For many household pests, like squirrels, attics provide an inviting place to seek refuge from natural predators and the outdoor climate. However, once cozily inside, these animals can wreak havoc on your property and even impact your family’s health. If you detect the sound of squirrels in the attic, it’s important to know what to do next.
- Contact a Pest Removal Service
Squirrels often chew on wooden support beams, walls and even electrical wires, which can result in serious damage to your home. If you suspect that there may be squirrels living in your attic, your first step is to contact a rodent removal specialist right away. For your own safety, never attempt to handle a wild animal on your own.
- Replace Damaged Materials
After the squirrel or squirrels have been removed from your attic, you’ll need to replace any damaged insulation, wood and electrical wires. Fortunately, as part of Atticare’s rodent exclusion and animal waste removal services, our experienced team will help ensure a clean and rodent-free home. Besides replacing damaged insulation, we’ll use hospital-grade disinfectants to properly clean and sanitize the contaminated areas for a completely restored space.
- Rodent-Proof Your Home
As territorial animals, squirrels often mark their territory, leaving behind strong pheromones that can attract other unwanted guests. To help prevent future squirrel and rodent infestations, it’s crucial that you seal off any potential entry points. At Atticare, our professionals will fill in susceptible areas with mesh or expandable foam to keep pests out of your attic or crawlspace for good.
If there are squirrels making themselves at home in your attic, contact the experts at Atticare to schedule a free inspection.