As there are several species of squirrels, the tree squirrel is typically the most common nuisance for homeowners. They make a ton of noise in any area they inhibit, and are also likely to cause damage. Due to the expanding number of squirrels and the decreasing number of natural habitats, these critters are looking for shelter in attics. Be aware of the following signs, as they are indications that squirrels may be in your attic.
One of the first and most obvious signs that there may be squirrels in your home is the amount of noise they create. The scampering and rattling sounds are typically giveaway signs. As squirrels are most active during the daytime, that is when they are commonly heard. Finding their droppings is also a common sign. If you sense a foul or stale odor coming from your attic, it is a clear indication of a possible infestation. Finding chewed or frayed wiring is not only a concern for your home, but also a clue that you might have squirrels. As they are excellent chewers, you might also find chewed wood pieces.
To prevent your home from falling prey to these pestery animals, it is recommended to remove all bird seeds or any other source of diet, as they attract animals, and the squirrels will remember where they are acquiring their food from. They can also enter through your garage, walls, or even under stairs and decks. Be sure to keep these areas sealed to prevent the squirrel’s access inside your home. Wherever there are any holes larger than 1.5 inches, they are able to chew their way in.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, squirrels just won’t leave.If your home is infested, leave it to the professionals. Your home has a lot to offer these pests. Warmth, shelter, and food. We specialize in removing squirrels, raccoons, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-336-6039 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.