How To Prevent Problematic Squirrels Around Your Rochester Home
Squirrels may seem like harmless woodland critters, but they become more of a problem when they move from the forest into your attic. These wildlife pests aren’t like spiders or ants; a squirrel infestation can be difficult to manage alone. That’s why RodentX includes squirrels in our Rochester rodent control. We’ll keep your home safe and squirrel-free.
Common Types Of Squirrels Found In Rochester
There are many members of the squirrel family that can be seen in Rochester. The most common are gray squirrels, although red squirrels and fox squirrels are also common. There are even some species of flying squirrels that live in Rochester.
All squirrels have bushy tails. They can be gray, brown, white, or black in color. Squirrels are excellent climbers and are often seen in trees, running along fences, or stealing from bird feeders. Unfortunately, they also like to inhabit residential homes, especially attics. When that happens, there are a few signs you may notice around your home.
- Noises coming from the walls, ceiling, attic, or chimney
- Holes in the siding
- Damaged insulation
- Chewed wires
If squirrels are living in your house, they’ll make their presence known somehow. Keep an eye (or ear) out for these signs, and be prepared for treatment.
Why You Don’t Want Squirrels Hanging Around
Some of the biggest – and most common – signs of a squirrel infestation involve some form of damage. While entering your home and making themselves comfortable, squirrels cause damage to the walls of your house. There might even be outdoor damage to telephone cables and bird feeders.
In addition to property damage, squirrels can be dangerous to humans. They might not seem like it, but squirrels may bite if they’re bothered or feel threatened. Although it’s relatively rare for humans to contract a disease from contact with a squirrel, they have been known to spread tularemia and ringworm. There can also be issues as a result of squirrel waste left behind, and they often carry other pests like fleas and ticks that can spread into your home.
Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Squirrels Around Your Home
The good news is that there are things you can do to keep squirrels out of your house in the first place. Controlling squirrels mostly involves making your home more difficult for them to enter.
- Close up any potential entry points around your house, including gaps around doors and windows.
- Install screens on attic vents and chimney openings.
- Trim back tree branches so they don’t touch the roof of your house.
- Use chili flakes to keep squirrels off of bird feeders.
- Keep your yard clear of debris.
By covering any holes or other openings, you limit the ways squirrels can get inside. Remember that these animals are great climbers, so make sure they can’t climb up to your home by way of tree branches or anything else. Bird feeders and yard debris (such as fallen berries) both provide extra food to squirrels. Adding a bit of chili flakes or pepper to your bird seed will keep squirrels from eating it without disturbing the birds. Keeping your yard cleaned up also takes away potential food sources and hiding spots.
If all this isn’t enough and you still see signs of squirrels in your attic, you might consider finding a company that specializes in squirrel control near you.
Contact The Wildlife Experts For The Best Squirrel Control
RodentX is the top provider of wildlife and squirrel control in Rochester. We have over a decade of experience, and we make your health and safety our top priority. Our treatments focus on humane traps with no use of toxins. This keeps you and your family safe, your home clean, and the squirrels away. If you need to get rid of squirrels from your Rochester home, call RodentX today.
What Our Customers Are Saying
"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."
"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"
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