learn that there is a squirrel in your attic.
The noise will usually give it away before
anything else, a rustling you can hear in the
early morning, and then again just when the sun
goes down. This is when the animals are most
active, and they'll be entering and leaving your
home to search for food. For the most part, a
squirrel in your attic will be a female with
young, so there is a good chance you will hear
her young also. The squirrel will find a tiny
hole to gain entrance into your attic, using her
sharp teeth and claws to make it bigger, until
finally she can get in. From there, she may
damage beams and other areas of your attic, and
maybe even chew electrical wiring. You may hear
this gnawing, and you may even start to notice
damage yourself, especially if you do go into
the attic and have a good look around. You may
also smell the creature - after a while, the
odor from urine and feces will soon start to
become very strong, and this is also the case if
you have a dead squirrel anywhere in your home.
Many homeowners finds out the presence of
squirrels in the3 homes after they have reside
there for a long period of time, aside from that
they end up dealing with lots of damages.
However for you not to fall in that category,
below are some of the ways that will help you
detect the presence of squirrels in your house
Signs of squirrel presence in your attic
You will hear weird sounds in your home; this
common noises you will hear are either jumping
or scampering sounds, if you notice any of the
above noises in the attic be rest assured they
are present. Sometimes they might get stranded
in the wall cavities so you will probably hear
the noise of persistent scrabbling.
Most reported cases from homeowners are commonly
when they hear scratching however if they are
not stuck anywhere, they can stay unnoticed for
a long period of time.
You will see squirrel droppings here and there;
their droppings resemble that of a bat so if you
are not keen you will not identify. When you see
a pile of such droppings just contact a wildlife
professional to come and identify to be 100%
sure and accurate because there is also a high
possibility of contracting salmonella if you are
not watchful. On top of that also practice
correct hygienic measures as well as cleanliness
prior to handling their feces to be free from
Damaged entry points; just like mice and
raccoons, big numbers of people are not aware
that squirrels can as well chew through any kind
of material except if the material used to build
a house includes metal. They are capable of
chewing because their teeth are very strong
although their entry points contain different
features over some other wildlife's.
For example raccoons will build bigger holes,
mice on the other hand will sneak through tiny
holes but when it comes to squirrels its somehow
different because they can get through invisible
holes which when not inspected keenly, they
cannot easily be seen.
You see interior damage; the most common area of
a home which is normally affected with squirrel
invasion is in your attic. This is because they
find this specific place hospitable and
friendly. What they normally do is tear up attic
insulation, destroying it into pieces hence
making it less operational.
Learn more about squirrel nests, how they are built, and where
and what you should do if you find one in your attic
You will start to hear a very bad odor of
squirrel urine from The worn passage and their
burrows will as well form an easy avenue of
insects, bats and several pests will enter your
house or rather make a leaky roof.
When a squirrel happens to die in your attic, it
will not be a smell of urine anymore rather
different odor because smell of a dead squirrel
causes nausea and headache which perhaps the
biggest danger. The longer they stay in your
attic the higher the damages therefore act
immediately you feel such smells.
Your shingles are chewed and ripped up; this
wildlife are considered determined animals which
is a fact reason being they can chew through a
layer of shingles and gain entry into your attic
to start nesting within a period of less than an
hour. What's more if you use fragile steel
blockades or screening to stop them, they will
plug right through it over again.
These wildlife are a nuisance, when they get
into your home or business premises, they will
interfere with electric wiring hence causing
serious damages to your property and also danger
to the people. What's why immediately you
suspect any sign of their presence order for
instant removal to avoid more harm.
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in the Attic
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