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5 Signs You May Have Squirrels in Your Attic

Living with squirrels in your attic is more than just a nuisance. These small critters can wreak havoc on your home and wiring. It's best to recognize the signs of squirrels in your attic as quickly as possible before a large infestation occurs.

squirrel on deck after gaining access from power line

How Do Squirrels Gain Access to Your Attic?

Squirrels are expert climbers, and they use that ability to climb trees, power lines, and utility poles to gain access to your warm and secure attic. Once squirrels reach your roof, they will search for a small opening or chew their way through.

Signs That Indicate You May Have Squirrels in Your Attic

  1. Noise coming from the attic during the day is often a sign of squirrels. Unlike rats and mice, squirrels are most active during the daytime.
  2. Squirrels like to sleep in warm and cozy places. Check for signs of matted insulation.
  3. Visible excrement is a sure sign that critters have been in your attic.
  4. You may see a hole in the attic where the squirrels entered.
  5. Examine the wiring in your attic for bite marks.

What Should You Do if You Have Squirrels in Your Attic?

Once you have confirmed that there are squirrels in your attic, it’s best to take immediate action to get them out. Contact a reputable pest control company in your area that specializes in squirrel removal.

You can also get rid of the squirrels on your own with the right tools and patience. If you plan to remove the squirrels by yourself, be sure you have the necessary equipment. There are a variety of squirrel traps available. Humane squirrel traps and baits are an effective way to trap and release squirrels.

To deter squirrels from taking up residence in your attic in the future, it’s important to take preventative measures. Seal any holes and other points of entry to help prevent squirrels from entering your attic. Squirrels often gain access to roofs and attics by climbing utility poles and power lines. Fortunately, Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard systems create safe barriers that prevent squirrels and other critters from gaining access to the power lines and your attic.

To learn more about Critter Guard and how our products can keep your power on and squirrels out of your attic, contact us today!

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