Squirrels may seem harmless, but if you are experiencing a squirrel infestation in your home then you should know that they can actually be dangerous. Squirrels will often find a home in your attic, chimney or small areas like crawlspaces in your basement. When you notice a potential squirrel infestation you need Raven Termite and Pest Control’s wildlife control services.
Squirrel Infestation – Where to Find Them
Open spaces like chimneys and crawl spaces are common sites for squirrel infestations, but they are in fact most commonly found in attics, which they access by chewing through a house’s roof. Plastic roof vents and the edges near gutters, where prolonged exposure to moisture causes shingles and boards to deteriorate faster than elsewhere, are two common entry points.
No matter how secure you think the exterior of your home is, there are many ways for squirrels to get in. Raven Termite and Pest Control’s wildlife control services will pinpoint the area that squirrels are entering your home and prevent further entry points.
What Kind of Risk Do Squirrels Pose?
A squirrel infestation is, in the first place, a nuisance. They will damage your property, by tearing up duct work and insulation and chewing through the material of your house. This damage creates potential entry points for other pests, like bats or insects. Squirrels will also create an odor in your home or office with their waste, especially if one dies in your attic, chimney or crawl space.
Squirrels chew on everything – they don’t differentiate between wiring and anything else. As such, a squirrel infestation in your attic constitutes a fire hazard and puts you and your family at genuine risk.
Squirrels are also potential carriers of various diseases, including tick fever and rabies.
Wildlife Control Services to Stop Those Pesky Squirrels
Do not try to deal with a squirrel infestation yourself. The removal of squirrels from your home, like any kind of wildlife or pest removal, is a job for professionals.
You can trust the experienced professionals at Raven Termite and Pest Control to deal with your squirrel infestation quickly and efficiently. To ensure the safety of your family and of your home get in touch with Raven Termite and Pest Control today.
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