Squirrels, while cute, are classified as pests mainly because of their preference for living in houses. Good for them, not so good for you as a homeowner.
Here is a list of the “Top 10” squirrel complaints we receive:
- Noises in the attic
- Scratching in the attic
- Rolling sounds in the attic
- Walking (lightly) sounds in the attic
- Gnawing (there goes your roof) in the attic
- Squirrels living in the chimney of your house
- Squirrels when looking for food will steal birdseed
- A loose squirrel running wild in your house
- Squirrels love nuts and seeds but also wires, ducting and even pipes
- Bottom line is squirrels constitute a significant nuisance not to mention a costly expense
Squirrel Traits and what to watch and listen for:
Squirrels love attics. They are seemingly protected and “out of the way.” While their main foods are seeds and nuts that will not stop them from chomping down on just about anything that might be in your attic. Squirrels like wood, wires, metal, and other things are lying around loose. They establish territories and typically communicate with other squirrels via scent, flicking their tail, or even chattering.
Squirrels can be a nuisance.
Here is what to watch for when you think you may have a squirrel problem. The primary target for a squirrel when it comes to making a home is an attic.
Attics protect from the elements but also a seemingly safe place to make themselves at home.
Squirrels can make a lot of noise.
While the noise can be annoying it the other things that they do that can be costly. In fact, downright unsafe to you and your family. Eating through wires can cause a fire. When they make nests in your attic, it can fuel a fire. It is not uncommon for a squirrel to take up residence in your chimney and occasionally end up in your house. SO, BEWARE.
Squirrels can Also Carry Diseases:
In general, the diseases are not life threating, but that does not mean that you can’t get sick. Also, squirrels can and do carry parasites. Thus, they can be the conduit for a disease that ticks and fleas might carry, therefore making them a possible transmitter.
Because they leave a lot of droppings, all of which can manifest into health risks for you and your family.
Salmonella is one such potentially a disease that can get transmitted.
So, the big question is, “how do I rid the squirrels from my house or attic?”
While there is no universal answer as each situation is different, here are some of the more common ways of getting rid of the squirrels. Naturally, the easiest and most cost-effective approach would be to call Thomas Wildlife control and let our professional and very experienced professionals handle the job.
Naturally, you can try and do it yourself. It might require climbing a ladder, getting on your roof (watch out roofs are dangerous), finding the entry or multiple entry points, and then setting traps. One caution is the squirrels have eaten a hole in your roof trying to get inside the attic. In that case to really fix the issue one has to pull up part of the roof, cut out the rotten wood, set traps in the attic, replace the rotten wood, reset the tile (if that is what your roof is made of) so no leaks occur and then check out the repairs periodically to make sure they have been fixed.
All of this can be time-consuming and costly, even if you do it yourself; if this doesn’t sound like a good solution for you, then call the experts at Thomas Wildlife, the local experts.
Squirrel Control – Problem identified
Have squirrels invaded your property in Folsom, CA? They may seem cute, but squirrels can be carriers of diseases and left to their own devices, they can get into power lines and other unwanted spaces. If squirrels have decided to make your property their home, you need a fast, dependable squirrel control service that eliminates the problem efficiently. And that’s where Thomas Wildlife Control comes in.
We can HELP!
At Thomas Wildlife Control, our team of squirrel control experts can help eliminate your problem once and for all. When you call on us, we’ll arrive on the scene to evaluate the situation and implement solutions that work to not only rid you of squirrels but prevent them from returning.
With affordable rates and flexible scheduling, Thomas Wildlife Control is the team to turn to when squirrels wreak havoc on your property. For more information or to request a quote for our services, call us today.