The Dangers of Having Squirrels in Your Attic | Critter Control Tampa

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Some of the most common critters found living in the attics of Tampa homes and businesses are squirrels. Their small size and exceptional climbing skills allow them to easily get onto roofs where they enter by chewing through the structure or climbing through an opening that is already present. Squirrels seek food and shelter, particularly during the peak of spring and fall. Mother squirrels especially love the warmth and protection your attic provides when preparing to birth their young.

Unfortunately for residents, squirrels create a lot of noise and destruction through their excessive chewing on electrical wiring, wood, and insulation along with their constant scurrying. These behaviors are not only disruptive to those in the building but could also cause structural damage. Squirrels can create fire hazards to homes by chewing on power lines near the building and by bringing nesting materials such as leaves and moss inside from the outdoors

In addition, the squirrel’s fecal matter and urine also soil and contaminate insulation, which can be harmful to your health. If you have a squirrel infestation, attic decontamination services are definitely recommended to remove the odors, prevent other squirrels from being attracted to the scent, and to ensure your attic is thoroughly cleaned.

Most times getting rid of squirrels is more complex than just removing them with live traps. Other things to take into consideration include dropping/feces removal, exclusion, prevention/control, and attic insulation/restoration repairs.

If you suspect potential squirrel problems in your home or business, call the wildlife experts at Critter Control® of Tampa. With over three decades of experience, we know how to evict all unwanted houseguests from your attic. We will safely and humanely remove the squirrels, perform all necessary repairs, and clean up any messes left behind. For more information on all of the squirrel services we offer, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 813-948-0870.

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