4 Household Nuisances Caused by Squirrels | Critter Control Tampa

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4 Household Nuisances Caused by SquirrelsWhen wildlife doesn’t stay in the wild, these animals can become troublesome nuisances around your residence. This is often the case when squirrels create nests in your attic or crawl space, get into your walls, or move into other areas of your residential property. Squirrels can cause extensive damage to your home due to the frequency of activities like chewing, mating, nesting, and traveling in and out of your house. Here are a few examples of the damage squirrels can cause to your home and why our humane trapping services are your best solutions.

  1. Gnawing

Like many other rodents, squirrels have large front teeth that continue growing throughout their lifetimes. This causes avid chewing. From your fascia and insulation to wood and electrical wires, a squirrel’s incessant gnawing behavior can destroy large swaths of material in your home and cause potential fire hazards.

  1. Nesting

Female squirrels deliver two litters each year. They’ll build a nest in your home—dragging leaves, twigs, and other debris into your attic—and chew up your insulation to use as nesting material. Unchecked, these animals will continue procreating in your home, returning again and again to the nest they’re familiar with to deliver more litters.

  1. Droppings and Urine

These “cute” little rodents don’t care where they relieve themselves. So, when they set up house in your attic, you can expect them to leave droppings and urine everywhere they go. It’s unsanitary, unwelcome, and unpleasant. The odor of urine can become quite strong, and you may see visible stains on your ceiling.

  1. Hard to Catch

Poisons, repellents, sprays, and over-the-counter “rodent-removal” gimmicks and products generally don’t work well for squirrel removal. Squirrels typically just ignore them; they’re too smart to get trapped in a snare inside your attic, and traps outside the area won’t effectively catch all your rodent tenants. Even when you do trap or scare some of them away, they’ll return next mating season if you don’t take the necessary precautions to seal-up their entry points.

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For skilled squirrel removal and exclusion services, you need wildlife removal experts. At Critter Control® of Tampa, our technicians are trained to deal with these animals safely and humanely. And once we’ve eliminated your wildlife pest problem, we also offer cleaning services to remove their urine and feces. If insulation replacement is necessary, we’re equipped to perform that remediation service, as well. To remove squirrels from your attic for good, with effective, humane methods, turn to Critter Control® of Tampa by calling 813-948-0870 today.

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