How to Permanently Keep Squirrels Out

When it comes to squirrel control methods some homeowners think securing trash can lids, clearing the yard, and mulching around plants should be enough.

However, many have learned this might not be a permanent solution to prevent squirrels from entering your home.

Homeowners need a wildlife exclusion system to secure areas that critters could use as an entry point to the house. This form of seal-up is used to prevent future rodent infestations and damage.

Rather than relying on a repellent that uses smell or sound, squirrel exclusion methods are physical barriers that prevent these critters from entering your home and should be installed by professional pest management technicians.

gray squirrel sitting in a gutter on the shingled roofline of a house trying to find an entry point

How Squirrels Keep Getting in Your House

Squirrels, like the gray squirrel and red squirrel, can enter a home by using overhanging branches, utility lines, or climbing up siding.

Once the critter has made its way to the house, garage, or other structure squirrels will then chew holes in the vents, eaves, and roofline.

Squirrels can squeeze through holes and vents less than 2 inches wide. Cracks or openings in basements, garages, eaves, and chimneys act as an open invitation for these critters to make their nests.

Squirrels can damage siding, ruin insulation, and chew through electrical wiring if they get into your home.

Finding the Right Wildlife Exclusion Products for Your Home

If you have determined you have unwanted wildlife in your home, then it’s safe to say the home is facing a larger issue. That’s where the techniques of professional wildlife exclusion come in.

Exclusion products are tailored to fix the exterior issues of the home, garage, and other structures.

Attic & Roof Barriers

From the first-floor windows to the peak of the roof, metal barriers shield your home from squirrels that may find their way inside your attic.

A wildlife exclusion technician will replace and/or seal soffit and fascia with high-performance metal while also sealing ridge vents and any other gaps that could act as an entry point to the first floor and the top of the home for rodents.

side-by-side closeup before and after comparing the protection wildlife exclusion barriers offer attics and rooflines

Foundation & Window Barriers

Foundation and window barriers are the first floor’s main line of defense.

From the first-floor windows down to the ground, these metal barriers ensure there are no openings for critters to make their way into your home or other structure.

Premium metal is used to seal-up the entire area where the home and garage meet the foundation. Any visible holes are filled in, including holes in the foundation, gaps in siding, J-channel, and window trim, as well as corner posts.

side-by-side close-up comparisons before and after showing the installation of metal foundation and window barriers on a house

Professional Wildlife Exclusion Services

Catseye Pest Control uses our signature Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems to exclude squirrels from your home. We start with a free inspection of your home to create a customized installation plan.

Our technicians are certified and dedicated to doing the job quickly and with efficiency. 

After installation is complete, all Cat-Guard systems are protected for 12 months by our standard Cat-Guard Warranty. This warranty includes annual visits to make sure your Cat-Guard is performing as it should.