Squirrels are cute, whimsical, and fun to watch. They can root up your bulbs, clean out your bird seed, and also enter your house.
However, how can they be harmful?
It is all because of 2 things: first, they get into your house. Second, they like to chew.
Squirrels move into your attic for an assortment of factors. Maybe it’s near their meals (because they like to stay close to their food) or maybe they need to make a nest to live (or have a family) or maybe it is because they found an opening into your attic – a place which is warm, dry and protected.
Well, it doesn’t really matter why they are there. It is only that they are there.
This is an issue because squirrels like to chew. The truth is it’s a necessity for them to chew continuously. If they did not, their teeth would grow too large for their mouths. Their natural bent is to chew and chew and chew.
When you have a squirrel living in your attic, what is it going to eat or chew? It might begin by creating a nest. Perhaps you’ve got some critical papers or clothes in the attic. That would make a nice nest.
Now the squirrel needs some entertainment. So it might start chewing on your prized possessions or antiques? (Squirrels aren’t too picky in what they chew.)
Well, Let’s say you don’t have anything like that in your attic. Nevertheless, there are a lot more things it could start chewing on and these are probably something produced from wood – like your floor, siding, studs, rafters (not inexpensive items to fix or repair).
What else is in most attics and is usually not very well hidden and occasionally laying right out in the open? Electric wiring!
Squirrels obviously don’t know any better, so if it seems interesting or is in their way, they’ll chew it. Regrettably, it’s an established fact that many squirrels have chewed electric wiring and have begun many house fires in the process. That is the reason allowing those cute critters in your loft is very dangerous.
The fear of getting an attic fire should just be one concern of having squirrels in your attic. Attic squirrels can also be bad because they could:
1.) Make it easier to get into your main living area,
2.) Should they have a family, your issues (like chewing) is multiplied by 4 or 5 times,
3.) Squirrels bring bugs, fleas, or ticks in your house which can spread into your living room.
4.) Their urine and feces may lead to health problems.
All this signifies is that you need to eliminate the squirrels (if they are there already) or prevent them from arriving in (if they are not there yet.) . The best way to start is to research Wildlife Advertising and make sure all openings in your attic are properly shut. This may go a long way to keeping them out.