Squirrels have easily adapted to humans in urban and suburban areas and therefore, they frequently use buildings as nesting areas or can be found rummaging through garbage or bird feeders. Squirrel damage can be serious, so it's important to know if you have unwelcome visitors nesting in your home. The most common place the Grey Squirrel takes up residence in is the attic, soffit area or gable vent of a building. To gain access, they will locate a small opening and will gnaw at the hole to make it wider in order to create an easy entry point. Once they have found a safe place to nest in the building, they find and create nesting material out of items such as garbage or attic insulation.
Often times, it has been reported at night the sound of scurrying around and rolling nuts while the squirrels are actively preparing for Overwinter. An infestation can pose a health risk as well, for they leave behind their droppings and can saturate the ceiling and walls in living areas from excess build up of their excreta and urine, creating a need to call professional squirrel removal experts.
If you have squirrel problem, don't try to handle it yourself. Schedule a pest inspection today!