Squirrels In Your Attic – How Did They Get In and How to Keep Them Out

Left unchecked, squirrels can wreak havoc on your home, creating real problems and costing you money.

Do you lie in bed at night and hear scurrying, scratching noises above your ceiling? If so, you may have squirrels in your attic. Besides the odd sounds, another sign of squirrels is foul-smelling droppings with rounded ends littering your property.

Squirrels may look like cute little critters when you see them hopping around your yard and climbing your trees. But if they have moved into your attic, you won’t think they’re cute anymore.

You may rack your brain trying to figure out how they got in and, more importantly, how to get them out! At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we specialize in humanely trapping and removing squirrels. We will seal all entry points and repair the damage they inflicted on your home.

How Did They Get In?

First, squirrels love attics. They are quiet, cozy, dry protective places where they can hide and, more importantly, have their babies. Once inside, they’ll mark their newfound territory with urine, stash their food supplies and build their nests.

Squirrels are agile jumpers and destructive chewers, which is why they can easily get in your attic. Once they discover your attic space, they’ll look for a way inside. To get in, they commonly do the following:

  • Climb brick or stucco easily
  • Push in loose bricks on chimneys
  • Pull apart slate and terra cotta roof tiles
  • Chew threw wood, shingles, aluminum, and other materials
  • Reach high and hard-to-reach parts of the roof
  • Squeeze through small holes, vents, or missing fascia boards along the roof

If you’ve discovered squirrels in your attic, don’t wait for them to go away on their own. While they may leave once temperatures heat up, in the meantime, they will cause significant damage in the meantime. Squirrels chew wires, rip up insulation, and defecate everywhere.

How to Keep Squirrels Out

Squirrels are curious little creatures that are adept at jumping and climbing. Once they discover your attic, they can gnaw, chew, squirm, and squeeze their way in. They’ll look for an entry point like a hole or crack. Therefore, the best way to keep squirrels out is to seal all possible entry points.

At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we will determine where squirrels are getting in, look for other possible entry points, and seal those areas with the proper materials. With more than 15 years of experience, we have developed successful techniques for keeping squirrels and other wildlife from getting inside.

Schedule Pest Control Services Today!

Many homeowners take a reactive approach to pest control. They often wait for there to be a problem instead of preventing one. Why wait until you have squirrels in your attic? To permanently remove rodents from your home, you must prevent their access by sealing all entry points. It is also essential to eliminate all attractions, such as water and food.

When you schedule an appointment with Titan Pest & Wildlife, we will thoroughly search your home to check for all possible entry points. Our pest control team will tailor the right solution for you and your budget.

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