If you have ever seen a squirrel hopping around from perch to perch, you know that it can be a pleasure to watch their acrobatic adventures. However, if you have ever had to deal with them around your home, you know that they can become a nuisance quickly. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers squirrel removal services in Barrie and the surrounding area. One of the most important steps of our process involves determining how squirrels are getting into a home. These are some common entryways.
1. Roof Edges/Eaves
The edges of rooves are popular entry points for squirrels. They can find small openings and gaps to either squeeze through or widen with their sharp claws. Often, this issue is caused by a buildup of water. It may be due to clogged gutters, improper drip edge flashing or other such problems. The water damages the roof edge, making it easier for squirrels to create holes to get inside.
Once through a hole in the roof, the squirrel will often make a warm home for itself in the attic or wall. This provides them with warmth, protection and, frequently, access to food and resources. In other words, if squirrels can find ways to slip through the edges of rooves, they will.
2. Wall Vents
Another common entry point for squirrels is wall vents. These may be used to vent steam from kitchens, bathrooms or dryers. These vents are sometimes left unshielded in homes. However, even if they have a guard, squirrels may be able to find their way in. Again, they are very good at using their claws to create entryways where they need them.
Regular inspection of wall vents can help to prevent this issue. You can keep an eye out for any damage. Plus, if you notice any critters going in and out, you can make sure to call for squirrel removal right away.
3. Roof Vents and Protrusions
Similarly, roof vents can let squirrels get into your home. Roof vents may serve the same purpose as wall vents. Additionally, they are sometimes used to help circulate air through the attic, called gable vents.
These can be more challenging to check regularly. However, it is a good idea to periodically go up on your roof if it is safe to do so. Additionally, it is important to ensure that they are properly guarded to prevent any wildlife from climbing inside.
The Importance of Professional Wildlife Control in Barrie
Dealing with squirrels in your home can be both frustrating and potentially dangerous. While squirrels are usually very skittish, they can bite and scratch if they feel cornered or if they are protecting their young. Furthermore, they can carry various diseases, many of which can be transmitted via their droppings and their nests.
In other words, you don’t want to leave a squirrel problem once you have noticed it. Furthermore, you should not attempt to handle squirrels yourself. They may look harmless (and generally are), but if you don’t know what you are doing, you may find yourself dealing with a potentially significant illness.
Instead, call for professional wildlife control. The Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control team uses a proven-effective three-step process to address the problem, clean the area and prevent future infestations.
Schedule Squirrel Removal for Your Barrie Home
Do you think you may have a squirrel problem at your home or business? Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in Barrie today. We can provide highly effective services to control the squirrel problem and help to ensure the safety and health of you and your loved ones. Schedule an appointment today and we will help you identify the scope of the issue.