Squirrels in Your Attic? Tips to Keep Squirrels Out

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Do you have unwanted houseguests living in the attic? When you hear the sound of scampering overhead, it could be a sign that you need to call a pest control company for assistance.

Squirrels are cute and fluffy, and many people find joy when they see squirrels in the yard. Some families even set out nuts and seeds to watch the squirrels collect their food storage.rodent

But don’t be deceived by the cuteness: these critters are rodents and can cause similar property damage as mice and rats. In fact, squirrels are prone to chew through things, which could result in expensive repairs to your home.

Do You Have a Squirrel Infestation?

Here are a few signs that might indicate a squirrel infestation in your attic or yard:

  • Chew marks
  • Chewed vents or wires
  • Chewing or scratching noises
  • Musty smell (caused by urine)
  • Dropping sightings
  • Damaged bird feeders
  • Eaten fruits or nuts
  • Uprooted flowers and plants
  • Small holes in the ground or the roof

It’s critical that you call a pest control expert as soon as you suspect a squirrel infestation. We’ll identify the problems and move these critters out of your home – helping to prevent additional damage to your property.

How to Manage Squirrel Issues

Not only can our pest control team help you control a squirrel infestation, but we can also offer tips to prevent rodent issues in the future.

The first tip is to avoid giving the squirrels any food sources. Even though it might seem fun to leave food out for them to find, it will bring the pests into your yard. Take down bird feeders while you are dealing with squirrels.

Trim the branches of nearby trees to prevent the rodents from moving from the trees onto your house. Any trees within 20 feet of the house need to be trimmed back to keep the squirrels from jumping onto the roof.

Any time there is a rodent or insect problem, our pro team is here to help. We offer proactive services to clean up a problem as quickly as possible, as well as ongoing support to minimize the risk of pest issues in the future. Call Riche’s Termite and Pest Service to learn about available services: (951) 233-7697.