Squirrel Removal Cost
When determining the squirrel removal cost there are a lot of variables that need to be considered. The first decision will be to use a squirrel trapping method or to use a squirrel exclusion method. Both are very effective but using both in conjunction with each other is the best for the long term removal of squirrels from a home. Squirrels get into the attic for two reasons and two reasons only. They don’t get in to terrorize you and keep you on edge. They are either looking for a refuge to take cover during the colder months or they are looking to set up a nursery. If you have a nursery in your attic and you seal mom out, she will do what ever it takes to get back into the attic. Even if this includes shredding wood or gnawing on your gutters.
It is industry standard that squirrel removal companies charge a fee to come out and inspect. The inspection fee is normally around 100 dollars but is usually credited towards the final squirrel removal cost total which would include squirrel trapping, squirrel removal, squirrel attic cleanup and squirrel exclusion. The average trapping fee can run between 125 dollars up to two hundred dollars if you go with a corporate company like Critter Control or TruTech.
The next fee would be either will incurred after the squirrel trap setup. This includes either a trap check fee, squirrel removal fee or a trip fee. However the squirrel removal company sets up the fee structure is going to determine how much the squirrel removal cost will be. If they a company is charging you 55 dollars to check a trap every day the squirrel removal cost can add up pretty quick. The average fee for this service normanlly runs from $45 to $75. Some squirrel control companies will charge per animal which is not uncommon.
The final amount which is going to have the most variables is the squirrel exclusion cost. This can either be the least expensive fee if it is just one little spot that needs to be sealed with some galvanized steel or the most expensive if you need a full construction gap exclusion with galvanized steel flashing. You need to make sure the squirrel exclusion price has been talked about before any work has begun. Worst case scenario is you pay a company to come out and they stick you with a bill or estimate for thousands of dollars. Buyer Beware!