Squirrels can be frustrating pests to deal with once they’ve entered your home. Not only will they leave droppings that can spread disease, but they can also chew on wires and cables that can pose a serious threat. The following are some ways to keep squirrels out of your attic.
Secure Your Trees
Trees are a common entry point for squirrels to reach your attic and get inside. Cut down any branches that are close to your home, because they will provide easy access for squirrels. You can also fasten sheet metal several feet above the ground around the trunk to prevent them from being able to climb up.
Search Your Attic
Look out for any holes in your attic that can serve as an entry point for squirrels. Seal all possible entrances and replace any wood that is rotting. Unfortunately, squirrels will still be able to scratch and claw their way inside, but sealing up your attic will make it more difficult for them.
Set Traps and Repellent
You can purchase a live trap from your local hardware store to humanely relocate the squirrels that are living in your attic. Place bait inside of the trap to lure them in, and cover the trap with a blanket when you’re relocating them. Using repellent is an effective way of flushing squirrels out of your attic if they have a way to exit safely. Once you have relocated the squirrel, make sure to seal up the entry point.
Hire a Professional
If you have tried the above methods and are still unable to keep squirrels out of your attic, consider contacting a professional pest control service. They will have the tools necessary to quickly deal with the problem and set you up with effective preventive measures for the future. This is also a great option if the squirrel has a nest with babies in it, because they can relocate them in the safest way possible.
Contact Premium Termite and Pest Control
If you live in Southern California and you’re experiencing difficulties removing squirrels from your attic, contact Premium Termite and Pest Control. Our licensed exterminators are equipped with the latest pest control techniques and treatments. We also offer pest control services for dealing with cockroaches, earwigs, spiders and more. Give us a call at (888)-464-5564 or visit our website at http://www.premiumtpc.com/ for a free estimate.