If you have squirrels in your attic, the total cost will probably run between $250 - $500 to remove all the squirrels and seal the entry holes shut. This
cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many squirrels are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary,
if you need cleanup, etc. For tips to do it yourself for FREE, read my how to get rid of squirrels
If you just have squirrels outside, and you need them trapped in cages and taken away, the cost will be lower, since outside trapping is simpler.
I must reiterate that
this is a directory
of professional nuisance wildlife companies
who have met my quality guidelines, and
every company charges different rates
Click below map to find exact squirrel prices in your town
Here are three articles that will help give you more information:
How To Guide: Who should I hire?
- What questions to ask, what to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself!
- Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: Why does wildlife cost what it does?
- Analysis of the wildlife control business, and prices.
Costs do vary by company. But there are 3 main principles:
1) Squirrel control is highly specialized work, with unique licensing and liability risks.
2) You usually do get what you pay for, and cheap companies tend to do bad work.
3) There is no one-price-fits-all. It doesn't work that way, every squirrel job is different.
Any reputable nuisance wildlife company will have spent money on licensing, liability insurance, and a host of other business expenses.
You don't want to over-pay of course. And most of all, you want someone who will do this complex work correctly. If you do it wrong the
first time, you'll just end up paying more later. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that squirrels cause.
Invest in your home and property by taking care of the squirrel problem correctly.
Customer Email Regarding Squirrel Problem:
Hi David, We live in a large old wood framed Florida house, Apalachicola, which is on the Northern Gulf Coast. In my wall on
the ground floor I hear "mewing" and scratching at around 6 AM when I'm waking. We have much space under the house, and I'm pretty sure it would be easy to get into the walls
from below the raised floor. All construction is wood.....probably balloon framing so even could get there from above too. Do you think this is squirrels? I just heard some
scurrying elsewhere in an internal wall! Gad, there in the ceiling now. I will telephone a removal service, but I'm afraid that the entire house is far too easy to enter. My neighbor
had his house "tented" for termites and I was concerned for the feral cats living under it. He said by law they were required to set off "tear gas" to expel feral cats.."and horses"...by law!!
Would tear gas work in my attic and under the house for squirrels too? (Say as I leave for a weekend) What would such a service cost? Thanks, George
Oh my goodness no! Tear gas would be worthless, and inhumane. It's very easy to get rid of animals in a house - just find out the hole they're using to get in,
and set a one-way exclusion door on it. Or set cage traps next to it, and then relocate the animals. But to be honest, squirrels absolutely do not make vocal noises. They are silent
except for their feet scurrying and scratching. The only animals to make vocal noises are raccoons, and yes, cats, which I've removed from walls a few times. Usually feral cats, which
commonly live in attics. Regardless, doing it the proper way will cost a lot less than tear gassing the whole house. Usually a proper squirrel job costs in the $250 - $450 range, but
can vary widely.