If your home or building is near trees sooner or later you will be visited by squirrels. These common pests are marked by their big bushy tail and gray color. Squirrels are often found in the attic of a home or garage and also in chimney chutes. It’s also common to find squirrels in crawl spaced and underneath floor boards. Lightweight and agile squirrels can literally spring from tree limbs and land on the gutter of a home and use that as their way into your home. While squirrels don’t present a threat to humans they are well known for chewing their way through anything including roofs, attics, decks and floors.
If you find squirrels have found their way into your building or home it’s recommended you act quickly to prevent these critters from digging away. When you are in the process of having squirrels removed by a professional animal control specialists be prepared to see some damage. Even if squirrels have only been present for a few days it’s plenty of time for their curious claws and teeth to tear through the wood of your home. If squirrels have been present for a lengthy period of time you may need exterior and interior home repair to strengthen walls and ceilings and cover any holes in the roof.
Overzealous homeowners may opt for chemicals and poisons to get rid of pests but this has two drawbacks. First off most chemicals and poisons simply don’t work and second the only harm a pesticide may do is to the people in the home. Your best bet for getting squirrels is to use live trapping that humanely captures the critter and safely returns him to the wild.