Roof Damage From Squirrels
Do you have roof damage from squirrels in Bartlett TN.? You should know that you are not alone! Yes, squirrels can be entertaining to watch as they travel from tree to tree and chase each other around, but they can also do a lot of damage to your home.
Squirrels often chew holes in soffits, roof, and tear at your shingles. These damages can become costly if not handled quickly. Because of this, you will need to contact a wildlife professional right away whenever you see squirrels on your roof, especially in the gutters. Apex Wildlife Control are the wildlife professionals to call!
When Are You More Likely To See Roof Damage From Squirrels?
As temperatures begin to fall squirrels begin to search for a warm, quiet, and safe place to nest for the winter. This can typically end up being the inside of an attic or soffit. The breeding season for squirrels begins around mid-December, early January. Their gestation period is between 42 to 45 days. They give birth in the Springtime to a litter of approximately 3.
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Why Do You Have More Roof Damage After Baby Squirrels Are Born?
Many squirrels will breed twice a year. The babies stay in the nest for 10 to 12 weeks. When the babies begin leave their nest the mother begins to teach them to forage for food. This is the time when squirrels do more extensive damage to the roof because now it’s the mother and babies causing the damage. The squirrel mother teaches her babies how to survive. It’s from her that they learn where to chew to gain access into a house. A squirrel will not stop trying to get inside your home once it has managed to get inside. Because of this, it is necessary for homes to be sealed properly to prevent re-entry.
Wonder Why You Have Roof Damage From Squirrels?
The teeth of squirrels grow constantly. Squirrels must chew constantly on things in an effort to keep their teeth filed down. They have the ability to chew through wires, wood, plastic, piping, and practically anything else available, including your roof! Chewed wires alone are a dangerous, potential fire hazard.
Significant water damage can be caused when squirrels chew holes in your roofing. The water can cause wood to rot and mold to grow. Rotted wood makes it much easier and more likely for wildlife to gain access to a house.
What About Rotted Wood And Carpentry Work?
If our wildlife technician locates rotted wood during the inspection of your home he will take photographs to review the damage with you. A carpenter will need to remove and replace any rotted wood before to having any exclusion work performed. This is done to ensure that we have the proper foundation to perform the necessary exclusion work.
Interior Inspection For Squirrels
We recommend customers that call to report seeing squirrels on or around their roof to schedule an interior and exterior inspection of their home first. The goal is to determine the extent of any damage and whether the animal has gained access into the house.
The wildlife technician will go to the attic to look for fecal droppings to verify the species of wildlife involved. He looks for chewed wiring, damage to the HVAC, duct work, pipes, and whether the insulation has urine damage. The technician takes pictures of all the damage he finds as he conducts his inspection.
Exterior Inspection For Squirrels
Upon completion of the interior inspection the technician moves on to the exterior inspection. The technician will look around the perimeter of your home from the foundation to the roof line looking for potential and actual points of entry. The main entry point is often found near the roof of the building.
Exclusion Validity Period
The technician will provide you with a wildlife report and detailed quote for the work that needs to be performed to seal your home and remove the wildlife. In other words, our inspection fee is included in the price of trapping. It’s only a stand-alone fee only if the inspection is the only thing we do. The quote for wildlife removal and exclusion work are good for a period of seven days.
Squirrel Fecal Cleanup And Deodorization
Apex Wildlife Control also offers a fecal cleaning and deodorization service. It is very important to always wear the proper protective clothing when dealing with wildlife fecal. Therefore, our technicians wear a Tyvex suit, goggles, gloves, booties, and use a respirator. This is to protect them from bacteria and other harmful particles that are stirred up during the cleanup process. Sometimes the insulation can be damaged to the point where a complete attic restoration service is necessary. Sometimes the attic insulation needs to be removed and replaced.
Apex Wildlife Warranty and Double Money Back Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control is different from other wildlife companies. We offer a a one-year warranty as well as a Double Money-Back Guarantee with all of our full exclusion services. The double money-back guarantee states that if you are unhappy with the quality of our workmanship we will redo the initial repair in question for free. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% for the portion of work you are dissatisfied with. We will then pay a competitor of your choice to repair that portion.
So, if you are having roof damage from squirrels in Bartlett TN, contact us today!