Is That a Squirrel in My Attic?

It’s said that good things come in small packages. That certainly doesn’t hold true for finding squirrels in your attic, though. Watching them scamper across your yard hunting acorns is one thing. Having them settle in as unwanted roommates is another thing altogether.

If trees make good homes for squirrels, just imagine how much more appealing your attic is. Not only is it warm and dry, it offers more protection from predators that may threaten them outdoors. Thanks to their climbing ability, squirrels have access to every part of your home. Their size makes it easy for them to slip in through vents, loose shingles or any other gap they may find.

The first tell-tale sign is usually the skittering pitter-patter sound of the visitors running around overhead. Once a squirrel’s inside, the main threat they present comes from their razor-sharp teeth. They’re capable of chewing through wood, insulation and wiring, meaning nearly every surface of your home is in danger. You may also begin to notice a smell coming from their droppings and urine, which can cause damage to ceilings.

There’s no need for you to tackle this problem on your own. Our licensed technicians at Stern Environmental Group are experienced in humanely removing squirrels and performing a thorough clean-up and disinfecting. Contact us to find out how we can help.