Signs Of Squirrel Infestation And Wildlife Damage Around The Home
There are several signs to look for regarding squirrel problems. Squirrels tend to be territorial and will mark accordingly, some things to look for include chew marks, urine stained roof shingles, and of course, holes.
Pictures from left to right: 1. Squirrel damage to home 2. A good example of ineffective wildlife damage control, boards were used as a preventative tactic and the squirrels chewed right through them 3. Tree damage from squirrels marking their territory, a good sign squirrels are around 4. Hole in roof 5. Signs of chewing and impending attic invasion, there are also urine stained roof shingles in this area. Call us immediately if you see this around your house, as it is a sure sign the squirrels will be moving in soon. 6. An example of squirrels chewing through electrical wires, a very dangerous home hazard you should avoid.
Squirrels like to chew on trees and homes as a way to mark their territory; they also do it to gain access to various areas and to keep their large front incisor teeth nice and sharp. Squirrels can chew right through the middle of your cedar or composition roof. If there is one thing that we get more wildlife control calls and complaints about, it is squirrels. One might think that they are part of the beaver family because of how much they chew and destroy things. A squirrel’s brain is about the size of an average walnut, so you do not want one in your attic thinking that your electrical wires are tasty tree limbs.
If you’ve seen signs of squirrels around your home, we know what to do and we can humanely evict them for you. Squirrels can quickly destroy a home so don’t procrastinate, call us today. The humane way, in most cases, is the most cost effective method, so our services will save you money in the long run. After removal we’ll take steps to prevent additional wildlife from invading and damaging your home in the future.