Have you been in your attic recently? Perhaps you have taken a trip up the attic stairs to bring down your holiday decorations, or are planning to do so very soon. And if you stopped to look around, you may have noticed that something was off. Squirrels in the attic are becoming more commonplace in St. Louis as the weather continues to get colder. Squirrels are responsible for a number of problems when they find access into the attic including:
Chewing of boxes and bags with belongings.
Chewing of structures causing structural damages.
Chewing on electrical equipment causing power outages and even fires.
Threatening health and safety with their tendency to use attic as their loo as well as contaminating insulation with urine and feces.
Introducing other pests such as fleas, ticks and mites into the home.
So, how do they get all the way up in the attic without you knowing? Oftentimes squirrels will find vents, utility openings, broken windows, or even the chimney as a way to get inside. Especially if you have tree branches extending out to touch the side of the home, this will only make it easier for squirrels to get inside.
For those living in St. Louis and Mid-Missouri, it is important to keep a close eye on your home, especially the attic for any signs of squirrels or other rodents. If you notice chew marks, urine, feces, or nests made out of materials from around the area then it is quite likely that you have been unknowingly housing a squirrel or perhaps a whole family of them!
To get rid of squirrels from your home, please contact Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions today to learn about our wildlife management program. Our team of expert St. Louis wildlife removal technicians will be able to safely get rid of the squirrels currently inhabiting your attic, repair any damages they have caused, and then also prevent future infestations from occurring.