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How long do squirrels remain in our houses?

How long do squirrels remain in our houses?

Unlike raccoons, squirrels are not long term visitors. Raccoons will live in an attic forever, they will never leave except to hunt at night. Squirrels only use the attic for a short time to get some very important things done, but they are both likely to destroy the attic in the process. The squirrel in…

How destructive are squirrels? 

How destructive are squirrels? 

Squirrels are not destructive. They are not intentionally destroying your attic, they are doing what evolution built them to do. Squirrels are rodents, and like mice and rats, their teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. This means if they do not wear down their teeth they can grow through their face. Squirrels are, on…

Do squirrels create latrines?

Do squirrels create latrines?

There are many types of squirrels and just as many species, over 200 globally so far with new species being discovered all the time. While many squirrels will defecate anywhere, even in their own nest certain squirrels, like the grey squirrel do as raccoons do and make themselves a special spot where they can urinate…

Can you protect your soffit with mesh roll

Can you protect your soffit with mesh roll

Soffits and fascia are a part of your home most people barely think about, and yet when it comes to weather, temperature and even your home’s aesthetic appeal is all based on the structure, cleanliness of your fascia and soffits. If they are dirty, broken or in bad shape, the entire value of your home…

Can squirrels spread coronavirus? 

Can squirrels spread coronavirus? 

Humans have always been plagued by the diseases of the animal kingdom. Why? Because we are also animals and our genetics is only a hop-skip and a jump from the great apes who gave us HIV and AIDs. Swine flu from pigs, bird flue from birds. Bats gave us Ebola and SARS and rats gave…

Can squirrels get inside through roof ridges

Can squirrels get inside through roof ridges

Ridge vents are a terrible invention. They look good and they do help ventilate the attic but they are an open door to wildlife and pests. If you or a previous owner of the house has installed ridge vents you will need to call a professional wildlife removal company to come and inspect the damage…

Can squirrels damage your roof solar panels

Can squirrels damage your roof solar panels

Many people in these modern days are opting for their own roof solar panels to cut down on the costly electric bill, especially in the winter. However, there is a dangerous threat to your solar panels and it does not come from the sun. It comes from pests and wild animals. Any animal that can…

Can squirrels damage a metal roof

Can squirrels damage a metal roof

Squirrels are a prolific and destructive pest that has infiltrated every aspect of society. Squirrels are so prolific the Empire State Building has to get them removed regularly. They infest both commercial and residential houses and building and their vicious teeth can get through many different materials from wood to aluminum. Squirrels can easily get…

Can squirrels be aggressive?

Can squirrels be aggressive?

When you see a skunk what is your first thought? To run away, right? To get as far away from it as possible. The same with a raccoon or any other scary wild animal. But what about squirrels? Most people think of them as cute little animals that collect nuts and run around like crazy…