Unwelcome Company: Squirrels in the Attic

Many people like squirrels. With their bushy tails and cute bounding squirrels in Gainesvillestrides, it’s easy to see why. When they’ve decided to invade your house, however, they’re not quite so endearing. Squirrels in your attic can cause serious damage to your home, increase health risks and create bothersome noises.

Consider Why Squirrels are an Issue

Although they may seem more adorable and less troublesome than other rodents, they bring their own set of problems, some of which include:


  • Extreme noise. Rats scratch and occasionally squeak, but squirrels jump, wrestle, play, chatter, and bump around for hours. If squirrels are living in your attic, you can say goodbye to sleep.
  • Exposing your roof. Squirrels often create multiple entry and exit holes to their dwelling. These openings have to be big enough for the adults to fit through and can leave your roof quite exposed when, especially with Florida’s unpredictable weather.
  • Home damage. Like all rodents, squirrels chew. They can gnaw on boards, chew through wiring, rip up insulation, and cause general havoc while making their nest in your attic. Hosting squirrels is not only expensive, can cause potential harm to your family through the dangers they create with their chewing.


Critter Control of Gainesville Offers Humane and Effective Removal

When our specialists arrive, expect humane removal and relocation of these furry creatures. We have the training and experience to evict your unwanted houseguests as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of the critters.

Once we remove the new occupants, we help repair the damage they caused. We provide a comprehensive service, so you don’t have to worry about patching the holes or adding insulation yourself. Call 352-372-3922 for a free estimate if you have squirrels or other pests in your attic.