Roof Damage From Squirrels In Memphis TN?

Did you know that if a squirrel didn't chew on things to keep their teeth filed down, their teeth could grow up to SIX INCHES LONG in a year! Imagine a squirrel with walrus teeth.  Pretty hard to forget that image!

If a squirrel doesn't chew, their teeth will grow too long for them to eat, and they will starve to death.  This is why squirrels will chew through wires, wood, plastic, pipes and just about anything else available, including your roof. Chewed wires can be a huge hazard with the potential to create a house fire.

Also, if the squirrels chew holes in your roof this can cause significant water damage. With any water leak, there is a chance of rotted wood and mold.  And since animals can smell rotted wood, this will make your home even more vulnerable to wildlife such as rats and raccoons.

When temperatures fall, squirrels start to look for a warm, quiet and safe place to make their nests. This typically ends up being inside your attic or soffits. Female squirrels start to breed around mid-December or early January. They have a gestation period between 42 to 45 days. Female squirrels give birth in the Spring to a litter size of about three.

Most squirrels breed twice a year. The babies will stay in their nest for around 10 to 12 weeks. Once they begin to leave the nest, the mother will teach them to forage for food. This is when roof damage from squirrels starts to become more extensive. This is a result of the mother and babies now damaging the roof. The mother teaches the babies where to chew to gain access. This helps in their survival. Once a baby squirrel has lived in your home, it will not stop trying to get back in. This is one of the reasons that homes must be sealed properly to prevent re-entry.


When our customers call about squirrels on or around their roof, our office will schedule one of our technicians to perform an interior and exterior inspection. The technician will need to see the extent of the damage and if the squirrel has gained access into the home. First, the technician will go into the attic and look for fecal droppings to help determine and verify the species. Specifically, he will be looking for how the animals have gotten inside your attic.  He will also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC, and verify if the insulation has urine or fecal damage. The technician will document his findings with photos which he will email to you at the end of the inspection.

After the interior inspection, the technician will use a ladder to perform an exterior inspection from the foundation of the home to the roof top. The technician is looking for potential and actual points of entry. Often, the main entry points will be found near or on the roof of the home. These entry points will also be documented with photos and emailed to you.

Once our inspection is complete, the technician will provide you with a detailed estimate. This estimate will include all the work that needs to be done to seal your home and also trap and remove the squirrels. Our inspection fee is included in the price of trapping. The inspection itself is a stand-alone fee if that is the only service we do.  All of our wildlife removal and exclusion quotes are good for seven days.

In the event we locate rotted wood, this will be shown to you during our inspection process. A carpenter needs to be contacted to remove rotted wood. Carpentry work to replace rotted wood needs to be performed prior to our exclusion process, so we have a proper foundation to perform our exclusion.


At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves on our exclusion and trapping services.  So much in fact, that we offer three amazing guarantees!

Double Money Back Guarantee:

If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely thrilled with the outcome. If you are still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though!  We will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.

110% Best Deal Guarantee:

If you find another reputable wildlife control company in the city of Memphis within 30 days of the date you book our exclusion services who gives you a better overall deal than us AND matches our standards, we will match it plus give you an additional 10% off of their price! There's no one in Memphis that will do a better job for our customers than we will. I guarantee it!

Fort Knox Guarantee:

Are you worried that you will invest a large amount of money to protect your home from wildlife and not be completely covered? At Apex Wildlife Control we completely cover you! When a customer has our company perform full exclusion and trapping, we Guarantee against Wildlife Re-Entry for a full year. Our Fort Knox Guarantee covers not only the areas that we sealed but your entire home. This means that if an animal chews or damages an area of your home in an area that wasn't sealed in the first year following exclusion we will trap and seal that area for no cost up to $1000.

Our company does not fix rotted wood or do any major carpentry work. If you have a great deal of carpentry work or repairs that need to be done, we ask that you have a carpenter come out to assess your home and repair those areas first.  Our main focus with exclusion work is sealing up the small gaps, securing vents and patching up the smaller holes. If there is rotted wood around your home, it needs to be repaired before we perform exclusion.  We want to seal your home but we can’t secure any of our work to something that could fall apart or is easily chewed through.

At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality work. We want satisfied customers who know our work is going to hold up and last!

So if you have some unwanted visitors chewing on your roof, give us a call today.  We're here to help!

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