If you hear a loud scurrying and running in your attic in the early morning, then you may have squirrels in your soffit. Squirrel movements are primarily first thing in the morning and just before sunset. They will use the soffits to move around your home to get to an entry point or an exit point. If a squirrel is in your soffit, they are most likely in your attic and insulation as well. Squirrels can also use your soffits to get to your soffit vents, roofline, or eave gaps. Once they get to these areas, squirrels will chew to make a hole and go back and forth. Call Alpha Wildlife at the first sign of a squirrel in the soffit of your Oakland home.
If you leave remnants of squirrels in your attic, such as droppings, urine, nesting material, food, hair, etc., these things can attract insects like roaches. Most importantly, the scent left behind often attract new squirrels to chew or break their way into your Oakland home once again. Mold can also grow on the areas in your attic with feces and urine and potentially cause respiratory infections and diseases that are easily transmittable.
If squirrels find any entry points into your home, they can get into your attic without any difficulties. They can squeeze into exceedingly small holes that seem too tiny for them. Squirrels can also be on your roof or soffit because they are on their way in or out of your attic. The squirrels will leave their nest several times a day in search for food. This is usually an indicator of a squirrel trying to care for its family somewhere in your home.
Sometimes their habitat gets damaged, and the wintery environment forces them to look for warmth and safety in a building or your home. Squirrels will tear up the dormers that meet the roofline of your home and get access to your attic. Their front teeth constantly grow, so to combat that and keep their teeth sharp, they chew, chew and chew – all day long!
Since squirrels are rodents that have front teeth that continue to grow, they constantly chew to keep their teeth sharp and manageable. Some of the most common squirrel problems in attics we have seen are:
The First signs that people will generally experience with squirrels, is a quick running or scurrying in your attic, just as the sun rises. This noise will generally continue for a few hours in the morning and then again in the afternoon, just before the sun sets. Most squirrels will typically sleep in your attic at night because your attic has become their new home. Squirrels will normally chew a baseball size hole in your Soffits, Roofline, Eaves, etc. Once inside, they chew electrical wires, create insulation damage, and contaminate your attic and home with their feces and urine.
It is possible for squirrels to carry parasites such as fleas, ticks, and more. This will make the squirrels potential carriers for diseases. They will leave lots of droppings in your home, which can expose you to health risks such as leptospirosis or salmonella.
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While many homeowners feel confident that they can address the situation by themselves, they oftentimes do not fix the entire issue at hand. Multiple home remedies have been attempted, such as leaving the light on in the attic, installing a strobe light, sprinkling cayenne pepper, and bleach. Ultimately, when you get tired of trying these old wives tale remedies, call the squirrel removal experts at (901) 305-4577.
Our trained technicians will inspect your home for entry points, set up traps, clean and sanitize the area, seal the entry, and discuss squirrel prevention. We will also take the squirrels to a safer environment. Here are just a few of the item’s we will cover:
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Alpha Wildlife offers squirrel removal in the greater Memphis, TN area, including Germantown Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Lakeland, Oakland, Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch, Lewisburg and all surrounding areas.