When squirrels invade your home, sometimes you can’t tell right away. Since squirrels can fit through holes the size of a nickel, it can be hard to find their entry points into your home, and since they mostly stay out of sight, you might not even realize they are there until it’s too late. But don’t fret, professional exterminators like the ones at Critter Control® Orlando can help.
If squirrels find a way into your home, they are there to stay. They need the shelter to keep their young safe from the wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. That means in the midst of the scorching Florida heat or the chilly winter nights; squirrels will be seeking shelter in your home. And in order to build their nests, squirrels will rip out the insulation in your walls, rip up papers or old clothes, and ruin your belongings. The longer they live there, the smellier your home will get, as their urine and feces will soak into your house.
Since their teeth are always growing, they constantly need something to gnaw on to keep them filed down. This means they’ll chew on your wooden roof fixtures, baseboards, walls, and electrical wiring. If they get into your walls and rip out your insulation, that can drive your energy costs up and may require you to get a new A/C unit.
What Do I Look For?
To prevent squirrels from ruining the infrastructure of your home, you need to catch the infestation quickly. To do this, you should know all the signs of an infestation, which include:
- Holes in the soffits of your home
- Foul smells of fecal matter and urine
- Scratching noises from your walls or ceiling
If you notice any of these signs, call Critter Control® of Orlando right away. Our expert exterminators know just how to get into the affected area, remove all the squirrels, and get out. Not only that, but we will also restore any damage the squirrels left, and fill in all entry and exit points. Call us today for a free consultation at 407.295.7194.