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5 Signs You May Have a Squirrel Infestation

Posted By Critter Control of Reno || 15-Dec-2014

Apart from seeing the animal with your own eyes, it can be difficult to determine if you have a squirrel problem in your home or attic. Below are some of the top five signs that indicate you might have a squirrel infestation.

Sign #1 – Point of Entry

Squirrels like attics, so look for holes and other points of entry on your roof, near your drainpipes, or your chimney. If you notice a hole or an opening that a squirrel could fit through, then you may have a squirrel problem.

Sign #2 – Scampering Sounds

Squirrels are active creatures that move about both day and night. If you have noticed scratching or scampering noises coming from your ceiling, there is a chance you may have a squirrel infestation.

Sign #3 – Structural Damage

Like mice and rats, squirrels can cause substantial structural damage to your attic. Check your attic for things like exposed wires, chewed vents, or damaged insulation. Even if you do not see a squirrel in your attic, these problems should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage like attic electrical fires.

Sign #4 – Droppings

Another telltale sign that you may have squirrels in your attic is droppings. To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to distinguish mice and rat droppings from squirrel droppings. We recommend calling in Critter Control for an assessment.

Sign #5 – Odor

You may or may not have seen the droppings, but if there are squirrels in your attic, you may have noticed a foul smell. Both squirrel urine and feces can create a pungent smell that seeps into the walls of your home. If you notice a foul odor, especially in conjunction with one or more of the aforementioned signs, we recommend calling Critter Control.

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