To an enterprising squirrel, your attic is just another tree. It’s warm, contains material for nesting, and it’s safe from most predators. That’s why it’s not uncommon to find squirrels in the attic – particularly if you’re living in an older home that may not be as well sealed. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with squirrels.
Looking for Squirrels in the Attic
Noises during the morning and early evening is probably the first tip off you’ll get about having a squirrel infestation. If the infestation goes on longer, it’s likely you’ll encounter some foul odors as well. Finally, if you actually make a trip into your attic, you may notice chew marks on your wooden crossbeams and plastic pipes.
The Problems Squirrels Cause
While it may not seem like squirrels could do much more than annoy, the reverse is true: given enough time, squirrels can do tremendous damage to your Jacksonville home. For example, squirrels love to chew – which means they’ll chew on pipes carrying water throughout your home. When the squirrel finally breaks through, you’re going to be left with a tremendous amount of water damage. Secondly, as rodents, squirrels also bring a variety of diseases and pests into your home.
Critter Control of Jacksonville
If you want the best solution for dealing with squirrels in the attic, then you want to contact Critter Control® of Jacksonville. We’ll remove the squirrels from your home and seal up the access points so they can’t return. Give us a call at 904.221.8633, or contact us online today with any questions!