Squirrels are one of the most common nuisance animals in the Atlanta area and the animal wildlife control services are most commonly called to deal with. The Eastern Gray squirrel, sciursus carolinensis, is found throughout the eastern United States. An adult gray squirrel is usually gray to brown in color with white fur on the belly. The animals are active year-round and are commonly seen raiding metropolitan area bird feeders. Like other small rodents, these animals getting into your home can pose a danger to property and your family’s health.
How gray squirrels become a nuisance
Squirrels become nuisance animals when they get into residential attics. The animals seek ways into your home to find a warm place to spend the winter. Once inside they begin chewing up insulation, your possessions and electrical wiring to make nesting sites. Your attic is a comfortable and attractive place to keep their young safe and warm.
Squirrel infestation in your attic damages your property, poses a health risk and makes your home more costly to heat and cool. Squirrels chew on things to keep their teeth sharp and this serious damage to the soffits, fascia boards and structure of your home. Their activities allow water to get into your attic and chewing on wiring a serious risk of house fire. Squirrel droppings contaminate insulation, contain harmful microorganisms and attract unwanted insects.
Atlanta squirrel control
If you have squirrels in your attic, you should act quickly and contact an Atlanta animal control service like Urban Wildlife Control to remove them. Urban Wildlife Control squirrel management programs begin by trapping the animals in relocating them more than ten miles away from your home. We follow that up with exclusion activities including sealing up all possible entry points to prevent more squirrels moving into your attic. Finally, we will carefully clean and remove droppings and contaminated materials from your house.