These cute, bushy-tailed critters are entertaining for us humans to feed. Unfortunately, that has encouraged them to lose their fear of us. Since they’ve become bolder, squirrels are more likely to wander into inhabited places like your home or garage. They can get into places like your attic and walls through small holes in your soffits, and once they’re in, it’s challenging to get them out.
Damages They Cause
Letting squirrels co-habituate with you can cause lots of problems in your home. You do not have to come into contact with a squirrel to catch diseases from them. Additionally, the longer they’re there, the more your home will feel like theirs, and the more damages they’ll make. Here are some of the few things squirrels can do to your home:
- Rip out the insulation in your walls and attic to make nests. This will up the cost of your energy bill.
- Chew the infrastructure of your home such as wooden beams and panels, baseboards, walls, and personal stored items.
- Stain your ceiling and walls with the buildup of their waste. This will also damage your insulation.
- Chew the electrical wiring in your walls, causing a fire hazard.
Why They’re Important
Squirrels have a huge impact on the environment around them. They act as a natural pest removal service around your yard and garden; that’s why we at Critter Control® Gainesville take squirrel safety seriously. Your home is no home for them, which Is why we use the utmost care when removing them. Our technicians are trained in safely trapping and handling squirrels, and relocating them into the wild.