Attics are a favourite nesting space for squirrels as they’re sheltered and packed with insulation, which is the perfect nesting material to keep their babies warm.
This is also where, if you don’t sort them out, squirrels can cause huge damage and might even burn your building down.
The good news is that squirrels don’t spread disease, the bad news is that they’re highly destructive.
In fact, a lot of the damage to wiring, timber and plaster which rats are blamed for is often caused by their fluffier relatives. They’re especially notorious for starting house fires by chewing through electrical cables.
Like rats, squirrels teeth continuously grow, and they will gnaw to wear them down. This gnawing can cause serious problems in attics as they can chew right through structural timbers.
If you don’t deal with them quickly, squirrels can cause thousands of pounds of structural damage and put your property at risk of roof collapse.
We never use poisons for squirrels and the repellents you can find on the internet are nothing but a scam. The only way to get rid of squirrels is to humanely trap and remove them.
Once our BPCA-certified pest controllers have removed all squirrels from your premises, we’ll seal up any access points with gnaw-proof barriers or sealers.
If we discover any damage, we can arrange repairs with our tradespeople at Environ Property Services, who can also help us gain access to the attic if it’s blocked off.
We’ll also examine the area around your property to identify and remove routes squirrels may have taken to your home, such as branches of trees which are growing against your walls or roof.
How To Get Rid Of Squirrels: Left to their own devices, squirrels can chew through structural timber, putting the integrity of your house in danger and landing you with expensive repairs.