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Squirrels in Attic in Bellevue? What can I do?

When it comes to being outdoors, we’re all used to seeing squirrels in the Greater Seattle Area. But squirrels often enter homes in Bellevue in search of shelter, and attics offer them the best protection from predators. Broken soffits, open vents, and holes in the roof are the common routes that provide entry for squirrels into an attic. Having squirrels in your attic or elsewhere on your property can be very damaging. In fact, the constant scampering and chattering noises they make might be the least of your problems. It's time for squirrel removal Bellevue!

Squirrel in the House Can Cause Big Problems

Squirrels may be adorable in the wild, but they're dangerous when they try to nest, live and breed in your house. Even in the Bellevue area where there is an abundance of human habitat and longstanding neighborhoods, squirrels thrive. Their presence inside your attic, wall and floor voids, eaves, and crawlspaces can cause damage such as:

  • Broken plumbing lines

  • Obstructed chimneys and ducting

  • Raided birdfeeders

  • Ruined insulation

  • Weakened support beams

  • Holes in siding, soffits, and fascia

  • Disabled smoke detectors

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Roof damage by squirrels.

What it comes down to is that a squirrel infestation on your property is a serious problem, because squirrels damage your home in many ways. Furthermore, squirrels carry histoplasmosis, which can sometimes cause a respiratory infection to people inhabiting a squirrel-contaminated area. Lastly, squirrels in our state are tree-dwellers and often territorial, which can make it dangerous to approach them — especially if it’s necessary to climb a ladder to risky heights. These are all reasons why you should seek professional squirrel control to get rid of squirrels in your attic.

If you hear squirrels in your attic, walls or crawl space, call a Wildlife Removal Expert immediately. A properly trained wildlife control technician can get the job done quickly and safely, with minimal exposure to dangerous germs and harmful diseases for you and your family.

Clearing Squirrels from Your Bellevue Home

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Squirrel nesting in warm, dry attic space.

If you’re worried about a squirrel infestation in Bellevue, Eastside Exterminators offers our effective 4-step process for removing squirrels and keeping them out. Our wildlife control experts are licensed by the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission and are fully licensed pest control operators. And not only can we provide you with helpful information on squirrels, but most other kinds of pests and wildlife you may have to deal with. Call us to learn more about how our family can protect yours with our affordable, highly-specialized services at (425) 482-2100.

Our 4-Step Wildlife Control Process:

Step 1: Wildlife Evaluation

squirrel removal bellevue - wildlife removal bellevueIt's not pleasant to think about, but many wildlife species like to nest in our attics and crawlspaces. Especially squirrels. Squirrels in the Pacific Northwest seek shelter from predators and harsh weather in these areas. These wild invaders can contaminate insulation, damage electrical wiring, and leave droppings that are hazardous to your health. That’s why quick trapping and removal of squirrels (and other wildlife) is our specialty. Each critter demands a different approach to wildlife removal. Therefore, the first step to removing the wildlife safely is assessing the problem. It is important to know for sure what type of problem you are facing to apply the appropriate removal and extermination techniques

Eastside Exterminators handles all types of wildlife issues, like raccoons, squirrels, bats, opossums, and nuisance birds, as well as pests (bugs) and rodent infestations. So, with 50 years of experience, we know what to do when a squirrel has invaded your property! Call us at (425) 482-2100 for trapping and removal services you can count on.

Step 2: Wildlife Exclusion (Keeping Squirrels and Other Wildlife Out of the House)

Squirrels and other animals may get in to your home, but Eastside Exterminators will clear them out, clean up carefully and repair any damage they have caused. Although we cannot guarantee that wildlife won't try to re-enter your home, our technicians work to personalize every wildlife solution to each home they treat. We use high-quality materials and methods to prevent squirrels and other animals from re-entry. Keeping wildlife out is called "wildlife exclusion."

Protect your roof, siding, attic and crawlspace from wildlife damage! Whether it’s opossums, squirrels, raccoons, beavers, or more, we can clear the infestation and repair the damage. Call Eastside Exterminators today at (425) 482-2100 for fast, effective wildlife control .

Step 3: Squirrel Contamination Cleanup (Important Sanitization)

Squirrels living and nesting in a home can damage insulation, wiring, and even the structure itself. In addition, exposure to squirrels poses a health risk for your family. Dried urine, saliva and fecal matter may be carrying dangerous germs. So it is essential to replace contaminated insulation. Our expert technicians will safely and quickly remove filth and debris from, decontaminate, and deodorize your attic and crawlspaces. After that, we will install fresh insulation to restore energy efficiency to your home.

Step 4: Prevention (Protection from future squirrel infestation)

We are surrounded by the great outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest . In our unique environment, it’s common for people to live near lakes, mountains, forests and wetlands. A side effect of this is that we tend to co-exist with wildlife, which sometimes infests our homes. Our wildlife technicians are well-prepared to educate you on best practices for wildlife control to reduce the likelihood of re-infestation. Eastside Exterminators technicians are certified by the Washington Department of Fish and Game. We work closely with our customers special situations to prevent future problems with squirrels and other wildlife.


Don't let a little problem become an expensive nightmare. Call a professional at the first sign of a squirrel infestation. (425) 482-2100