Squirrel in the Attic have become a growing issue in Oakland. Attics are warm and dry and a perfect place for squirrels to get out of the wild to give birth to their young. It’s not the noise in your attic that should worry you, but the damage squirrels can make by chewing!
Most commonly in Oakland, we find an adult female squirrel with babies in attics. Often, if you hear a scratching noise, this indicates a female squirrel is preparing to give birth. If you act quickly, you can circumvent this and hopefully minimize damage created by squirrels in the attic.
Besides squirrel infestations in your attic, you don’t want damage or odor coming from your attic! The noises from your attic are unnerving and a squirrel can cause potential fire hazards by chewing on your electrical wires. The biohazards of the urine and feces can also cause respiratory infections. Squirrel droppings can also carry parasites that are unhealthy for both your family and pets.
In October 2019, we were called out to a home in Oakland that squirrels had chewed electrical wires in their attic and caused 2 fires within 2 weeks! Check out this video!
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 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 spreadable.
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’ve seen are:
Squirrels leave urine and feces in attics, and carry parasites, making them carriers for the diseases that fleas, ticks, and more can transmit and spread. They leave lots of droppings, which can expose you to health risks such as leptospirosis or salmonella.
Common Squirrel Removal Tasks in Oakland:
Home Inspections to Find Entry Hole(s)
Remove Babies by Hand and Set Up Traps
Seal Shut Entry Holes after Removal
Clean & Sanitize the Attic – Remove Feces, Nesting Material, Food, Hair, Etc. & Spray with Enzyme Cleaner
Remove Solid Insulation & Replace With New Insulation Damage
If you hear scurrying or scratching in your attic, call your Oakland wildlife removal specialists as soon as possible. Our team is licensed and trained and will provide professional services with exemplary customer service.
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, which will make them 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.
To learn more about squirrel removal and prevention in the Oakland, TN area, follow us on Facebook , YouTube or Instagram. You can also call us at (901)305-4577. Our team is licensed and trained and will provide professional services with exemplary customer service.
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 Oakland area 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 in the Oakland area. We’ll also take the squirrels to a safer environment. Here are just a few of the item’s we’ll cover:
Make sure to choose the Memphis wildlife removal experts you can count on – Alpha Wildlife! To learn more about wildlife removal and prevention in the Memphis, TN area, follow us on Facebook or YouTube or call us at (901) 305-4577. Contact our squirrel control experts to remove squirrels in attics, walls, roofs/soffits, crawl spaces and chimneys along with their habits.
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.