You may have been seeing, or even hearing, signs of squirrels in your walls, attic, or basement this winter. Why do these furry little creatures turn in to home invaders in the cold and how do you get rid of them? Environmental Pest Management can help.
Can you hear that? That scampering sound! It sounds like it’s coming from the attic! If this is a scene from your own home, you might want to consider the possibility that you have a squirrel or two, or perhaps even more, taking up residence for the winter in your attic or walls.
No homeowner enjoys dealing with any pest in their home, let alone a squirrel. While you might think that squirrels are cute and harmless, these fuzzy critters can cause damage to your home.
If you have squirrels enjoying a winter vacation in your warm and cozy home, it is time to call Environmental Pest Management to remove the squirrels and prevent them from coming back. Whether removing squirrels from your attic or making recommendations to keep them out, you are in good hands with Environmental Pest Management. You can also trust that our methods are safe for your family, pets, and the planet.
Preventing Squirrels From Coming in the House
Winterizing your home is a great way to jumpstart your critter control plan. Ensuring windows and doors seal properly, and that there are no cracks or holes in the exterior of your home will help prevent any pest from getting inside.
Evaluating your home for any issues that might allow squirrels to infiltrate your home is an excellent way to prepare for winter and prevent all sorts of unwanted pests. If you need help assessing your situation or developing a plan to keep pests out, Environmental Pest Management will be happy to help you protect your home.
Winterizing your home is your best defense against pests entering your home during the cold winter months.
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Why Are There Squirrels in The House?
When you discover squirrels in your home, you might wonder how they got there and why. The cold weather prompts squirrels and other small animals to seek warmth and shelter, so your house quickly becomes a haven. If you have not adequately winterized your home for critter control, you may be looking at a squirrely situation.
Squirrels can enter your attic, garage, or other areas of your home through cracks or holes in your walls or loose roofing. They can also come through your chimney. Regardless of how they enter, once they are in, they can cause extensive amounts of damage.
Gnawing on cords, cables, or wires, or shredding insulation, these nuisances can quickly destroy areas of your home, and even create fire hazards. Their feces and urine can also create quite a disgusting mess. They can build nests in your walls and create burrows that can potentially allow other pests to enter your home. All in all, a squirrel infestation will not be an enjoyable experience, and the resulting damage can be very frustrating.
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Squirrel Dangers and Diseases
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes a few diseases that squirrels carry, and a few of them are dangerous to humans. These include ringworm, plague, typhus, and tularemia. These diseases are transmitted through bites or another direct contact with infected animals. Though it is possible for squirrels to get rabies, this is very uncommon.
The parasites squirrels carry are also a threat to your family and your home. Squirrels living in or near homes can pass ticks, mites, and fleas onto both you, your children, and your pets. These parasites can carry Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, or the virus that causes a type of encephalitis. If your home has become a haven for squirrels, it may also be a breeding ground for other pests that they carry with them.
If squirrels manage to find a way to get inside your home, you will need to remove them to prevent any damage to your home, potential fire hazards, and any health risks the squirrels may pose to you and your family.
There are some techniques you can try on your own to remove the squirrels, including using live traps or blocking the holes where they enter and exit their nesting area. However, the best way to be sure you effectively remove the squirrels is to enlist the help of professionals.
Environmental Pest Management will assess the situation, identify entry points to the home, and locate squirrel nesting areas. After our assessment, we will make a plan to remove unwanted guests from your home. Letting us handle the exclusion, removal, and prevention keeps you and your family out of harm’s way and reduces the amount of damage the squirrels can cause. And by trusting someone who has experience outwitting these resilient critters, you can have confidence that the squirrels are gone for good.
Let The Professionals Keep You From Going Nuts
Environmental Pest Management is available to help you with your squirrel infestation and prevention with quality service, experience, and a commitment to environmentally safe pest control.
If squirrels are driving you nuts this winter, and you aren’t sure where to turn, let Environmental Pest Management take care of the problem. Contact us today for a free inspection and to learn what we can do to remove pests from your home and keep them from coming back. We will evaluate both the inside and outside of your home and provide you with a customized plan and individualized service.
Leaving squirrel removal to Environmental Pest Management is your safest and smartest option. Keeping your home and family safe is your main priority, and we share that commitment to safety through a pest-free home and non-toxic solutions.
Whether you are dealing with a squirrel invasion or any other type of pests, such as spiders, rodents, bees, or termites, we are prepared to handle all of your critter control needs.
Don’t go nuts this winter, leave the squirrels to us and let us keep your home pest-free.