You may be asking yourself, “Will Trimming My Trees Keep Squirrels Out Of My House?” There are a lot of misconceptions and theories around ways to keep these pesky critters out. One of the most common is that trimming your tree branches back will prevent squirrels from gaining access into your home. However, this is not the case. Squirrels will jump from tree branches to your roof. But trimming these branches will not keep squirrels out of your home.
Why Trimming Trees Does Not Keep Squirrels Out of Your Home
Trimming trees back to prevent squirrels from gaining access to your home is a common theory but it is not accurate. The only thing trimming trees does is prevent damage to your home from fallen branches. It is not a precautionary measure to keep squirrels out of your home. If you trim the trees back from your home, then the squirrels will just use another way to access your roof area.
The Many Ways Squirrels Can Access Your Home
Squirrels are incredibly witty and creative when it comes to getting into a home. They are able to climb up all types of building materials, including almost all types of home siding. Squirrels can climb up downspouts and brick to name a few. Most importantly, downspouts and gutters create a “highway” for squirrels. They allow them to easily move along the roofline of your home until they find an access point. Once they find an access, they will then chew a sizable hole so they can enter and make a nest for their young. Hiring a company, like Varmint Gone, who knows how to seal your gutter system and potential spots access will to keep squirrels out of your home for good.
What To Do About Your Squirrel Problem
Varmint Gone is a licensed, insured, and local veteran owned company providing fast and reliable squirrel removal services and squirrel damage repair since 1983. You can count on our 5-Year Warranty to keep squirrels out of your home! Schedule an inspection online or call Varmint Gone at 888-391-3330 to help you assess your squirrel situation.