Dealing with squirrels and pests in your Atlanta home can be incredibly frustrating. In many cases, we don’t even know that they’ve invaded our space until they cause a serious issue. That’s because they prefer to hide in places we don’t usually explore: inside walls, crawl spaces, attics, and basements. They can get in through the smallest of cracks, disrupting your life and causing serious home damage.
Squirrels are one of the most popular wildlife creatures that can get into your home. While they look cute outside, they can cause real harm when they overrun your space. Preventing a squirrel invasion is really important since it is more difficult to fix the issue once the squirrels enter your home.
Squirrel removal can be dangerous and pose a real threat, therefore, it is best to leave it to the professionals at Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control. If you are looking to protect your Atlanta home from pests, read on.
Where Can Squirrels Enter My Home?
Squirrels and other pests can get into your home in a number of different ways; through tree lines, small holes in the side of your home, or through an open area in your attic. You can prevent squirrels and pests from entering your Atlanta home by trimming back overhanging tree branches, taking care of power lines, and sealing any holes on the siding of your home.
One area that squirrels can easily get into is your attic. Once inhibited, they can start chewing away at the walls and electrical wiring, potentially causing an electrical fire. That’s why it’s incredibly important to take care of a squirrel problem as soon as possible.
Another popular place that squirrels congregate is your trash can. Pests, including squirrels, love to climb into trash cans. We recommend sealing your trash and ensuring that all entry points to your garage are sealed off, especially at night.
Around the exterior of your home, be sure to seal off any entry points and routinely look for holes that provide direct access into your home. This will help to protect against any unwanted visitors.
Warning Signs of Squirrels and other Pests
It’s important to be on the lookout for the signs of squirrels in your home to see if you have a problem. You may hear them running around in your walls or in your attic. You’ll also want to take a look for these signs:
- Chewed holes: Squirrels can chew an entry way into the side of your home.
- Claw marks: If you look closely, you’ll be able to spot claw marks inside of your home or garage where the squirrel is travelling.
- Droppings: Squirrel droppings are brown, oval, and smooth. You’ll likely find them within your attic.
- Wood damage: Squirrels can gnaw into anything with their strong teeth, frequently chewing on wood or insulation.
What to do if you have a Squirrel Problem in your Atlanta Home
If you suspect squirrels are sneaking into your home, it’s important to let a professional handle the situation. Squirrel and pest control is complicated and dangerous. At Healthy Home Termite & Pest control, our experienced technicians will safely remove the pest from your home, so you can have a healthy, happy home.
We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service. In addition to taking care of your pest problem, we’ll take the steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Whether you’re soliciting our traditional methods, or our environmentally friendly options, our results are the same.
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