Does Your Attic Have Squirrels?
Do you hear noises in your attic or your ceiling? Odds are you might have a squirrel friend in the attic. One of the most common noise complaints is hearing lots of “scratching” and a ton of running. This could be a warning sign that a female squirrel is preparing to have babies. This should need to be resolved immediately before the babies are young enough to start chewing on your home and wiring. Thousands of house fires are caused every year by chewing on electric wires.
If you do believe that there is a squirrel in your attic give us a call for a free inspection and quote. We will check for evidence in the attic, and potential entry points on the outside of the home.
Damage Squirrels Do in the Attic
While squirrels seem to be cute and cuddly, they won’t be when they are in your attic. Squirrels in the attic can cause thousands of dollars in damages and will put you and your family at risk. The most commons squirrels in California we deal with are the Grey Squirrels and Flying Squirrels and they are always trying to get into attics all over the state. Squirrels are part of the rodent family and share many similar behaviors such as nesting, chewing, and being a general menace inside the home.
As stated earlier, Thousands of house fires are caused every year by squirrels gnawing on electrical wires. Depending on how much damage they have done, disinfectants and parasite treatments may need to be done. Occasionally squirrels will get into the insulation to nest and cause major damage. Making it need to be replaced