If walls could talk, they could alert business owners at the first instance of a wildlife issue. Since the walls of your commercial building can’t speak for themselves, here are four common signs of a squirrel infestation so you can diagnose and resolve a commercial squirrel problem before it grows out of control.
Why Squirrels Nest in Commercial Buildings
Business doesn’t have to be booming for squirrels to take interest. As they search for a safe place to settle down, nest, and raise their young, squirrels often find shelter by scaling the roofs of local businesses and homes. If your commercial roof has damaged shingles, an uncapped chimney, or dented vents, squirrels can easily squeeze, chew, or scratch their way through and quickly find their way into the walls of your building.
4 Signs of Squirrels in Your Commercial Building
The signs of a squirrel infestation can easily be confused for those of any other rodent; however, there
are some key characteristics to distinguish what kind of animal you’re dealing with, including:
Scratching and squeaking noises
Squirrels might be good at staying out of sight, but they always have a tell. When you hear noises coming from your walls after hours, it could be a mouse, rat, or other nocturnal rodent; however, noises during the daytime are a strong indication of squirrels.
It doesn’t take a ton of investigative work to smell a squirrel problem in your commercial building, but it can be hard to differentiate the smell of squirrel urine or droppings from those of other rodents.
Chewed holes, cracks, or gaps
Small rats and mice can fit through holes the size of a nickel, but squirrels often need a bit more room to squeeze through. Check your walls for quarter- or larger-sized holes, gaps, or cracks with signs of chewing.
The most definitive proof that squirrels have infested the walls of your commercial building, droppings may appear around your walls or other points of entry. But unlike other rodents, squirrel-produced droppings typically form in clusters and have a lighter color.
Your Local Commercial Squirrel Removal Professionals
If you notice any of the above signs of squirrels inside your commercial building, don’t hesitate to contact Critter Control® of Orlando for an immediate wildlife solution. Our team of highly trained technicians study local wildlife to understand their behavior. This helps us to secure commercial buildings with the most effective methods of wildlife removal and prevention. To schedule an inspection and receive a free squirrel removal estimate, call us today at 407-295-7194.