The sounds of squirrel activity in your attic are not only annoying but can mean big trouble for the health of your home and family. Not only is having a wild animal in your home unsanitary, but they often chew through electrical wires or structural parts of your house, putting your safety in danger. Calling a professional like those here at Critter Control® of Orlando is the best way to get the critters out while keeping your loved ones safe.
How Do You Get Rid of Squirrels in Your Home?
You should always enlist the help of a professional animal removal service when faced with squirrels or any other animal in your home, but there are some simple steps you can take to help them find their way out and to discourage them from entering in the first place
- Keep all tree branches away from the edges of your home. Overhanging branches are a perfect way for squirrels to make their way onto your roof and into your home.
- Seal up any cracks in the walls or foundation of your home. Squirrels can squeeze through tiny openings, and eliminating cracks gives them one fewer means of entry.
- Avoid placing bird feeders and other food near your home. This will attract them to the home more often. Place all bird feeders as far away from your home as possible.
Call the Pros at Critter Control of Orlando
In addition to the health risk that squirrels pose, most DIY squirrel traps are only marginally effective and do nothing to address the cause of the infestation. The expert technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando have the tools and skills necessary to get the squirrels out and keep them from returning.