Scratching, gnawing and pitter-pattering sounds in the morning or during the day are a good sign you have some squirrels in your home. You might also discover pieces of dried leaves, twigs, cardboard or insulation in hidden corners, a signal that they’re building a nest.
Squirrel control and removal should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered living in your home as squirrels have a habit of chewing wiring and structure which can lead to fires.
Squirrels in the Attic
Your attic is like a playground for squirrels. They love nothing more that to have a nice dry place to get out of the weather and romp around like puppies under your roof. Squirrels usually build nests in trees to keep them safe predators and rival squirrels. Well, your attic is the best nest they could ever ask for, and they didn’t even have to pay for it!
If it weren’t for the noise and droppings, squirrels might not be so bad. But, the biggest danger that a squirrel infestation can pose is that they chew on electrical wires that run through your attic and walls. This is very bad news. As we like to say: “Frayed wires start fires”. There’s no need to burn your house down because some squirrels decided to move in.
How to get rid of squirrels in my attic?
Great question! Get squirrels out of your house is usually a three part deal. This is how we handle the process
- Set up traps and catch the squirrels
- Seal up the entry holes so they can’t get back in.
- Inspect and repair interior and exterior damage to your home
Should I use a Squirrel Exterminator?
Please do not do this! I say this because you’ll probably be calling us to remove the dead squirrels inside your walls. Lots of exterminators and pest control companies use poisons as their first and only weapon when combating a squirrels in your attic.
This might work well on ant and termite colonies, but it is an extremely bad idea when it comes to wildlife removal.
Consider a humane, exclusion based solution when dealing with a squirrel pest problem. Not only is it kinder to the animals, in the vast majority of cases, it is by far the most effective solution. No need to leave a squirrel graveyard in your attic for you to find (and smell) months later.
Sealing Entry Points
Another reason to use a wildlife professional for squirrels in your attic is that you need to locate and seal ever one of those entry holes. Squirrels are masters of fitting into tight space (they’d be very good in a heist movie).
You need someone who will seal every single entry point on the first try. That will save you precious time, money, and sanity. Don’t roll the dice when it comes to your attic!
Squirrel Damage Repair
Squirrels can do serious damage to your roof, soffits, and eaves. Sometimes they use their teeth and claws to widen small entry holes to make it bigger and more comfortable to enter and exit.
The exterior damage that they cause is unsightly. You may get comments from your neighbors! We are very skilled at repairing this damage and making your home look like new.