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What to do about the squirrel on the roof

Sometimes a squirrel on the roof is using the roof as an access point to get into your attic. If so, go to the home page to read about how to solve this problem.

If you simply have squirrels running around on your roof or even nesting on the roof, that might not be much of a problem, unless you object to the noise. In that case, your best option is to trap and remove the animals.



What to do about the squirrel on the roof? Squirrels are lovely to watch. They are cute little creatures with big eyes and big fluffy tail. They play around the trees and houses, on the roofs and ceilings. Squirrels are the members of rodent families of animals. They have sharp nails and teeth. They are quite aggressive, when sense danger they can cause destruction. But sometimes they do coexist with the humans. They eat fruits and nuts. And sometimes eat worms to. They make their nest high on the trees.

Squirrel’s babies can be kept as a pet for the starting six months from their birth. However when the babies are kept as pet, they can’t be sent back to the wildlife. But they can change their behavior. They can learn new behaviors. They also show affection to the human if they keep them as a pet.

A squirrel if stuck on the roof can be very aggressive, and cause harm to the humans nearby. Because of their sharp nails and teeth, when setting free will bite the person in aggressiveness. First step, that should be, is to seal all the entering points of the house so it don’t get into the house, because it can cause devastation. Because it is not that artless to get rid of a squirrel on the roof. You obviously don’t want them to get into your house. Knowing about their food timings can be helpful. You can get them away when they are searching for the food. Squirrels can come into the house through the hole on the roof. So make sure that it is closed. You can use field glasses to watch a squirrel on the roof to keep an eye on it. Then just figure it out whether the squirrel’s babies are around, because there might be a baby around for which a mother squirrel are looking for.

Squirrels like to sleep in a peaceful place. So for making the squirrels get away from the roof you can use some sound system. It will make the squirrel go away. You can also use light on the place where squirrel is.

Some people use shooting guns to make them run away, which is totally inadvisable. You can miss the shot and hit someone else. Shooting them is also harmful for the squirrels. It can cause serious injury. Removing the squirrel from the roof can sometimes cost you some dollars, for trapping and tricking the squirrels.

Going near the squirrel on the roof is not recommended. It can cause injury to the person. All protection measures should be taken while dealing with a knotty and aggressive squirrel. There piercing nails and teeth will rip off your skin which will start bleeding immediately.

Here's a letter from a reader with squirrels on the roof of the house:

I am writing you because of problems with squirrels on my roof and in my attic. Last year around August I notice squirrels on my roof climbing up a tree in my from yard. Once on the roof I notice they would disappear into a corner angle. A friend told me to use moth balls and ammonia both of which unsuccessful. The squirrels would go right pass the moth balls and soaked ammonia cloth into the corner entry of roof. I then had the entry to roof sealed off and the squirrels ate through the wood on front entry to corner and got back into attic. Frustrated, I called a pest control for wild animals service to assist with removal of squirrels. Not only was there a front entry of roof but, a bay window on the rear of house was not properly boarded at the soft fix and another entry to attic for squirrels. They set two traps, one on front of roof and the other at the rear by the bay window entry. Within a couple of days they trapped the mother squirrel in front trap. They sealed the front roof entry with metal but told me the bay window would need to be fixed with extra board leading to the attic. Needless to say they came back in the spring of this year. They entered from the bay window in rear the area the pest control folks did not seal off. A neighbor was kind enough to help seal that area off for me. Now the squirrels came back through a new entry over another bay window soft fix in rear of house. I am so frustrated, should I use the pest control company as before or should I contact a different company, do you recommend a different approach to solving this problem with squirrels? Any company in Charlotte NC ? Please help me as I am desperate to rid my attic of these squirrels...

Please be kind to squirrels! They are intelligent animals, and believe it or not, they definitely have emotions!
If you have any questions about squirrels in attics, just email me at david@squirrel-attic.com