For many living in the Tampa area, squirrels have gone from cute and fluffy critters you see in parks climbing trees, to a potentially costly nuisance found in attics of homes and businesses. These critters invade attics all over Tampa, wreaking havoc and causing damage as they build their nests and raise their young. Critter ControlÂ® is determined to change that. For decades, our expert technicians have been assisting customers with squirrel removal problems from all areas of the home, including the attic.
What are the Signs?
Some of the things you should look for when trying to determine if you have squirrels in your attic include:
- Scratching, thumping, or squeaking noises coming from the ceiling. Squirrels are larger than mice or rats, and make a bigger noise as a result.
- Droppings or the smell of urine, as well as damaged attic insulation or electrical wiring.
Why are squirrels such a problem?
In spite of their usual skittish behavior around humans, squirrels can become aggressive if they feel trapped or threatened, especially if they have babies present.
Additionally, as squirrels scavenge for materials to build their nests, they often take quite a toll on the health of your home. They are known to rip up attic insulation and other vital parts of your attic to help build their nests, and occasionally chew through electrical wiring, which poses a serious fire hazard.
Let Us Help
When you have squirrels residing in your attic, itâ€™s never recommended that you try and remove them on your own. Instead, let our technicians, who have a wealth of experience and cutting edge tools, remove them for you. Call us today at 813.948.0870 with any questions, or to schedule a home consultation.