Squirrels love your attic. Why? Because it’s dry and warm. To them, your attic is nothing more than a hollow tree that’s safe from predators. It even has the added bonus of containing insulation that they can use for nesting material. Naturally, you’ll want to get rid of them. The first step? Figuring out if you have any.
Are There Squirrels in the Attic?
The easiest way to tell is by listening closely during the morning or evening when squirrels are most active. You should be able to hear them running back and forth – it might sound like they’re running on the roof. Next, take a look outside and see if there are any obvious holes they can use to get in your attic. Finally, look in the attic itself – look for signs of nesting, squirrel droppings, or chew marks.
What’s So Bad About Squirrels?
While you might think squirrels are cute, they do pose numerous problems. These include:
- annoying noises when you’re trying to sleep
- bad smells left by their droppings
- damage to your home as they chew their way through – including damage to wires and pipes, which can cause flooding
- as rodents, they carry various diseases and pests
If you have squirrels in the attic in Palm Beach, you need to get rid of them!
Critter Control of Palm Beach
Our animal removal experts know the best ways to not only remove squirrels from your attic, but also the best practices to stop them from coming back. Contact us through our online form, or call us at 561-274-0224 with any questions, or to schedule a complimentary home consultation.