Squirrels seek food and shelter in a warm location during the winter months. Not only do they look for warmth to get away from the winter months but, they seek a warm place to reproduce. Squirrels are excellent climbers; therefore, your home is no obstacle for them since modern day society is growing at a rapid pace.
Squirrels gain access into your attic by gnawing into your roof material, vinyl siding, wooden beams, or soffit. Once they reach their destination they get to work by gnawing on wires, ripping through installation to build their nest, and scrounge around looking for food. Just like rodents, most homeowner’s policies may not cover damage to your home cause by a squirrel nor any remediation. The cost comes right out of your pocket.
The damage squirrels do, to your biggest investment, can be significant. The wires they gnaw on can short out and spark which could cause a fire. Installation is no longer good because while the squirrels were building their nest, they left their urine and fecal behind. A guest you invite over would be able to smell the scent from the contaminated installation which is very strong and unpleasant, also other squirrels will be able to smell the scent and invite themselves over as well. Not only do squirrels leave a bad scent; however, they also carry Lyme positive ticks into your home as well. Squirrels also can carry diseases of tularemia, leptospirosis and other diseases common in mice.
If you hear noises in your attic and believe you may have squirrels, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call. We do a thorough inspection which includes locating the entry point, removing the ones in your home, prevent these pests from re-entering and talk about the remediation process. We will be more than happy to work with you side by side to protect your largest investment.