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Why Do Squirrels Like Your Attic and Eaves?

Why Do Squirrels Like Your Attic and Eaves?

Squirrels are extremely adaptable to their environment especially when sharing that environment with humans.

In forested areas, squirrels have plenty of places to build nests, forage for food, and sharpen their teeth. When living in a neighborhood, their living space is limited as they must share the landscape with a house, shed, garage, and domestic outdoor pets.

Squirrels and Attics

One of the biggest attractions for urban squirrels is a cozy attic to hunker down in during the winter and as nesting places in the spring and summer.

Squirrels have two litters a year – March to May and July to August. During this time, moms-to-be are looking for a safe place to have their babies and a secure place to raise them.

As the babies mature, you’ll hear sounds emanating from the attic including chewing and scratching and the patter of feet. Unfortunately, squirrels love to chew and since they’re not in the forest, the next best thing is whatever is handy in your attic.

Along with chewing damage, there’s the mess that a group of baby squirrels can make. When your home is invaded, the best course of action is hiring a NJ squirrel removal pest service.

At Stern Environmental, we have NJ squirrel removal specialists with the knowledge and equipment to remove the squirrels from your home.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and structural damage occurs. Call us today for an inspection.

Tips to Squirrel-Proofing Your Yard; Making Your Home Less Attractive

Keep Pests Out
Squirrel Proofing Your Yard

While watching the squirrel show in your backyard is entertaining, these frisky acrobats can become too much of a problem if left to their own devices. When this happens, you’ll need to enlist the help of NJ squirrel control specialists.

Squirrel-Proofing Your Yard

Before the marauding squirrels take over your landscape, there are a few things you can do to make homesteading for the furry creates less attractive.

  • If you enjoy feeding the birds, you’re setting up an open buffet for squirrels, too. To prevent squirrels from eating birdseed, place a squirrel guard directly beneath the feeder. The slick material prevents squirrels from gripping the guard and prevents easy access to the food.
  • Set bird feeders away from fences, trees, or storage buildings. As you already know, squirrels are adept at climbing and leaping tall places in a single bound.
  • If you have trees that provide food for squirrels such as acorns and berries, remove the fallen food from your yard. If there’s no food supply, chances are, the squirrels will seek other locations.
  • Use only garbage cans with squirrel-proof lids.
  • Motion-activated sprinklers are a good way to relocate squirrels.
  • Squirrel repellent made of natural ingredients is a good deterrent.

When squirrels are out of control, our NJ squirrel control specialists at Stern Environmental Group can handle the situation with humane trapping. Contact us and we’ll schedule an appointment to relocate your resident squirrels, ASAP.