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Dead Squirrels

squirrel removalAll right, some bizarre or perverse people will do some really weird things with a dead squirrel, in the name of “good, not-so-clean” fun.  They’ll put them in shadow boxes, stuff them and set them up in little scenes, strap them to the hood of their car, take funny pictures, throw them at other people, and one company’s even made beer bottles out of them.  It’s enough to make you shake your head and wonder about humanity.

But, when you have a dead squirrel rotting away in your walls, it is no laughing matter, and you really don’t care about the state of humanity.  You just want that dead squirrel removed as quickly as possible.

Maybe the squirrel got into the attic by chewing a small crack in the soffit just a little bit wider, or squeezing through a small hole next to a vent that wasn’t sealed properly.  Most species of squirrels have several dens in their territory, and that can include your walls, your attic, your chimney, or wherever else looks like a nice, warm and protected space.

Once inside, the squirrel found the joys of insulation, which doesn’t irritate its skin the way it irritates ours.  Maybe you’ve got some personal property stored up there, and it gnawed its way through a box and went exploring through your stuff, urinating and defecating wherever it pleased and stealing things to use for its nest.  It has to constantly chew on things, and plastic boxes, wiring, soft metals, cardboard, and wood are great materials for it to use to file its teeth down.

Squirrels love to explore, and it ran all over your building, chewing, contaminating, investigating.  Then one day, it went the way of all living creatures and passed away in a wall space.  You didn’t even know the dead squirrel was there, until the smell in that room got stronger and stronger and bad and then worse.  Maybe flies found it quickly and laid eggs, which developed into maggots, which then became flies, and now you have a fly problem in your building.  Maybe it’s just the odor of decomposing flesh that’s overpowering you.  Maybe there’s more than one dead squirrel rotting away in there.

Suddenly, stuffed squirrels posed to look like they’re doing the cha-cha isn’t so charming anymore.  You want that dead squirrel removed and quick, and you want to make sure you don’t have any other squirrels living inside your building.  That’s when it’s time to contact a wildlife removal professional.  They can take care of the problem for you, and then maybe you can book a vacation to tour the museum full of dead squirrels posed as famous Americans.  Hey, whatever tickles your funny bone.