- Posted by Lance
- On February 17, 2015
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Acorns, leaves, and squirrels, oh my! Some of the most common animals you will see in North Carolina are the fox and grey squirrel species. Trees and woods are a squirrels’ prominent habitat, however, in residential areas they become comfortable around humans. Squirrels also love warm spaces and they tend to venture into people’s homes and attics during the cooler months of the year. They are fast creatures and will stop at nothing to build nests and seek shelter, which can lead to major damage within your home or business. If you hear scratching or strange noises in your walls or attic, you may have squirrels nesting inside.
Squirrels are capable of climbing almost anywhere, and in anything. Chimneys, soffits, gutters, and dormers are all potential entry points for squirrels. They are prone to gnawing and chewing on wires, wood, and furniture. It is estimated that 25 to 50 percent of unknown fires originate from electrical wires being toyed with by rodents, including squirrels. To reduce the risk of squirrels settling in your home, it is recommended for people to keep trees trimmed 8-12 feet away from building property.
North Carolina home and business owners have to be mindful of probable visitors entering their houses and places of work. By evaluating and monitoring your home and attic, you are taking the first step in preventing squirrels from sneaking in your space. Closing off any know openings or potential points of entry in your building or home will keep them from nesting, reproducing, urinating and chewing on and around your property.
Female squirrels give birth twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. If you encounter a squirrel in your home it most likely is a female. She may be in the process of building or returning to a nest within your attic or walls. Critter Control of the Triangle can help you, by sending a trained professional to trap and remove any squirrels living within your home and perform repairs to prevent future infestation. This action will save you time, money, and peace of mind from any potential damage by a squirrel.
Contact us today to remove your squirrels, Critter Control of the Triangle (919) 382-0651.