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Six signs Of Squirrel Infestations

Six signs Of Squirrel Infestations

Now the winter is upon us and the squirrels are looking for the place to build their home. Because attics are offering warmth, shelter, and safety from predators, attics are an ideal place for squirrel to build their house. If you hear a strange noise and notice an activity in and around the house, you may need a squirrel removal professional.

Before hiring a professional, make sure you have a squirrel problem in your attic. Sometimes it can be very difficult to determine that you have a wildlife problem in your house. So, before making a decision of hiring a professional, check a few signs that indicate you might have a squirrel problem.

  1. Structural damage
    Like rodents, squirrels are the most common cause of substantial structural damage to your attic. Check the attic for a few things like damaged insulation, exposed wires and chewed vents. These creatures will chew through anything – electrical wires, structural wood, insulation shingles, aluminum and vents.
  2. Odor
    You may or may not have seen any other sign of the presence of squirrels in your attic, but you may have noticed a foul smell. Squirrel feces and urine, both can create a weird smell that seeps into the walls of your home. If you notice an awkward smell in the attic, you should call a wildlife removal professional to address the actual problem.
  3. Scampering sound
    Squirrels are very active creatures and they active during the day and night. If you have heard strange noise coming from the attic, there is a chance that you may have a squirrel problem.
  4. Damaged entry points
    Squirrels are not like other creatures. Generally, rats looking for small holes and raccoons will create large holes to get into your house. If you will see damage around the roof, fascia board, shingle damage or outer panels with all kinds of damage signs, it indicates that you have squirrel infestation.
  5. Droppings
    Droppings and urine in the attic are the signs that there are wildlife creatures in the attic. There is not a big difference between rodent droppings and squirrel droppings. It can be a very difficult for untrained eyes to determine the difference. So, if you find droppings, it is highly recommended to hire a professional for an assessment.
  6. Tracks
    It is very easy to address if the footprints you are seeing are from squirrel or other wildlife. Squirrel tracks look alike rabbit tracks. The rear paws are larger than front paws and have 5 toes. But the front paws only have four toes.

These are a few signs of the presence of a squirrel in your attic. If you are still confused and not sure which animal problem you are dealing, it is time to call a wildlife removal professional who can inspect the home and identify the types of animal you have.