Squirrels may appear to be simple creatures living a rather uneventful existence. However, they are highly active animals that can create a massive amount of destruction in a short matter of time. From overrunning bird-feeders to causing major power outages, these tenacious rodents are a pest to be taken seriously.
Squirrels in your attic
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of homes are destroyed each year by fires caused by squirrels chewing through electrical wires in the attics. The gray squirrels typically find their way inside homes from September to May. As many as ten male squirrels may occupy a single attic. They will huddle together for warmth during the winter and will destroy anything they can sink their teeth into. Because their teeth continue growing throughout their entire lives, they are constantly chewing to keep them trimmed. If they are in your attic, they are destroying your home.
To get inside, squirrels will chew through fascia boards, gable vents, ridge vents, and even shingles. Many homeowners don’t realize the damage is done until rain causes noticeable water damage. In addition to soiling drywall and insulation by urinating and defecating, squirrels will rip apart insulation to build their nest, leaving it useless for deterring heat loss.
The squirrel experts at Stern Environmental Group provide full service inspection, eradication, and minor repairs to keep squirrel problems from coming back. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.