How Do Squirrels Get Into Attics?

How Do Squirrels Get Into Attics?


Handling rodent infestations is one of the most inconvenient issues to deal with as a homeowner; specifically, when it comes to dealing with squirrels entering your attic. The handful of issues that squirrels can cause once inside your attic makes your need for an effective removal essential to maintain a clean, rodent-free home.

Common Squirrel Access Points

Due to the small and agile nature of squirrels, it is very easy for the pests to climb a tree or gutter spout to access your roof. Once on your house, a big point of access for squirrels is through weak spots in the roof where shingles are rotted or missing. They will either chew their way in by making a small hole to squeeze through or enter into existing openings, such as roof vents, ventilation fan openings, attic shutters, etc. Sealing up these areas of exposure is one of the first methods of prevention for squirrel infestations.

Dangers of a Squirrel Infestation

Squirrels can cause damages and many larger issues when they invade your home.

  1. Squirrels can chew through wires and PVC plumbing causing utility outages and fire hazards.
  2. When nesting, squirrels will chew through your wallpaper, insulation, and wood.
  3. Squirrels can pass zoonotic diseases and parasites to you and those you live with.
  4. Squirrel droppings can spread germs and contamination throughout your home.
  5. If trapped, starved, or unable to survive, dead decomposing squirrels can lead to strong odors.

These issues will only add to your stress level when battling a squirrel infestation. Making sure to have a safe and effective squirrel removal conducted in a timely manner is the most important step to prevent these issues from occurring.

Safe and Effective Squirrel Removal Services

At Animal Wildlife Trappers, safety is a priority. Our trained professionals will provide you with high-quality squirrel removal services that are effective and humane towards the animals. We will make sure all squirrels are safely removed, sanitize any areas of contamination, and prevent future invasions by sealing up any holes or weak spots in your home.

If you are dealing with squirrel infestation in the Central Florida area, call us today at 352-267-0546 to schedule an appointment and receive a free squirrel removal estimate.

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