Squirrels That Took Over Woman's Home Finally Removed

8:29 AM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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Winnsboro, SC (WLTX) - An elderly Winnsboro woman who'd exhausted all options finally has a solution to her squirrel infestation.

Davie Johnson called us on Friday with her problem. Monday, our Nate Stewart made sure she can sleep a little better in the place she's called home for over 40-years.

Owner Bobby Kivett with Ark Animal Removal says he wasn't surprised when he heard about Davie Johnson's squirrel infestation.

"You've got a good chance of having squirrels come into your house," Kivett said. "They'll find a way in."

After exhausting all options trying to remove the squirrels on her own, 76-year-old Johnson called News19 for assistance

"From the peak, all the way down to the bottom is where she's hearing them," Kivett said.

Kivett volunteered his company's expertise at no charge. Monday the husband and wife removal team set traps to ensure the squirrels find a new home.

"They are live traps," he explained. "They are designed not to kill but literally catch them alive."

They spent the majority of the day patching holes in the attic and side of the home to prevent new squirrels from going inside.

"From there we seal it up and get rid of the scent they've left behind," Kivett said.

It's a service Johnson says has left her speechless.

"I really don't have words for it. It really makes me happy and feel good," she said. "To know that there is someone out there that really cares."

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