The fall season has arrived here in Connecticut. While we all enjoy the beautiful foliage and cooling temps it’s also the time of year when homeowners and businesses will see an influx of squirrels making their way in and causing issues oftentimes.
Here’s a closer look at how squirrels may invade, signs your home could be at risk and what to do about it.
Squirrels Are More Active in the Fall
Just as you are likely making arrangements to prepare your home for the upcoming cold season, squirrels are getting a majority of their winter gathering done during the fall. Everything from scooping up acorns to store away to running around in a frenzy to get all of the work done. You’re likely to see quite of few of these creatures scurrying about soon.
How & Where They Store Food Matters
The thing with this process is how and where they are storing the food could mean damage to your property. Many squirrels will burrow holes or create nests to stockpile all of their food. Usually, this is somewhere high up that they can get to from a tree branch (think roof) and as they make their storing place they’re chewing up electrical wires, wood beams and other parts of the structure.
In addition to the problems that can arise from holes in your home, the issue of chewed wires also opens up the door for a possible fire in your home. Exposed electrical wires in an attic are a top source of home fires.
Get an Expert Removal Service
If you feel your home might have a squirrel infestation issue, it’s important to seek professional assistance immediately. A trained professional will come out to inspect, remedy the problem and even patch up some of the damage.
Anderson Wildlife offers humane removal of unwanted animals from both residential and commercial properties throughout Connecticut. Our services are prompt and dependable. Call today!