While squirrels might be adorable, they can cause a great deal of damage to your home and property when they are left to their devices. They are agile and quick, leaving behind a mess in their wake. These little fluffy tailed rodents are nothing but a nuisance when they take over your property. Defense Pest Control Service is here to share tips to help you keep these pesky animals in their place and out of your property.
The key to keeping squirrels off your property is first being able to understand what makes them tick. Squirrels are most active during the day, unlike many other rodents. You can expect squirrels to make their nests in trees or other natural cavities. They will also build their nests in your attic if they get the chance. And lastly, squirrels store their food when it is in abundance. They will gather nuts, birdseed and berries to save for colder months.
Squirrel Property Damage in Attics & Homes
Like mentioned above, these animals are often a nuisance if they have made a nest on your property. It is even worse if they have built a nest in your attic or storage shed. They cause a great deal of damage when they are left unattended such as:
– Chewed wires & electrical cords
– Damage to wood siding
– Feces throughout your insulation
– Stolen birdseed from feeders
– Small holes throughout your lawn
– Nesting in chimneys
How to Keep Squirrels Away from Your House
Following are some of the ways you can make your property less appealing to squirrels.
Remove Squirrel’s Food: When they don’t have nuts, berries and birdseed to eat, they are less likely to stop and build their nest. Raking up any of these droppings from your trees will help keep squirrels away. Try to keep your yard neat and tidy so you can stay on top of any attractants that may be there.
Block Squirrel Access: There are several ways that squirrels can enter your home. One way is through your chimney. You can purchase grates that cover the top of your chimney so they can’t make their way down it to build their nest. If there are any trees near your home, keep them trimmed so they can’t jump onto your home. They can jump up to 10 feet, so you should keep that in mind while trimming. If there are electrical wires or phone lines near your home, covering the wires with plastic will make them more difficult for squirrels to balance on as they try to get to your home. And lastly, you can buy bird feeders that are squirrel proof so they cannot get into the birdseed.
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If you have a squirrel problem in your home or on your property, they can be difficult to remove on your own. You can rely on the pest experts at Defense Pest Control Service to get rid of any unwanted squirrels. Call us today!