Nothing is worse then waking up in the middle of the night to squirrels wrestling around in the attic and chewing on the structure and wires of the home. In fact, if these creatures are allowed to hang out in this area of the home for too long they will build enough a next and become a hazard.
This is why it is essential to trap them and relocate them to a different area outside far away from the home. Hiring an exterminator or expert in wild animal removal is also an optional if removing the squirrels from the home is too difficult of a task for the homeowner.
Once the squirrel removal has occurred within the attic it is essential to go around the space and block and repair any cracks and holes within the attic space that the squirrels are capable of crawling in through.
Repairing any broken windows within this space will also help prevent the animals from reentering. If there are holes within the roof, repairing the roof needs to occur too in order to keep the squirrels out for good. Keep in mind squirrels enter a home’s attic because it is warm in the cooler months and usually has installation that is soft for building nest, which is why making sure any vents, eave gaps and soffits are properly repaired as well since squirrels can get in through these areas too.
If squirrels are not caught and removed from a home’s attic severe wire damage could occur potentially causing an electrical fire and burning down the entire home. Squirrels can also shred attic vent ducts, insulation and pipe lines too, which can cause a homeowner even more costly issues.
Worse of all, squirrels leave their droppings and urine behind, which causes unsanitary conditions inside a home along with awful smelling odors. Sometimes squirrels will even die in the attic and begin to decompose and this causes unhealthy conditions for members living inside the home too. Squirrels also carry a number of zoonotic diseases that can cause illness in humans as well.
Therefore, if squirrel noises are coming from the home’s attic it is time to get a trap to trap them right away or call in professional help to rid them from the home for good. Remember not doing so will cause health issues or a possible house fire. Solving this squirrel problem quickly and safely is best.