With nighttime temperatures dropping past the comfort level of most bushy-tailed critters, more and more squirrels will be looking for safe and warm places to build their nests. Sometimes, you can have a squirrel infestation in your attic and not even know it, as squirrels can fit through holes the size of a nickel. If not caught soon enough, squirrels can completely wreck the inside of your home, costing you hundreds in repairs.
Can’t I Keep Them?
No. Squirrels may be cute, but they are more trouble then they’re worth. Not only are the known carriers of all sorts of diseases like rabies, but they also can cause a plethora of problems like:
- Noise Issues– As squirrels scurry around your attic looking for food, water, and materials to build their nest, they cause a great deal of noise. Scratching, squeaking, ripping, and gnawing noises are nearly impossible to ignore, especially during the night.
- Damages– When these critters decide to shack up with you, they need a convenient way to move from room to room, so if there aren’t any doors for them, they’ll make some. These holes will expose your attic to all the harsh outdoor elements, and leave room for other critters to join the infestation as well. Squirrels also love to use your soft and cushy attic insulation to build their nests, which will damage the walls of your home, drive your energy bills up, and possibly destroy your A/C unit.
How We Can Help
If you’ve got a hunch your attic is being overrun by uninvited guests, no need to worry. The experts at Critter Control® can help. Our technicians are trained in quickly and humanely removing all the critters from your home. We’ll also clean up any mess the squirrels may have left in their wake, including all entry and exit points, which will prevent them from coming back. Call us today to schedule your free consultation at 305-363-7136.