It’s a problem that you might have faced at some point in your life. You’re on the verge of sleep when you’re suddenly snapped to attention by the pitter-patter of paws from somewhere overhead. Once again, a family of squirrels is scampering around in the attic, making themselves completely at home.
They may seem harmless enough, but do not be deceived by their cute visage. Behind those soulful eyes lies a devious mind. Squirrels will make a mess of your attic space and may even gnaw through electrical wires. This is a particularly dangerous tendency because it has the potential to spark a house fire.
You certainly don’t want to lose your home because of a few reckless rodents. Here we’ll look at how you can get squirrels out of your attic and keep them out for good.
If squirrels have already infiltrated your home, the best way to get them out is to trap them. You might consider purchasing live traps. These usually consist of cages that the squirrel can enter, but will not be able to exit. This way, you will be able to catch the squirrels and release them back into the wild. If you prefer, you could also get a kill trap for the squirrels. This is grisly, but it is an effective way to get rid of your mischievous intruders.
Once the squirrels have been removed from your home, there are some precautions that you can take to ensure that no more can gain entry. Have your house inspected for potential entry points that could be used by squirrels and other pests. Once these areas are identified, seal them up tightly so that squirrels will get the message that they aren’t wanted in your home.
If squirrels have invaded your attic, it doesn’t have to be an unending battle. If you have reached the end of your rope with these furry little demons, we encourage you to contact us.
Here at Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control, we strive to keep pests out of your home and remove your headache of the unwanted visitors. Feel free to also check out our website to see all of the services that we have to offer.