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Got Squirrels In The Attic?

During the colder seasons, a warm, dry attic space becomes very attractive to squirrels. The critters will tear out home insulation to use in their nests, defecate, and make obnoxious noises at day and night. They can seriously mess up your peace of mind.

They turn their nesting sites into toxic messes. Being nimble, they are very hard to catch. Furthermore as squirrels are considered game in many states, trapping the pests may require a special permit.

So give Summit Environmental Solutions a call. For 25 years, we have safely removed thousands of squirrels from attic spaces. Our wildlife specialists identify, capture, and release animals as carefully and humanely as possible. We’ll clean up the mess and bring in an attic repair team. We’ll seal off entry points to prevent future problems. Rest easy knowing the squirrels are gone for good.

Do squirrels harm people or property?

Squirrels tend to run away and hide from humans. However, they can deal a lot of property damage. Squirrels will dig up buried nuts and seeds, and chew the bark of ornamental trees and shrubbery. They also trample on and eat from gardens, feed on the contents of bird feeders, and chew on birdhouses.

Inside homes, squirrels nest in attics and can chew and gnaw on wooden support beams and walls. They also endanger themselves and humans in the immediate area by chewing on electrical wires. Additionally, squirrels often travel on power lines, which can lead to electrical shorts.

HOW TO GET RID OF SQUIRRELS

Modifying homes and yards to make them less favorable to squirrels is the best form of squirrel control. Homeowners should ensure any broken window screens and cracks leading into attics are repaired. Check chimneys as a possible point of entry, and seal them with mesh coverings. Keep trees trimmed so that branches don’t hang over roofs and so squirrels cannot reasonably hide within the vegetation and protect gardens with fences.

FLYING SQUIRRELS IN ATTIC

Flying squirrels set up nests in attics to escape predators and cold weather, as well as to raise their young. Once inside, they become responsible for serious property damage by chewing up insulation and gnawing on support beams. The pests also cause a number of health issues with their presence. In addition to creating unclean environments by letting their feces and urine collect, flying squirrels also carry lice, ticks, and fleas into attics. These secondary pests spread diseases such as Lyme disease, typhus, and the plague.

Flying squirrel damage to attic insulation

Posted by Summit Environmental Solutions on Thursday, October 1, 2015

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