Squirrel infestations carry many of the same features as mouse and rat infestations. Both pose health and safety risks, and feature many of the same identifying markers; however, there are a few differences. As squirrels are naturally tree animals they tend to take up residence in attics over other parts of the house. However, this is not to say that they have not been known to build nests in other parts of homes as well.
Squirrel infestations increase the risk of fire and electrocution from frayed wires, the introduction of fleas and ticks into the home, and the risk of infection with diseases like distemper and Lyme Disease.
Squirrels are generally larger in size than other rodents that might infest your home, but the signs identifying an infestation tend to be very similar, if not more obvious:
- Damaged, flattened, or displaced insulation
- Ceiling stains (urine)
- Chattering and scampering noises
- Gnaw marks
Healthy Home takes care of squirrels the way we would most other small wildlife infestations: inspection, exclusion, and a guarantee.
Once we’ve identified the entry point for your problem and sealed it off, it helps to determine any environmental factors that might have drawn the squirrels into your home in the first place. Removing branches that hang over your roof and provide easy access for squirrels and either relocating or disposing of bird feeders and seed near the house are all good ways to reduce your risk of squirrel infestation.
Think You Have a Squirrel Infestation?
Take the first steps in removing squirrels from your home today. Contact Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control, Inc. at 770.505.9040 or fill out our online contact form to get a quote.