Why Do Squirrels Go in Attics?

As squirrels have litters of babies twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, they are constantly looking for sheltered areas to build their nests. Squirrels get into the attic by chewing holes from the outside, typically above gutters, or at construction gaps where dormers meet the roof line. They may also gain entry to attics by chewing corners of trim or any other weak area that allows them access into the attic space.

Squirrels will commonly cause damage to attic insulation, or will chew wires in the attic. More significant, however, is the amount of damage they can do to the outside of the attic, on the exterior of the home. As more litters of squirrels are born in or near the home, these squirrels will grow up, leave the nest and search for new areas within the attic to build their own nests. If squirrel populations are not controlled, they will continue to chew holes around the outside of the attic, sometimes in every corner of the house! The longer the squirrels live in an attic, the more entry points they are going to create.

Critter Control of is dedicated to providing customers with professional, permanent home repairs, that not only help control squirrels from entering attics, but also match the design and structure of the hole. We will use materials that match the house and bend it to match the trim so it looks good and keeps the squirrels out of the attic. Our customers generally do not have to contact a carpenter to assist in the repair.

Critter Control also offers insulation repair and installation for damage caused by squirrels in attics. Contact Critter Control to see if insulation repair is available.

If you think you may have squirrels living in your attic, please call the Critter Control office in the area. 1-800-CRITTER.

 

 

How Can You Get Rid of Squirrels?

What makes Critter Control different from other animal control companies? Our dedication to your squirrel situation. Not only will we completely get rid of unwanted squirrels from your home, we will also repair squirrel damage in a professional and permanent manner. We don’t just nail a piece of hardwood over a hole and call it good. We will make sure the repair is effective for getting rid of squirrels, while matching the design and structure of your home.

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How to Get Squirrels Out of Attics

The best solution for getting squirrels out of attics is to trap them and relocate them to areas away from the home. Critter Control uses state-of-the-art trapping systems to catch all squirrels that may have access to attics. We identify all entry points, monitor them on a regular basis and seal holes after we are certain all squirrels in the attics have been trapped.

Another solution for getting squirrels out of attics is through the use of one-way doors. One-way doors are set at each attic entry point, then when each squirrel leaves the attic they will be unable to re-enter through the same door. It is common, however, for problem-solving squirrels to simply chew another hole once the previous hole is sealed off.

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Why Do Squirrels Go in Attics?

Calls are coming into the offices about squirrels.  We attempt to answer the question, why squirrels and why my attic?
As squirrels have litters of babies twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, they are constantly looking for sheltered areas to build their nests. Squirrels get into the attic by chewing holes from the outside, typically above gutters, or at construction gaps where dormers meet the roofline. They may also gain entry to attics by chewing corners of trim or any other weak area that allows them access into the attic space.

Call 1-800- CRITTER when you find yourself face to face with a nuisance wildlife problem.

Critter Control New Hampshire and the Job Shadow

A reporter from the Nashua Telegraph job shadowed Jesse Fraser of Critter Control New Hampshire office.  Erin Place rode along to see a day in the life of a Critter Control technician.  She climbed a ladder, found out where the flying squirrels were getting in.  Erin saw evidence of bats in the garage, mouse droppings in the house, and termites (which Jesse will refer the home owner to another company).  This all at the same residence, click to read Erin’s article on a day with Jesse Fraser of Critter Control New Hampshire.

For those who that smell something different and it doesn’t go away?  Call 1-800-CRITTER.  Seeing that squirrel or raccoon disappearing into your roof?  Call 1-800-CRITTER.

NH Exterminators Getting More Calls to Deal with Critters

Some exterminators in New Hampshire say they’re getting more calls for mouse trouble than in previous years, and they think the mild winter and rainy spring played a role.

Jesse Fraser of Critter Control in Merrimack said he’s seeing a 30 percent increase in calls. He told the Eagle Tribune squirrels and micewere able to find food easily last winter.  He said a rainy spring also contributed to a big acorn crop.

Exterminators generally get more calls at this time of year as rodents head indoors to escape falling temperatures.  But homeowners are heading out to hardware stores. At Derry Feed & Supply, store owner Bud Evans said one of the most popular items is a bait station, a little plastic enclosure containing cubes of rodenticide.

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Is the Problem Gone?

Nuisance wildlife that has been in your attic can create problems that many homeowners never thought of:

  • The disease that they could leave behind
  • The droppings that are still there
  • Matted attic insulation – reduces “R” values
  • Pesticide use in your home
  • Preparing an insurance bids on attic restorations

The attic restoration professionals of Critter Control will remove that soiled insulation and replace it with your choice of insulation products.  The Critter Control specialists can prepare insurance bids with most major insurance companies to get your attic back in shape.

1-800-CRITTER for help with all wildlife nuisance problems.

We are Wildlife Specialists

Wildlife Management is our primary business.  A dangerous or bothersome animal that comes too close for comfort becomes anraccoons animal control problem. Critter Control’s Certified Wildlife Specialists can help eliminate your animal control problems and prevent them from returning.  We have the knowledge, equipment and commitment to do the job right every time.  1-800-CRITTER.

SQUIRRELS, tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, SQUIRRELS

squirrel-in-hand3There are over than 200 squirrel species that live all over the world, with the exception of Australia.  No matter where they are, we are getting a lot of calls on squirrel nuisance. 

Squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing, so the gnaw constantly.  Females may have several litters a year.

 Have they picked your house for theirs??  Are they driving you batty with the gnawing?  Critter Control is here to humanly exclude those squirrels and then we can fix how they got in there in the first place. 

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Skunks, Squirrels, Mice and Moles Oh NO!!!

Those squirrels are hosting parties in the attic.  Skunks are busting outsquirrel-band1 all over.  Mice are invading looking for food.  Moles are out tearing up the lawns.  Raccoons are looking for a nice place to have their young.

Since 1983 the Critter Control concept has called for humane animal removal and environmentally responsible techniques for handling nuisance animal problems. We use innovative, integrated methods to provide ecologically sound animal removal management services for homeowners, businesses and municipalities. We offer both residential animal removal and commercial animal removal throughout all of our Critter Control offices.

1-800-CRITTER for you local office.