During the harsh winter months, humans aren’t the only creatures that desire warmth and shelter. Squirrels also prefer the sanctuary and heat provided by our attics, vents, gables, and walls. Like you, they’re just trying to stay warm. The only problem is the damage and mess squirrels leave behind.
Squirrels in Your House
Having squirrels in your home can be a terrible nuisance. In the attic, squirrels will make permanent nests in your insulation, store their food, and even birth litters of babies. Female squirrels can have anywhere from 3 to 5 babies at a time.
These vermin often carry a host of fleas, rabies, ticks, and other parasites that could infect your home or family. Squirrels will typically be awake from sunrise to midnight, constantly scavenging for food and shelter. This is a long time for them to be roaming any part of your home.
The Risks of Doing Nothing
Though squirrels aren’t the most tenacious beasts in the wild, they still harbor some nasty diseases. Diseases like leptospirosis and salmonella run rampant among squirrel families. These diseases pose major health risks to humans, so it’s important to keep away from these animals.
Squirrels love to chew on electrical wires, drywall, insulation, and pipes. Nationwide reports say that squirrels have been known to cause house fires by their incessant nibbling on electrical wires.
Maintain or Restore Your Home’s Value
If you can hear scratching in the walls or attic at night or early in the morning, it might be time to call a squirrel removal specialist, like the ones at Attic Kings. Once the animals have been removed, we will restore all of your damaged insulation, drywall, and any damaged wiring or pipes that may have occurred.
How to Respond
It’s important to call a pest control specialist if you think you may have an issue. Whether you know or suspect there are squirrels in your walls or attic, contact the wildlife management professionals at Attic Kings as soon as possible so we can assess the situation. We’ll make sure the squirrels are taken care of quickly, humanely, and permanently thanks to our animal proofing methods.