While the squirrels running around your yard may seem harmless, they can cause a lot of destruction if they get inside your home. In addition to creating lots of unwanted noise, squirrels are notorious for chewing. Not only does their chewing damage both exterior and interior materials such as soffits, vents, ducts, and pipes, but it can also lead to potential electrical outages or fires due to the squirrels gnawing on electrical wiring.
Signs of Squirrels
If you think you may have a squirrel infestation, some signs to look for include:
- Noises such as running, scratching, or sounds of fighting with one another coming from the attic, walls, chimney, or vents
- Holes in siding or under soffits
- Chewed through electrical wiring
- Gnaw marks on wood
- Torn attic insulation
- Squirrel nests in the attic
- Small droppings or urine
What to Do if You Have an Infestation
If you have detected squirrels living inside your home, we advise you to call a wildlife company like Critter Control® to have the bushy-tailed critters removed as quickly as possible. The first thing we will do is thoroughly inspect the exterior of your home to determine precisely where the squirrels are entering inside from. Once we find all the holes, gaps, and openings, we will repair them using a screen or sturdy hardware cloth. We will then safely and humanely remove any squirrels we find inside your home as well as clean up any messes and repair any damages they may have caused.
While we will ensure your squirrel problem is taken care, it’s necessary to make your home less attractive to them. To keep squirrels from jumping onto your roof, trim or remove any tree limbs within 8-10 feet of the edge of the roof or that extend over it. Also, if you currently have bird feeders in your yard, removing them will eliminate a food source for the squirrels.
With years of experience trapping and removing squirrels, you can count on the experts at Critter Control® of Reno for quick and effective service. To schedule a consultation, or to find out more about all of the services we provide, please call us today at 775-322-5558.
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