Squirrels in the Attic

Squirrels in the Attic Many of us have heard noises in the night. Where could that sound be coming from? Is it above us? Those bumps in the night or scratching sounds may not be ghosts at all. You could have squirrels in your attic or walls, and believe me, you do not want them there. They can pose huge problems to your health, your home and your wiring.

So, how can you get them out of there? You need to call in the help of a professional to ensure you remove the squirrels safely and humanely. However, there are a few things you can do to ensure that they do not return.

  • Seal off your chimney. There are many houses that have fireplaces. However, in the summer there is no smoke coming out of them, and a lot of us do not use them in the winter. This big hole in your roof is the perfect entryway for squirrels. The best thing to do is find some type of mesh wire, fencing or chimney cap to block this entryway off to them. Just make sure that whatever you use is small enough to ensure a squirrel can’t squeeze through it and tough enough so that a squirrel cannot chew through it.
  • Cover your vents. You would be surprised at how easily a squirrel can squeeze through your vents and gain entry into your house. This means that you need to also cover your vents. You could use the same wire mesh for them that you used for your chimney, and as before, remember it needs to have small holes and be made from something strong enough to deter squirrels from chewing through it.
  • Seal any holes in your houses’ exterior. Some houses may become damaged over time and small holes may start appearing on its exterior. These holes can help many pests enter your home including squirrels. If you happen to notice any holes in your home, you need to seal them right away. You never know what type of wild animal may find its way inside your home, so do the safe and smart thing by patching any holes as soon as you see them.
  • Seal of any entryways between your attic and other parts of the house. You do not want any squirrels that are in your attic to make their way further into your house. You want to try and maintain the infestation and damage to one section of your house and keep them as         far away from your household as you can. This means you have to secure any vents that may lead from the attic to your home and check for any holes in the walls and ceilings.

You may believe that the most convenient and money saving way to rid yourself of these peats, is to do it by yourself. However, there are many obstacles you may face along the way that you are unprepared for.

It is not as easy as it looks, so your best option would be to call in someone who knows what they are doing. They can take the proper steps to remove these animals and keep you and your family safe from harm.

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