Squirrels are cute and furry; their comical antics are quite entertaining as you watch them chase each other across your yard. However, they stop being so cute when they take up residence in your attic. The problem is, once they are in there they can be quite difficult to evict. What’s more, Georgia has strict laws regarding wildlife removal; so, attempting to take care of the problem on your own may not be a very good idea. Seeking professional wildlife nuisance control services can help you take back your home and get the animals out for good.
Why Do Wild Animals Move into Your Home?
Pests of any type will enter into a home for three basic things: food, water, and harborage. In the case of wild animals, that harborage usually involves nesting and giving birth to babies. Squirrels are often particularly destructive when they move into a house. They will tear up boxes, chew through wires, even chew rafters or through walls as they build their nests. They can get down in the walls to give birth and you may hear them scampering about and chattering in your house.
What Type of Damage can Wild Animals do to your Home?
The good news is that squirrels are diurnal meaning that they typically are up during the day and sleep at night (unlike raccoons which are nocturnal). The bad news is that squirrels can cause a great deal of damage to your home, including in the walls, the wiring, and any belongings you have stored where they have taken up residence. They can also carry diseases and bring fleas as well as other pests into your home. Wildlife nuisance control services can help you take back your home and prevent the destruction.
Do you need Wildlife Nuisance Control Services?
There are a few ways to tell if wildlife is living in your attic. The easiest way to tell is to do a visual inspection of the area. Do not get too close, but look around to see if there are any chewed boxes (this could also be rats or raccoons) or nesting material. If you hear noises in your attic or walls, such as scampering or chattering, then you likely have a problem. Some people actually see the animals enter the house through broken window, vents, or around the roofline or gutters. Just look for the telltale signs, and if you see evidence of animals in your attic, call a pro.
At North Fulton Pest Solutions, our wildlife nuisance control services can help ensure that your attic, basement, crawl space and other parts of your home are free from squirrels, opossums, raccoons and other wild animals. Our experienced technicians will inspect your property, help you identify access points into your home, and advise you on getting rid of the wildlife in your home and keeping it out. Let us help you protect your family and home.