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How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Home

Squirrels-HomeAs a homeowner, the last thing your want is to have a wild animal invading your home.

The most common pest that you will encounter in your home is squirrel. The squirrels that can enter your home range from all different sorts such as grey, red, black or even flying squirrels. Squirrels are smart and can squeeze into most gaps or holes that may be around your home. Once a squirrel has made its way into your home they cause a lot of damage. This article discusses how to keep squirrels out of your house and to prevent them from getting in again.

Identifying the Pest

There are a few signs to look for when you want to identify if squirrels have made their way into your home. Squirrels do not need a large space to initially get inside your home. Typically, these pests will chew large entrance holes which grow bigger over time for easier access. Check your siding and soffits for gaps or entrance holes that they could be using to get in. Once a squirrel has developed a nest in your attic, they’ll start to chew on your homes supports, siding and electrical wires, which can lead to fire hazards. Check your attic to see if there are any signs of this activity going on. The sooner that you detect this activity the less damage will be done to your home to avoid costly damages. If you hear scurrying in your attic or ceiling, usually around dusk or dawn, you more than likely have squirrels in your home.

Once you have identified the pest issue, it’s time to call animal control services to have them removed.

Squirrel Trapping and Removal

When you find out how squirrels have been entering your home, simply filling in their entrance hole will not keep them out. If you don’t take the right preventative measures, these squirrels can return each year. This is where you need professional squirrel trapping and removal services to take them away from your home. A professional animal control service, like Wildlife Control Services, can safely remove and prevent pests from returning to your home.

Prevention

There are a few measures that you can take to help prevent squirrels from getting into your home. First, if you have trees in your yard, cut back any branches that a squirrel can use as leverage to get onto your roof. Second, avoid attracting squirrels to your home with bird feeders or dumpsters. Finally, do not try to remove squirrels from your home yourself, trust a professional squirrel removal service to do the job right. If you attempt to remove them yourself, squirrels will typically find their way back into your home.

Wildlife Control Services

If you are looking to stop squirrels from nesting on your home or business and causing damage, contact the experts at Wildlife Control Services. Specializing in wildlife control and prevention, WCS can remove squirrels from your home and prevent their return. If you are interested in our squirrel removal services then contact us at 860-236-2683.