difficult to pinpoint.

To get the squirrels removed from the wall, the cost and process will be the same as getting squirrels out of your attic – exclusion, trapping, and sanitation will probably cost ~$1,000 - $3,000 depending on the size and style of home.

Conclusion

Squirrels may look innocent, but when they find their way inside your house, they can cause all kinds of problems. Squirrels give birth to two to three litters of four or six babies each year, which means your squirrel problem can multiply fast!

Homeowners often brush off the expenses they could be avoiding by investing in quality squirrel removal services backed by a guarantee from a well-regarded company. While spending $1,000 - $3,000 on a full squirrel removal may seem high, it is a fraction of what some of our customers ultimately spend once their problem gets so bad that they must replace, insulation, ductwork, etc.

You may feel like you are saving a good amount of money by not calling in an expert team for squirrel removal, but squirrels are persistent, multiply fast, and can cause significant damage in only a short amount of time. Inevitably, the longer your squirrel problem goes without proper attention, the more damage they will cause.

Critter Stop can help you get your property squirrel-free. With reasonable prices for animal removal and lifetime guarantee for qualifying customers, we are on our way to becoming Dallas-Fort Worth’s go-to animal removal company. If you were interested enough to read this far, what are you waiting Call us at (214) 234-2616 and get a free quote!

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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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