Squirrels tend to be a very troublesome pest due to large amounts of damage they are capable of causing. If you are a homeowner and you suspect you have squirrels in your attic, you should seek the fastest method of squirrel removal in order to prevent as much damage as possible. Generally, you can get rid of squirrels in your attic 2 different ways; you can either attempt to trap the squirrels yourself, or you can hire a professional squirrel and wildlife trapper. I generally recommend hiring a wildlife professional because it’s the quickest way to get rid of the squirrels infesting your attic. Whatever you do, don’t let the problem go unattended. Having squirrels in your attic is a much more urgent situation than having squirrels getting into your bird feeder. The situation needs to be addressed quickly if you want to avoid expensive repair bills for squirrel damage. If you are looking to hire a professional for squirrel removal from your attic, navigate my nationwide list of wildlife control operators and select your State followed by the area closest to you. Every company on my website is certified and licensed for handling squirrel removal from the attic.
Problems Of Having Squirrels In The Attic – Attic Damage, Structural Damage, & Squirrel Feces.
First off, squirrels are in the rodent family. Meaning, they chew constantly due to their accelerated tooth growth. This is bad news if you have squirrels in the attic. Not only do they chew large holes in order to access your attic, but once inside they have a tendency to chew on electrical wiring as well. This can lead to an array of issues, but more concerning is the possibility of an attic fire. Needless to say, you’ll want to get those squirrels out of your attic in the fastest way possible. This is why squirrel removal is best left to a professional.
Structural damage caused by squirrels isn’t a sight for sore eyes. The most common entry points are located around gable vents and roof junctions. To the untrained eye, it can be hard to distinguish between squirrel damage from other animals. That said, squirrel holes in the roof can be identified by the shape of the hole. If the hole seems to be “rounded off” as if something chewed around the material and made a hole, that is a sure sign of squirrel infestation.
Another concern is squirrel feces. The attic serves as a great nesting site for squirrels because of the insulation. Naturally, squirrels will leave droppings and urine all over your attic insulation. In more severe cases, squirrel waste can lead to a nasty odor inside the house. If you notice yellowish dark spots on your drywall ceiling, it may be caused by squirrels urinating in the attic. Often people can mistake these areas for water leakage, but if you’ve been hearing something crawling around in your attic, there’s a good chance it may be animal urine.