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 some behavioural level, that this will happen if they do not chew on absolutely everything they find. Their favourite thing to chew on is aluminum, concrete and plastic. These materials grind their teeth down. 

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Because of this when a squirrel enters your attic or comes onto your property they will start chewing on things, they may not be trying to enter the attic but they will seem like they are and it should always be assumed that they are a female trying to enter the attic to give birth. That is just a given at this point. Squirrels are not trying to harm your home, it is just their natural state to destroy everything they come across.

For this reason, you should take extra precautions to protect your home and attic from squirrel and raccoon infestation. While a raccoon will destroy your entire attic the squirrel will poop much less and urinate less but will chew on everything including electrical wires that can easily start an attic fire that is very hard to fight and can easily bring your entire house to the ground in a matter of hours. 

This is a terrifying concept so it is very important to exclude and protect your home before squirrels try to get into the attic and start a fire. Otherwise, you will have to call a technician to get the animal out which can take as long a whole week!

Squirrels truly are one of the most dangerous infestations a person can have, right up there with mice and rats in the house and a raccoon in the attic. They may not be as dirty, they may not be the vector species for rabies or have feces that can kill you just by being in the same room as it but they can rip your attic to shreds and burn your house down. So call Squirrel Control and get your home fully excluded with caps, cages and steel mesh. We can keep the squirrel out for good and we also offer a full two-year warranty on all of our work, why wait? Call us now! 

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