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Squirrels cause some of the biggest problems in residential buildings in the local area, leaving a trail of devastation in their wake that can include holes leading in and out of your home, leaks that eventually lead to floods, excess moisture that leads to potentially dangerous mold spores, a bad smell that is almost impossible to get rid of, stains and disease threats from waste material, and much more besides. A lot of that activity is situated in the attic — a space that is similar to a tree hollow, to squirrels.
The gray squirrel is a common pest across most of North America, and it lives similarly to humans, leaving the comfort of their nest in the morning to head out to ‘work’ (squirrel translation: find food, stash food, socialize, feed kids, etc.), before heading back home in the evening, to eat, sleep, and prepare for a busy day of doing exactly the same the next day.
Looking for signs of this animal entering or leaving your home, at these times (sunrise and sunset), will give you a good idea of where the majority of their activity is based, and also where exclusion traps or other devices should be installed.
If you see signs of a gray squirrel, give us a call so that we can advise you on how to treat it.
If you have a flying squirrel infestation, you might also have bats.
We have noticed that flying squirrels and certain bat species have a tendency to hole up together, in the same attic spaces that gray and other squirrels seem to like. If a flying squirrel can get into your attic, so can bats, birds, rats, mice, and a range of other smaller critters. Larger critters can also make holes bigger with chewing and scratching.
Flying squirrels are nocturnal, so if you hear noises at night, it’s this one you’ve got a problem with.
The best way to get rid of ANY squirrel type, in most cases, is with exclusion and sealing.
Exclusion devices only allow movement in one direction: out of your home or property and back into the ‘wild’. If all entry holes/potential entry holes are sealed, with one remaining hole left open and with an exclusion device attached, internal squirrels have no choice but to use it. They leave, are unable to get back inside, and providing the rest of the building has been properly sealed, it has no chance of getting back inside.
Look for these common signs that you may have a squirrel problem:
Exterminators probably won’t seal up holes to prevent the animals from being able to return, nor will they clean up after the animal. In fact, they probably won’t do many things that a full-service squirrel removal company will do, including:
- Repairing holes in building siding, gables, fasciae and guttering, attic lining, wooden beams and foundations/structures, roof shingles, poorly-maintained masonry, and other parts of the building.
- Remove feces, clear away urine stains, and remove all biological hazards that could cause disease in humans or other animals
- Repair wiring that has been damaged by rodent or squirrel chewing activity
- Replace part of or all of the insulation in the attic due to contamination, or moving-around for nest-building
- Sanitize and deodorize areas where bad squirrel-related scents linger
- Locate and then remove dead squirrels in the building, including baby squirrels that didn’t make it