Being a homeowner has its challenges, and there’s almost nothing worse than realizing you have some furry critters inhabiting your attic. Homes in Hamilton are subject to critters making a nest due to the cold winters, and the need to hibernate, and the older properties lined with trees, give easy access to the roof of your home. If you’ve discovered that you have squirrels in your attic, you’ll want to find ways to get them out of your house and make sure they stay out. Here’s what you need to do if you have squirrels in your attic.
Find, and Seal, the Entry Points
While squirrels might seem cute and harmless, they can cause a lot of damage to the inside of your house and most times, you won’t even be able to see the damage because it’s in the walls. This can make it costly to repair. The best thing you can do, at first, is to find – if possible – where the squirrels are getting into your attic. It’s important to check windows and doors to make sure the seals fit properly and there aren’t any major gaps. You can cover vents with mesh if you want so they aren’t open to animals making their way into
There is one exception to this step, though: if you still have squirrels in your attic, you’ll want to leave one point open so you can make sure they exit and aren’t trapped in your attic.
Make Them Want to Leave
If the squirrels have already had a litter or made a nest in your attic, it’s going to be harder to get them to leave. One of the best ways to get them to leave is to make your attic undesirable for them to stay there. If you just simply seal off all entry points, and there are babies in the nest, you might be risking dead squirrels in your attic. You can make the area undesirable by leaving lights on or playing loud music. If you can get rid of the squirrels before they make a nest, it will be easier to make sure that you don’t have little ones left when the parents leave to find food.
Don’t Visit the Attic
It might be tempting to go up to the attic to try to set up traps to catch them, but this should be avoided while the squirrels are in your attic. If you head into the area where they’re nesting, you might find that they’re scared, and they will run into other areas of the house, which makes them even harder to remove from the house. The best thing you can do is avoid the attic and try to make them leave on their own.
Call in the Professionals
Habitat Wildlife Control in Hamilton specializes in making sure squirrels and other pests are completely removed from your home. Once you know that you are experiencing squirrels in the attic, we can take appropriate measures to make sure they are removed.
Prevent the Problem
Once the squirrels have been removed from your home, you will need to make sure every opening is closed off so you don’t have to deal with the same issue in the future. If squirrels or any other critters have invaded your Hamilton home, contact us today for help.