Problems Squirrels Cause In Tequesta
June 5, 2018
While most people don't mind seeing squirrels scampering around on their Tequesta property, they can become a nightmare if they take up residence inside wall voids and attic spaces. Not only do they make noise that can possibly disturb your sleep, they can cause all sorts of other problems when they are allowed to stay.
The Problems With Squirrels In Homes And Businesses
Squirrels leave feces everywhere. These creatures are able to leave droppings as they travel, so their feces will not be collected into one spot if they take up residence in your attic. Droppings will be spread around wherever they roam. And, like other rodent droppings, they can be a source of Leptospirosis, salmonella, and more.
Squirrels chew on things. Like other rodents, squirrels love to chew. Not only will they chew on small holes and make them larger, they may chew fresh holes, or chew on other things such as stored items and wires inside wall voids.
Squirrel damage can lead to moisture damage. If there are holes being created in the roof area, there is a good chance that rain and humidity will be getting into your home. This can create wood rot and a host of other issues.
Squirrels will let cool/warm air escape. Holes in your home will allow hot air in, and cool air out, which could increase your electric bills considerably.
Squirrels will let other pests in. A hole big enough for a squirrel will be big enough for mice and rats, and definitely bugs.
How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Tequesta Home Or Business
There are a few things home and business owners can do to try and keep these frisky, damage-causing critters out.
Don't provide them with food. Food sources both intentional and unintentional will lure squirrels in close to your exterior walls and will increase the chances of an infestation.
Trim back trees and bushes from your walls so that squirrels don't have easy access to your walls and roof areas.
Seal up all gaps, cracks, and holes in your home or business, especially around the roof area.
How Nozzle Can Help
If you know you have squirrels nesting on your property, it is important to contact a professional to remove them. Squirrels are wild animals and can become dangerous to people or belongings when cornered. Reach out to Nozzle Nolen today for assistance with squirrel removal, for help with squirrel prevention, or with any other pest concerns. Give us a call to get started.
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