Squirrels Are a fascinating breed of animal. Most people like to see them since they race around in the yard and trees, carrying their natural items like gathering food, playing, building nests, etc.. They are generally viewed raiding a bird feeder and many a individual has had fun watching the creative ways these creatures attempt to get to some bird feeders, even the ones with “Shrimp guards” onto them. I’ve personally observed squirrels leaping from high up in a tree to try and land on the bird feeder at the middle of the lawn, then they miss and go back up the tree and do it again til they succeed. These are the animals most people enjoy.
But there is a side to These animals that lots of people, (possibly like yourself), don’t know, and that’s the territorial side. Squirrels guard their land and mark it their own distinct way. Dogs, Cats, and other wild animals such as moles, etc. indicate there territory by leaving pee in places. Squirrels do too but they also often chew on things, namely homes. This is a means to mark their territory on your house or someone elses. Sometimes not a big spot, but only enough to demonstrate that is their area.
The Other reason they chew a lot is because of a fact not widely known of squirrels which will be their teeth continually grow, they don’t stop growing like our teeth. If they did not chew on things that are difficult, their teeth would grow in a half circle and become so long they couldn’t eat and they’d starve to death. Wood is a excellent hard substance and your house usually is full of it. This is another reason they chew on houses, maybe yours.
Chew on homes and this is the only one I generally get called in for squirrel control in which I support. They want to eliminate squirrels in their attic.
“Uh yes, I have Noises in my attic, I normally hear them early morning, then during the day at different times and then right about dark I hear a lot of noise and then it quiets down just a few of hours after dark, do you know what this kind of noise may be?”
Like squirrels, they generally spend their day out and about, sometimes visiting their den site (your loft) at various times, then come back in during the night if their major predators like hawks, owls, etc are commonly outside hunting. What I could do for you will come out and perform an inspection for $XXX and determine precisely what the sound is and determine where they entered your dwelling. At the point I will install squirrel traps, generally over the pit and a couple baited traps using a system that works well for me. When squirrels are captured and I need to create a trip back it’s $XXX for each trip back. I will at the time give you a quote for repairs in which the entrance point is to make sure that this problem doesn’t occur again. I’ll do a 62 point review and allow you to know if there are any other places that could be problem areas in the long run and give you my recommendations for repairs at that moment.”
The main Reason I get calls such as the one above is because as squirrels, raccoons, birds, etc. move around a house, they often times find areas that either a bird like a woodpecker drilled a hole or the contractor possibly didn’t completely seal a dormer, soffit/fascia border, gutter line, etc.. That flows air from the attic to the surface. These squirrels feel that warmer air and start to chew their way to the attic. Once inside they discover that a loft is much like a glorified hollow tree, much warmer, much safer, so they take up home and don’t pay you rent. You hear the noise, and wonder what’s going on up there, and squirrels are naturally curious and will occasionally wonder what’s going on down there and chew a summit hole merely to look and then seal it up with insulating material that’s available. It generally does not indicate they’re moving into the living room.
Squirrels may be controlled when they are chewing on Your home and gaining entry from the loft. Fix the dilemma is to contact a professional in your area.