Can Squirrels Chew Through Drywall

Can Squirrels Eat Through Drywall?

Is there a squirrel giving you trouble? These little critters are surprisingly destructive. They can chew through the toughest materials, getting into attics and walls, destroying the insulation, and chewing through wires. They pose a fire risk as well as a health hazard. Squirrel invasions must therefore be taken seriously. If you are worried that a squirrel is nesting somewhere on your property, give us a call for an inspection. We provide effective squirrel removal services throughout the GTA and beyond.

Squirrels can chew through anything. Where there’s a gap, they can chew it wider and wriggle themselves through. So, if there were a gap in a piece of drywall, yes, in theory, a squirrel could chew through it. Chewing through drywall is unusual, however. Squirrels usually chew through shingles, fascia boards, soffits, and vents. They look for gaps on the exterior of the roof, then widen them further. Once through the roof, they nest in the soffit overhang or somewhere in the attic’s insulation. Their strong teeth help them build nests, manipulate their environments, and eat tough nuts.

Signs There Are Squirrels on Your Property

If there are squirrels in your attic, you may hear them scratching, squealing, and thumping around in there during the day. Noises in the attic often seem louder than they should be because they are empty. Hearing any kind of movement is a strong indication that there are animals there. Watch your roof and see if you notice a lot of squirrel activity. You may find that they go back and forth to your roof. If you can, you can also check on the attic itself. Look for droppings and damaged insulation. Squirrel nests smell badly of urine.

How to Remove Squirrels Humanely

Call a wildlife removal company for safe squirrel removal. Handling the animal yourself can be dangerous. Squirrels will attack when they feel threatened, which can hurt you and even make you sick with disease. Trapping is inhumane, and relocating is illegal in Ontario. Hire a professional and he or she will install a one-way door at the entrance of the squirrel’s nest. This will let the animal leave on its own, then prevent it from coming back. A licensed technician can also squirrel-proof the rest of your roof, covering roof vents and other vulnerabilities so this doesn’t happen again.

The technicians at Squirrel Control are thoroughly trained, experienced, and equipped to solve your squirrel problem. No matter the severity of the problem, we can help. Whether the squirrel has made its way into the wall or is nesting in the attic, we have got you covered. We offer humane and effective solutions so that no one gets hurt. We take pride in our work and are so sure of our services that they come with a 2-year warranty. Reach out to us today if you have any questions, or if you’d like to book an inspection.

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