What are the easiest ways to keep squirrels out of attics?

What are the easiest ways to keep squirrels out of attics?

There is no easy way to keep squirrels out of your attic. There only ways that work, and ways that don’t. Squirrels are aggressive and territorial and they are not afraid to attack if they feel their nest is in danger. The best way to get rid of a squirrel in your attic is to prevent the squirrel from entering in the first place. 

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Many people think they can keep squirrels away with hot sauce. They mix it with water and spray it all over the place in the hopes the squirrels will try to chew on or eat something and get a sharp blast of heat. While this is something that will severely anger a squirrel, it may not be enough to get them off your property. They will simply find another food source. Other attempts at keeping them away with a spike strip and other devices will also fail, squirrels are very agile and can walk safely on just about any surface.

The only real way to keep squirrels out of your attic is with a process called exclusion. Exclusion is the process of sealing off areas of your home that animals could get into with various materials like flashing, steel mesh and cages for vents and other opening. The technician will be able to guide you through the installation process, sealing areas like the soffits, the drip edge and reinforcing the fascia. They can seal holes in your roof, cap soffits and exclude vents. Any opening an animal could get into can be closed without interrupting its purpose. For example, the facia vents are extremely easy for almost all pests and wildlife to get into. They need only rip off a shingle and chew through a vapour barrier and they are home free. In your attic, safe and sound with their new family of kits. This is the worst thing that could happen to your home. The animals in your attic will destroy it, from defecating and urinating on the insulation until it drips through your ceiling to chewing on wires and causing an electrical fire. They are a serious threat and must be removed right away. 

If you have a squirrel in your attic then call the professionals at Squirrel Control. Our technicians can get that squirrel out, humanely and with her babies allowing her to find a new place to nest. 

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