I have much respect for a person that does that for a living. I few months ago I had a squrial in the wall and called my pest controll buddy out to help me. It is a long story so i just copied it and pasted it from an email I had sent
What a night last night was, wild squirrel in my wall, drunk pest control guy, and Harper trying to talk us into just letting the squirrel out to run wild in the house so he can kick it.
It all started last weekend I was in the house and hear something running around in the attic. I knew it had to be a squirrel, they are all over the place around my house, just begging to get shot and eating all my bird food. Every time I heard his little "bleep" running around I grabbed the broom and beat on the ceiling, and would crawl into the attic and flash my light around to see if I could see him. I did this a few times and noise stopped. I thought great, they left, now all I have to do is get a tall ladder and close up any sort of opening.
Tuesday night rolls around and we are eating dinner, when all the sudden I hear something in the wall by the kitchen trying to claw its way out. I had no idea what to do at that point, so I said forget it and watched some TV and went to bed. Wednesday he is still in the wall so I call my buddy Ryan the pest control guy to help out.
He shows up on Thursday around 4:30 to get this thing out. He immediately goes to the fridge and grabs a beer, we sit around and BS and we drink one. After that he crawled up in the attic and looked down the wall and sure enough he could see the squirrel. It was all hunkered down and almost dead, barely breathing. We did not want to cut a hole in the wall, so I asked him if he had something that we could stick down the wall stab the squirrel with and pull it out. Of course it is not that easy, he had nothing, I thought it was strange that the pest control guy had nothing like this.
Then I came up with a “great” idea. I said hey man I have a fishing pole over there, we can put a treble hook on it and try to hook him and reel him up, he is almost dead, so he should not fight that much. Surprisingly Ryan thought this was a good idea, we rigged up the fishing pool and he went in the attic again. Oh yeah, after like 2 more beers. He was kinda worried at first about what that squirrel was going to do if he did hook it. Me being the good friend said hey don’t worry about it, that is a 7’ rod, just make sure you hook him good. Well he tried to hook him and the squirrel did not move, but Ryan could not get it hooked. That idea was busted.
He drank a couple more beers and then it was time to do the only thing left, cut the wall. That turned out to be a task in itself, we broke all the blades on the jig saw and he had to go to Lowe’s to get more. Of course after one more beer.
He finally gets the wall open and he pokes in there with a wire to try and locate the squirrel. This went on for like 30 minutes when all the sudden the squirrel came to life and came springing out of the hole, he slammed the cabinet doors so that it would not get loose in the house. That is when it was decided that we need to kill this thing, so out came the pellet gun. We opened up the cabinet and Ryan had the pellet gun ready to shot. After 15 min of poking Mr Squirrel showed his face again and he got popped in the chest. Harper was holding the flashlight and ran like a little girl; Ryan is scream “give me the GD light”. It was real tense for like 10 seconds waiting to see what was going to happen. Then Ryan’s cell phone starts ringing and vibrating in his back pocket, and he went crazy. He thought that squirrel was going up his "bleep". It was funny, and a good reason to drink another beer.
Ryan went to stick his hand in the wall to grab the squirrel and it bit him, turns out he was not dead. It did not break the skin though, he was wearing gloves. The poking went on for I bet 30 more minutes before the rodent showed his face again, this time he caught a pellet in the forehead….done. We got him out, it took 3 hours, and I bet Ryan drank a 12 pack by himself in that timeframe.
After it is all said and done, Ryan said, “I have never done this, I just spray for bugs”. Dude has never even done this before, guess he found one more field to work in thanks to me.
sorry to hijack, just thought this was funny.....