Occasionally, young wildlife need a helping hand in order to make their way out of the nest and onto adulthood. These two juvenile squirrels were heard scratching inside the base of a porch column. The first day we stuffed paper towels at the top to see if they were still being visited (and fed) by their mom. When we came back to find that the towels were unmoved we knew that they were trapped, so we built a makeshift ladder they could use to climb out. While knowledge of wildlife behavior is essential to solving any wildlife conflict, lightly stuffing “entry points” can be a good way to determine if there is wildlife activity in and around the home.
If you are having a conflict with squirrels find out what to do here: www.humanesociety.org/squirrels