Are you hearing noises in the attic? Are lights in your home flickering at random? This may be a sign of one of the most common home and attic invaders. Yes, Squirrels!
Squirrels are nimble, bushy-tailed rodents found all over the world. They belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes prairie dogs, chipmunks and marmots. There are more than 200 species of squirrels, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), and they are categorized into three types: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels. A group of squirrels are called a scurry or dray. They are very territorial and will fight to the death to defend their area, mother squirrels are the most vicious when defending their babies. They have four teeth in the front of their mouth that constantly grow throughout their lives, which ensures that their teeth don't wear down to nubs from gnawing on nuts and other objects. And most species are active only during the day.
Squirrels can do considerable damage to the exterior trim and siding of a home as they widen their current hole or make a new one. Once in the home, they can gnaw on just about anything, including electrical wiring, which can cause a short or a fire. Squirrels can also carry fleas and other unwanted pest that can infest your home after they gain entry. When you call Affordable Pest Control our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of all exterior components that exist on your home such as attics, chimneys, roof lines, siding etc. Once we accurately identify all active entry points, our technician will devise a plan to quickly and humanely remove the squirrels from your home or property. Call Affordable Pest Control today for all your squirrel exclusion needs.