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How Squirrels Can Damage Your House

When squirrels are outside, playing in your yard and collecting acorns, they are harmless and essential to a balanced ecosystem. However, if they make their way into your home, they can do more damage to your home and property than you may think. You have to watch out for signs of squirrels’ nests; they like to build nests and store food in warm, empty areas such as attics, garages, and sheds. As a result of the potential damage, squirrel removal is an important step to keep your home and family safe.


Squirrels and Wire Damage

Squirrels can chew through wood, wires, insulation, and more. Most homes that are up to building code should have wires encased in a metal tube to prevent squirrels from chewing through them, and a breaker should also protect the home if the wires are chewed home, but you do not want to take any chances.

Squirrels and Wood Damage

Many people wonder, “can squirrels chew through wood?” The answer is a resounding “yes.” Squirrels can chew holes through the wooden weaves of your home that could cause water damage. These holes may cause mold, or black mold, to enter your home. Black mold is extremely dangerous, and it is difficult to remove without the help of a professional. Squirrels can also get into the walls, which makes it really important to follow up with an expert for squirrels in wall removal. If squirrels chew through wood, it can lead to expensive roof and wall repairs for homeowners.

Squirrels and Attic Damage

If squirrels enter an attic space, they can cause a vast amount of damage–even if they are only in the attic for one day! Squirrels are very high energy, so they can cause a lot of destruction wherever they go. Not only do you have to spend a lot of time cleaning up and repairing their mess, but sometimes they can chew through the floor. Furthermore, when squirrels run around an attic, they are urinating and leaving fecal waste all over the space. You do not want to deal with this mess!

Squirrel Removal

Clearly, squirrels cause trouble wherever they go. If you learn that you have squirrels in your attic, walls, garage, or anywhere in your home, contact Eliminate ‘Em Pest Control Services today. Given the severe damage that squirrels can cause, we know how important it is to get fast, professional, and courteous service. You need with squirrel removal in your home and we are here to help. We are a family-owned company with experienced pest exterminators that can protect your home from these pesky rodents.