The Truth About Squirrels

Squirrels…. Sometimes cute & fluffy, but also a pest! Usually people call about squirrels when they have made a home in your attic, chimney or running loose in your home. They can chew up woodwork and steal things like bird seed.

Squirrels are most active in the mornings and evenings, eating mostly nuts and seeds. They live in both forests, suburban and city areas and establish home territories. They love to live in attics and many people first notice a problem with running around above them. Inside an attic, they can cause damage since they love to chew on everything. They can and will chew on wires, ducts, pipes inside the attic. When they do chew through wires, they present a possible fire hazard.

In addition, they can introduce disease into your living space.  They can transmit diseases from fleas and ticks as well as leave lots of droppings, which leaves you and your family open to things like salmonella.

Of course, the best thing to do is keep squirrels away from your house in the first place. First of all, don’t leaves things out that attract them in the first place. Bird feeders and fruit trees tend to attract squirrels. In order to keep them out of your house, you must find and seal all open holes leading inside.

If you are struggling with keeping squirrels out of your attic or chimney, give us a call. Our experts can remove all squirrels, inspect the damage and seal up where they have been getting in. Give us a call today to receive a free estimate.

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