Squirrels look adorable when they're playing in your yard, but your attitude will likely change if they find their way inside your home. Not only do squirrels inside your house make you and your household pets crazy, but they can also cause substantial damage to your home. In Indiana, a newly built community center dealt with $300,000 worth of squirrel damage.
The best way to prevent your building from sustaining significant and expensive squirrel damage is exploring how to get squirrels out of your house and then keeping them out. Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard help to prevent these small mammals from gaining access through utility poles and power lines and finding their way in a second time.
When you notice you have a squirrel in your home, stay calm. The odds are pretty good that the squirrel is already scared and wants to be out of the house just as much as you want it out. Frightening the animal can send it into an irrational frenzy. By staying calm, you have a much better chance of humanly getting the squirrel out of your house.
If the squirrel is in a room that has a lot of human activity, they'll actively seek a way out. Opening a window or door is the quickest way to provide them with a fast exit route. Once you've gotten the squirrel out of the house, look for the place that allowed them to gain entrance and work to prevent any further access.
When squirrels are in your attic or other secluded areas, the best way to remove them yourself is to purchase a squirrel-sized live trap and put a piece of corn, some peanut butter, or a handful of nuts inside. After catching the squirrel, you can easily relocate it to a new, outdoor location.
For squirrels that are trapped behind walls or who refuse to enter a live trap, your best course of action is to contact a professional who can quickly and humanely gets squirrels out of your house.
Getting squirrels out of your home is just the first step. The second step towards preventing costly squirrel damage is to prevent any further access. At Critter Guard, our Line Guard and Pole Guard are humane deterrents that are designed to discourage squirrels from using power lines to enter your home. Not only will these systems help keep squirrels out of your house but will also help to reduce the number of squirrel-induced blackouts you experience. For more information and to prevent outages in your area, contact us today.