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Squirrels in the Attic

Squirrels in the Attic

There are countless reasons as to how squirrels get into your home – they can chew through your plastic roof vents, work their way through spaces between wooden borders, and scurry through your home’s gable vents. Regardless of how they get in, removing them is challenging, since they are skittish animals that are agile, with a bite that can break skin if cornered.

The Dangers of Squirrels

  • Squirrels can carry many diseases. Even though they may not be as vilified as other types of rodents due to their charming demeanor and bushy tails, they are still rodents that can carry dangerous disease-causing germs. Wild squirrels can carry bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, rabies, and Salmonella.
  • Squirrels pose a threat to the structural integrity of your home. Squirrels can quickly work through your attic’s insulation system, chewing through wiring and compromising the construction of the attic if a colony of squirrels finds a refuge and breed.

Signs That You Have a Squirrel in Your Home

  • Scratching noises in the attic. Those scratching noises come from the squirrels searching for food and nesting materials, and fighting with each other for territory.
  • Fecal matter. Squirrel fecal matter tends to look like rice. Sometimes the squirrel’s species can be identified via its droppings.
  • Outside inspection reveals holes with ragged edges. Holes created by squirrels tend to have rough edges due to the design of their incisors, with the squirrels only needing an entry point of just a couple of inches for their head and body to fit.

Why Critter Control® of Fort Lauderdale Florida Is The Right Choice

At Critter Control® Fort Lauderdale, we have been able to forge relationships with homeowners in the Ft. Lauderdale area who were in need of a way to remove and prevent rodent infestations. Not only will our skilled technicians remove the invaders in a safe and humane way, but we’ll also clean and restore any damage the squirrels left behind, and seal any holes they made to ensure they can never return. For your free consultation, call us today at 954-467-6067.