What Can You Do to Prevent Squirrel Problems
During the inspection we will identify where they are entering your home and we will provide a plan for the removal and exclusion of the animals and how we will seal any possible openings. There are things you can do to help keep them out of your attic. They are smart and they know where to look for food. Bird feeders, plants and flower beds are common places to find destruction. You should also make sure that tree branches are cut away from the house. Long branches can act as bridges to enter your home. Trees too close to your home can become a great springboard for them to jump onto your roof. Removing the ways to get in can help a great deal.
Once they move into your attic they bring fleas and odors from their urine and feces. Squirrels have constantly growing teeth so they are always chewing. They need to chew to make sure they wear down their teeth. All that chewing can create serious problems. We find water lines, wiring and wood siding are chewed frequently in most attics. This can mean costly repairs for homeowners.
Squirrels in Attic
It is common to find squirrels in the attic in Owings Mills. Your attic is like a palace to them so they will do whatever it takes to find a way in. They do not care what they destroy in the process. This is especially true during the breeding season. That season is usually between April and May and August to September. They will tear up vents, roofs, shingles and siding as they make their way in. These critters will use and destroy your drywall and insulation when building nests for their young as well. They are also known to chew on electrical wiring. Like other rodents their teeth never stop growing so they chew on things to keep them filed down. Your wiring can be very damaged by these pests. The attic in your home is a quiet place and they will stay there as long as they can.
Flying Squirrel Problems In Owings Mills
Flying squirrels are nocturnal and you may hear scratching noises in the attic at night. They can do just as much damage as grey squirrels. They also like to chew on wiring and wood siding but they are smaller than the grey squirrels. This means they can get in through much smaller openings. We can locate the openings and seal them for you.
Squirrel Damage Repair
You may be left with a mess after all of the squirrels have been taken out of your attic. You will need clean up and possibly repairs to wiring or insulation. Chewed wiring can be a fire hazard in your home and will need to be fixed. We can assess your damages and complete any necessary repairs to your home in Baltimore County.
Along with the damages, we sometimes find dead bodies in attics. They attract other creatures to your attic. You don’t want to leave them there to draw insects and other animals inside bringing diseases with them. From the inspection to the repairs, we are prepared to help you from start to finish. Call us today!