Hearing squirrels in your walls might sound a little bit unnerving because all you will hear is constant rustling, pitter-patter, and gnawing. These sounds may be very faint or may be very audible depending where the squirrel is located. You will also hear these sounds at odd hours of the day since the squirrel is always going inside at outside. In the case of babies, you might hear them scream and squeal for their mother as the mother goes away to retrieve materials for their nest and food.
If you hear a squirrel somewhere in your wall, or something else, contact Squirrel Control for affordable squirrel removal.
Squirrels can get inside your walls by exploiting entry points around the roof area of the building. One of the most common ways for squirrels to take advantage of these entry points is through the use of force. They will either chew through metal flashing or will push the soffit open. Squirrels can do extensive damage to the attic and you will need professional intervention.
A technician is able to find the exact location from where the squirrel got in. To get the squirrel out, the technician will use an ingenious device called the One-Way Door. The One-Way Door, as the name already implies, let’s the squirrel pass the tunnel-like contraption once before the squirrel gets locked out. The squirrel is then forced to look for a place elsewhere.
Squirrels can be incredibly destructive and can damage the insulation and leave it in such as state that a thorough decontamination and re-installment is needed. Even though these critters are small in size, they leave a big mess behind!
The best way to prevent squirrels from entering uninvited are recognizing the signs. Apart from hearing noises in the early mornings, these are the signs that can help you to check if you have squirrels:
- Strong smell of urine and feces. This can be so strong that it can permeate through your home!
- You can find squirrel droppings around the front yard and backyard. If they are in the attic, you can find them scattered.
- Damaged roof shingles. Squirrels have sharp paws that can damage your shingles.
- Seeing squirrels in your back or front yard at strange periods. You might have to tail them and see if they enter your property!
Squirrels can cost homeowners heaps of money. Hard to imagine that squirrels can terrorize homes like this, but those who had to experience the wrath of these seemingly cute animals, know better than to judge them by their looks! If you are in need of squirrel removal and recognize these signs, then give us a call at Squirrel Control!