How Do Squirrels Get In My Attic?

These cute and bushy-tailed critters are the most common type of animal you’ll find sneaking into your attic. They come for the easy access to food and stay for the warmth and shelter. As much as any animal lover would want to let them stay, having squirrels in your attic will cause lots of structural damage that could be costly, and could spread harmful diseases to you and your family. The most important thing to do when squirrels have invaded is to understand how they got in, so you can prevent future infestations.

Grand Entrances

Squirrels can get into your attic through multiple avenues:

  • Through small holes in your roof and soffits. The holes only need to be 1.5 inches in diameter for most squirrels to fit though
  • Through your chimney
  • Through your garage, chewing through any weak points in the ceiling or walls
  • Under stairs or decks

Essentially, anywhere there is a small hole squirrels can either fit through or widen with their incisors is a potential way they can gain entry to your attic or home. You can prevent infestations by regularly checking around the exterior of your home for these small holes in your soffits or below your porches. This can be especially crucial if you have squirrels that like to hang around your home already.

We’ll Do Our Part

If you believe you have squirrels currently living in your attic, contact the experts at Critter Control® Gainesville immediately. We’ll work with you to come up with the best way to remove these pesky vermin from your attic. If you have questions, or would like to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 352-372-3922.