When squirrels get into the roof of your home there are plenty of different materials for them to gnaw on. They can get into your attic through small holes they chew in your house’s walls or roof. Once inside they will look for a safe place to build a nest. This happens primarily throughout the spring breeding season. Mother squirrels need a safe and protected place to raise babies. While in your roof or attic squirrels are exposed to electrical wires and support beams. These are excellent materials to gnaw and control their growing teeth. Electrical wires that are exposed create a great risk, especially when next to insulation or the dry materials and nuts squirrels often carry inside attics. As soon as you suspect you have squirrels in your attic, you should start the process of their removal by calling the professionals.
When squirrels move into your attic they behave as if they were outdoors, chewing anything they can. Even if you have only had squirrels in your home for a few days, there is a fire hazard present and it must be addressed by professionals. Once the squirrel leaves, the wires they chewed are still left behind. Additionally, if you have squirrels in your attic during the spring and summer months, it is likely that babies are present. As they grow they will use your wires to file down their newly growing teeth.
It’s incredibly important to remove squirrels from your roof or attic at the earliest point of discovery. Early detection can help reduce damage. Something that starts as a small hole in your siding can increase to complete rewiring or repairs to the structure of your home. These concerns also pose a huge risk to the safety of the homeowner and their family.
Keep tabs on squirrel activity on your property. They have also been known to gnaw on car wires, decks and fences. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help with early detection or remove squirrels already living in your attic. Call Skedaddle at the first indication of a squirrel infestation – 1-888-592-0387