squirrels climbing unprotected tree to access roof of home

When squirrels go searching for a new home, they look for locations that protect them from predators and the elements. What could be better than your attic? The space is warm, dry, and is rarely visited by humans and other animals. It's the perfect spot to build a nest and settle in. However, once squirrels gain access to your attic, they can wreak havoc on your home’s wooden structures, insulation, and power.

Squirrels Make Poor Houseguests

Squirrels' teeth never stop growing, so they are constantly chewing on objects that can help shorten and sharpen them. Wires, cables, and wooden structures found in your attic make for excellent chew toys. Once in your attic, squirrels can significantly damage the wires and cables in your home and destroy wood doors and window frames. Chewed, frayed, and damaged wires can cause power outages and sometimes even spark and cause fires, especially in spaces where discarded items are stored, such as attics. Weakened cables can also interrupt internet or television service.

Don't Invite Squirrels In

Squirrels often gain access to your roof and into your attic by traveling across power lines and climbing up trees. If your home has any other openings, squirrels will find them. The gaps do not have to be large for a squirrel to chew its way in. You can prevent squirrels from entering your home by:

  • Closing all openings by caulking or blocking any holes
  • Setting traps inside your attic to capture them
  • Installing Critter Guard’s humane wildlife control products

Once squirrels gain access to your home, it can be difficult to remove them. Having to set up traps around your home and contacting a professional to remove any trapped squirrels can be a real headache. Fortunately, our Pole Guard and Line Guard systems are designed to prevent squirrels from entering your home in the first place. By placing our Line Guard and Pole Guard products on power lines, utility poles, and trees, squirrels’ easy access to your roof and home is blocked. Stop inviting unwanted houseguests into your home. To learn more about our products, contact us today!