Have you seen more squirrels than usual around your home or business? Do you hear scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling or walls? Have you seen chewed holes in the soffit, siding, gutter or trim of your home or business? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is highly likely that you have a Grey Squirrels in your attic and Varmint Gone should be contacted, immediately, to complete a thorough squirrel removal inspection of the building.
Twice a year, Grey Squirrels will give birth to babies. This happens once in the spring and once in the fall, giving birth to up to six babies in each litter. Having this many babies at once means that the number of Grey Squirrels can accumulate rather rapidly. During mating season, attics are among one of their favorite places to build nests, due to the warmth and darkness that they offer while the squirrels give birth and raise their babies. Grey Squirrels will enter an attic by chewing holes from the outside through soffits, gutters, trim, construction gaps or any other weak areas that allow them to have easy access inside.
Once these accesses are created, many problems will begin to arise. First and foremost, these holes can lead to severe ceiling damage and mold growth because the rain and other harsh weather conditions will work its’ way inside the accesses. It is also important to note that when you have a squirrel infestation, this means they have also created a bathroom area. The squirrels will urinate and defecate in the insulation, which will eventually lead to severe odors, potential health effects on your family and increasing energy costs due to the damaged insulation. Lastly, one of the most critical facts to understand is that squirrels are to blame for about 30,000 house fires, every year. By gnawing and chewing on electrical wires in your attic, there is a huge risk for a fire to start. If squirrels in your attic are not removed as quickly as possible, you, your family and your home are at risk.
As previously stated, it is of high importance to get rid of Grey Squirrels in your attic as soon as you notice any sign of them, in order to avoid any additional internal property damage. Upon inspection, Varmint Gone will identify all entry points and any damage then provide you with a personalized proposal to resolve your issue. Varmint Gone provides squirrel removal services with an unprecedented five-year warranty on all repairs and construction exclusion work against squirrels after the project is complete and your home or business is secure. Schedule an inspection with the specialists at Varmint Gone to help you resolve your Grey squirrel situation, today!