2 Things You Can Do To Help Get Rid Of Squirrels

12 June 2023
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Squirrels may look cute with their bushy tails and cute faces, but they are destructive critters, and you don't want them to live in your attic or crawlspace. Because squirrels are rodents, they have teeth that grow from birth until they die. They must chew and nibble on things to keep their teeth down to a reasonable length. That means they will chew on your house, wires, insulation, and anything else near their mouth. In fact, squirrels are so destructive they can actually cause house fires because they chew on the wires and cause shorts. You need to figure out how to get rid of them. The best way to do it is to call an exterminator, but there are some things you can do while waiting for them to come to your house. 

Look For Entry Points

One very helpful thing you can do to work on getting rid of your squirrel problem before the exterminator can get to your house is to see if you can find where the squirrels are getting into your house. The entry point is generally on your eaves or your roof. It won't necessarily be a big hole since squirrels can squish down reasonably well, but you should be able to see it. You might want to use a flashlight to shine it on the area and get a good view that way. If it's in the winter and you have snow, you can look around to see if you can see any footprints that lead to a particular area. 

Cut Access Points

You also need to make sure that you get rid of any access routes that the squirrels may use to get up to your attic. If you have trees or saplings growing near your house, you might want to cut them down. Trim any bushes or shrubs the squirrels may use to climb up to your home and any overhanging branches. It won't completely stop them from being able to get into your attic, but it will make it harder for them to get there. The harder the place is to access, the less likely squirrels are to keep using it. 

You may think that squirrels are cute, but the second you realize that the noises you hear coming from your attic are squirrels, you will be less delighted by them. For more information, contact a company like Wild Life Control Services CT.