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As the weather begins to cool down, all woodland creatures begin to look for cozy places to nest for the winter. Unfortunately, many choose to use your home as a place to hang out while it is cold. Squirrels are notorious for moving into homes when the temperatures drop. While squirrels are cute and fun to watch, it is not so cute to have them making a mess out of your home. The following are some things you should know about the damage caused by squirrels and what you can do to get them to move along outdoors where they belong:
Damage Caused by Squirrels
Squirrels, if nothing else, can be very annoying to listen to. They make noise scratching the insides of walls and running along the ceilings. Worse, they will chew their way into the home and will find difficulty getting out. They like to chew on wiring and insulation and will make their nests out of anything they happen to find. In addition, they will urinate and leave feces everywhere. Some may even perish inside the home, leaving an awful smell that you will have to somehow locate and eliminate.
How You Can Prevent Squirrel Infestation
One of the easiest ways to keep squirrels from getting inside your home is to eliminate any potential area where they can possibly fit in. Squirrels can fit into the smallest of holes, so you need to be sure to close up any gaps that lead inside your home and attic. Installing steel screens on any vents on the roof is also helpful, as squirrels typically will not be able to chew through steel. Keeping trees and branches trimmed can also help, as it prevents pests from easily jumping from the trees to the roof. If you have any food sources near your home, like bird feeders, move them further away from the house so that animals are not attracted to areas near the home. What squirrel wouldn't want a free meal and a warm home, right?
How to Get Squirrels Out of Your Home
If the squirrel infestation has already occurred, you need to bring in a professional pest control technician that has experience in dealing with wildlife. Trying to do it yourself will likely end in frustration on your part. Instead, allow the professionals to utilize their skills to rid you of the problem. Most companies will make every effort to humanely remove the squirrels through careful trapping, removal, and relocating whenever possible.Share
28 November 2017