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How To Prevent Squirrels From Living In Your Attic

The natural habitat of squirrels traditionally includes densely forested areas with high amounts of nut and acorn producing trees like oaks, pines and walnuts. Mixed, mature forests with continuous and thick canopies provide the ideal environment for squirrels to forage, nest and travel well above ground where they have good protection from predators. On the other hand, squirrels are also a very common sight in towns and cities like Milwaukee and it is not unheard of to have between 50 and 60 of these fuzzy critters living within a square kilometer. This often means homeowners are in need of professional squirrel control services, so keep reading to learn more about prevention and removal.

Inspect your room and gutters regularly for signs of rot and deterioration that could allow squirrels into your attic

Why Do Squirrels Prefer To Make Their Homes In Attics? 

The reason why your attic tends to be a favorite location of your neighborhood squirrels is because it provides ideal nesting conditions. There are a number of reasons for this, two of the most important ones being it provides a warm and dry place to stay during cold weather and also offers protection from both humans and predators because of the height. Once they gain access to the inside of your attic, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in building damage as a result of the squirrels’ nesting habits and an affinity for gnawing down their incisor teeth.

Signs That You May Have A Squirrel Infestation On Your Hands 

There are several simple signs that should signal a warning that you could be having a squirrel infestation on your hands. The first thing you need to keep an eye on (and an ear out for) is hearing noises primarily during the day. This is when the squirrels are most active; more specifically, the peak period for noise and activity is immediately after sunrise in the early morning. You should particularly pay attention to:

  • Scratching
  • Chewing
  • Scampering inside your attic

Many of these noises will typically be more frequent and louder if there are baby squirrels present. The presence of baby squirrels greatly complicates the removal process, though a professional removal company is always the recommended option for getting rid of a squirrel infestation.

Keep food waste secure to prevent squirrels from accessing an easy meal near your home

In Need Of A Squirrel Removal Specialist? Simply Get In Touch With Skedaddle 

The most important thing to keep in mind when dealing with a squirrel infestation on your property or in your home is that the problem needs to be taken care of immediately and in a humane way. There is no substitute for the knowledge and experience that come with a professional approach. If you need a reliable and effective professional to help control the squirrel population in your Milwaukee home, look no further than Skedaddle.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is THE squirrel control provider for you thanks to more than two decades of experience as well as a proven track record that includes more than 200,000 satisfied homeowners. Skedaddle puts a particular emphasis on humane removal techniques and methods, making them the perfect choice for your squirrel problem. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and ensure top notch squirrel control services for your home.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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