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How to Deal with Squirrels in Your Home

Squirrels can be entertaining when they are outside, but when they find their way into your home, they can cause a lot of damage and become a nuisance. If you’ve noticed squirrels in your home, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage and protect your family from potential health risks. Here’s what you need to know about dealing with squirrels in your home.

Identify the Problem

The first step in dealing with squirrels in your home is to identify the problem. This is often done by having a professional come out and inspect your home. Here are a few common signs of squirrels.  You may hear scratching or running noises in your attic or walls, notice gnaw marks on wood or wires, or see droppings around your home. 

Prevent Further Entry

After the squirrels have been removed from your home, it’s important to prevent further entry. Squirrels can fit through small gaps and holes that are only 1.5 inches wide so it’s important to seal up any potential entry points around your home. This may include sealing gaps around windows and doors, repairing damaged screens, and sealing holes in your roof or walls. It’s also important to trim back any overhanging branches or trees that may provide squirrels with a way to access your home. Adam’s not only removes squirrels from your home, but we are also able to do these repairs through our sister company (Cardinal Exteriors, cardinalexteriors.com).

Call a Wildlife Control Professional

Dealing with squirrels in your home can be dangerous and should be left to the professionals. A wildlife control professional like Adam’s Pest Control can help you safely remove squirrels from your home and prevent them from returning. They can also assess the damage and help you develop a plan to repair any damage and prevent further entry. It’s important to choose a reputable wildlife control professional who has experience dealing with squirrels and other wildlife.

Additional Info

How Squirrels Get Into Homes: https://www.adamspestcontrol.com/blog/how-squirrels-get-into-homes/
Adam’s Squirrel Page: https://www.adamspestcontrol.com/pest/squirrels/

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