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How Squirrels Get Into Homes

Squirrels are adorable mischievous pests. How cute are they as they gather up acorns and crack them open. They can be quite entertaining as they scurry about, playing and jumping from tree to tree.

But, when they get into homes, they are anything but fun. They can cause many a sleepless night, as they scratch at walls, run around attics and wreak havoc. Not to mention the damage that they can cause. Squirrels are known for sneaking into homes through the smallest of holes, through damaged areas or any type of small gap. They will chew their way through and once they get in often times they can’t get back out. They will proceed to cause some serious damage by chewing on insulation and electrical wires, they will make their nests and leave their urine and feces wherever they go. In any case, whether it’s the noise, the damage or the odor, the squirrels have to go. A professional pest control company with a wildlife management division can help you gain control of your squirrel problems.

Prevention is the best way to deal with pests of any kind, and squirrels are no different. You will need to close or seal up any potential entry points. You will need steel screening and flashing to prevent them from chewing their way in, especially as the weather gets colder. It’s probably a good idea to keep bird feeders away from your home, otherwise, you are enticing them closer and making your home look very appealing. You can trim back trees and remove wood and junk piles from your property to limit access to nesting and climbing close to your home.

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