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Signs of Squirrels and How to Get Squirrels out of the Attic

Squirrels look cute, but only when they are outdoors.  Once inside your home, squirrels can wreak havoc.  Getting rid of squirrels quickly is essential.  Squirrels can chew through nearly anything with biting power of over 20,000 pounds per square inch.  And they don’t require much room to get into your house.  Gray squirrels can get through a hole as small as a quarter.  Flying squirrels can get through a hole the size of a nickel.

Damage caused by squirrels

1.Electrical wiring and insulation-Potentially causing a fire in your attic as well as the expense of replacing wiring 2.Eaves and siding-Causing thousands of dollars in structural repairs. 3.Utility power wires and cables causing a short at the transformer In addition to physical damage to your home, squirrels can carry diseases including rabies. So what do you do if you think squirrels are moving into and living in your home?

First look for signs.  Signs of squirrels in your home include:

1. Noise/Sounds including chewing or clicking noises 2.Odor from squirrel urine and feces 3.Squirrel droppings 4.Damage to the exterior of your home under eaves and around siding.  Usually they are both entry and exit holes. 5.A nest in your attic.  If it is a large mound, this likely indicates a gray squirrel.  If a smaller mound of soft materials it may indicate flying squirrels.

Second, put a plan together to get the squirrels living in your attic out.  There are a number of ways to do this:

1.Professional high intensity strobe lights can be very effective in deterring squirrels from living in your attic 2.Live traps-Squirrels are sometimes difficult to live catch so you may have to try placing the traps in several different areas and/or using different types of bait 3.A .22 rifle or pellet gun can help manage the squirrels on the outside of your home

Third, it’s time for Structural Repairs

After eliminating all of the squirrels from your attic, structural repairs are critical to insuring they don’t try to re-infest your home.  A licensed contractor can provide a number of options and repairs that are squirrel-proof, including the using of metal and wire mesh. When you call Synergy2 local wildlife removal services, we will be able to trap the animal quickly and effectively in order to put them back in the wild where they should be. We’ve got nothing against the little critters, but they’ve got no business hanging around your home. Do you have a creature that’s taken up residence in your home? If so, contact us today for effective and efficient wildlife removal. If you want to know more about wildlife trapping, or need pest control services in your Jackson, MS home or business please visit our site at https://synergy2ms.com.  Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 270 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here!  

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