Can you have a squirrel infestation in your home?
They’re usually harmless, but when squirrels infest a home or building, there’s concern for property damage and for the health of those living or working there. We’re all accustomed to seeing squirrels outside during our daily routines, but believe it or not, the “squirrel in the attic” problem is actually very common. It’s essential to take care of your responsibilities as a home or business owner when it comes to surveying the property for signs of such invasions, because as with any animal raid, if a squirrel problem is not taken care of quickly, it can pose a dangerous threat. So, what are the main concerns when it comes to a squirrel infestation?
To a squirrel, your attic is like a large, hollow tree, and once it nests there, it’s an intricate, long project to eliminate the infestation. There are several indicators of a squirrel invasion. For example, hearing noises from the attic, walls, chimney, or vents, of squirrels running and scratching, is a common sign. Also, look for holes in siding or under the soffits, chewed wires, and damage to the attic insulation.
A pest control professional from Squared Away can help with identifying possible signs of an invasion, and will be able to safely, and comprehensively remove every trace of the squirrels, ensuring the problem is completely eradicated.