In Tallahassee, Squirrels are far from uncommon and can often be seen scurrying around courtyards and running up trees. While we typically see them as our cute and furry neighbors, squirrels should have no place in your home. Unfortunately, squirrels are agile and small, meaning they can enter your home very easily through any small openings in your roof or soffits, and sometimes they will even chew their way through to gain ingress. This is problematic, as they can become quite the destructive force upon your home.
The Problem with Squirrels
It is a common misconception that squirrels are harmless and while they do not just attack anyone simply walking by, that doesn’t mean that they don’t present quite the hazard to both you and your home. Let’s examine some of the damages that squirrels can cost you.
- Structural damage to your home as squirrels gnaw on wood and wiring, which results in significant fire hazards.
- Your drywall and insulation are subject to destruction due to nest building. Replacement can be quite costly.
- The risk of infectious disease spreading to you, your family and pets.
- Urine and droppings can soak into walls and insulation which is incredibly difficult to clean and might necessitate replacement.
Expert Removal with Critter Control®
If you ever find yourself experiencing these telltale signs of squirrel infestation in your home, you need to act as soon as possible. You should never attempt to remove squirrels on your own, but instead, you should turn to the professionals at Critter Control® of Tallahassee. We have over 30 years of experience to help you with the safe and humane trapping, removal, and relocation of unwanted squirrels on your property. For more information, or for a free consultation, call us today at 850-754-4111.