… and your mind!
If you are hearing scratching noises in the walls, tiny footsteps on the ceiling or echoing from the vents, you may think you’re going mad. You can put your mind at ease somewhat, for what you are experiencing may not be bats in your belfry, but instead, squirrels in your attic. It’s important to take squirrel control measures quickly, for these playful, scampering rodents can wreak havoc in very little time.
Shelter From the Storm
Squirrels don’t hibernate, but in winter they will look for a suitable spot out of the elements. If they find an opening along the roof line or soffit into your attic, they will make themselves right at home. Insulation makes great nesting material and they may stay into the spring when it’s time to start a family.
From Nuisance to Threat
Squirrels are rodents, and as such, bring with them the same unsavory traits as their cousins. They can carry in fleas, ticks and lice. Urine and fecal matter cause odor and bacteria, damaging insulation and ceiling materials. Even worse, squirrels chew anything they can find, including rafters, drywall and electrical wiring.