What’s the Harm in Squirrels?

Squirrels are cute, whimsical, and fun to watch. However, they can root up your bulbs, clean out of your bird seed, and get in your residence.

How can they be dangerous? Squirrel, Verifiable Kitten, Rodent

It’s all due to 2 things: first, they enter your house, and 2, they like to chew.

Squirrels move into your attic for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it’s near their food (since they like to stay near their meals) or maybe they will need to make a nest to live (or have a household) or maybe it’s because they found an opening in your attic – a place that’s warm, dry, and secure.

Well, it doesn’t really matter why they’re there. It is just that they are there.

This is a problem because squirrels like to chew. In fact it is a must for them to chew constantly and to chew anything. If they did not, their teeth would grow too big for their mouths.

Now consider this. If you have a squirrel residing in your loft, what is it likely to eat or chew?

Now the squirrel requires some entertainment. So it may begin chewing on your prized possession or antiques? ( squirrels aren’t too picky in what they chew.)

Well, let’s say you don’t have anything like this in your loft. Even so, there are a lot more things it could start chewing and these are most likely something made from wood – such as your flooring, siding, studs, rafters,… (not cheap things to mend or repair).

What’s in the majority of attics and is usually not very well hidden and occasionally laying right out in the open? Electric wiring!

Squirrels obviously do not know any better, so if it looks interesting or is in their own way, they’ll chew it. Sadly, it is a known fact that many squirrels have chewed electrical wiring and also have started a lot of house fires in the process. This is why allowing those adorable critters in your loft is extremely dangerous.

The fear of getting a loft fire should just be one concern of having squirrels in your attic. Attic squirrels can also be bad because they can:

1.) Makes it much easier to get into your main living area. If they have a family, your issues are multiplied by 4 or 5 times.
1.) Squirrels bring insects, fleas, or ticks in your house which may spread into your living room.
4.) Their feces and urine can lead to health problems.

All this means is that you need to get rid of the squirrels (in case they are there) or keep them from coming in (if they aren’t there yet.) . The best way to begin is to call Raccoon Removal to be certain all openings in your loft are properly closed. This will go a long way to keeping them out.

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