Are Squirrels In Your Ceiling In Memphis TN?

Where there is more than one squirrel, there will be a lot of feces and urine damage not only to your insulation, but to your ceiling as well.  This is a concern, especially when it comes to bacteria. If the squirrels nest in your drop-tile ceiling and it is close to your ventilation system, it can filter fecal particles through the air. This is harmful and can make you sick. If there is enough urine build up, it can create mold. This is very toxic if breathed in.

Squirrels can carry a lot of diseases. If you unknowingly touch an area where a squirrel has urinated, you can transfer the disease to yourself and others. This can happen by touching surfaces or food without washing your hands.

It is very important to have your electrical wires checked if you suspect a squirrel is in your drop tile ceiling. Squirrels are known to chew through just about anything and this includes electrical wires. A squirrel's teeth never stop growing. Squirrels constantly chew to regulate the size of their teeth. If a squirrel lets its teeth grow too long, it will not be able to eat properly.

There are ways to keep squirrels away and create natural deterrents. Cutting back tree limbs that are hanging close to the building is a big help. Squirrels use tree limbs like we use interstates. They can still get on your roof if you cut the limbs back, but it will require more work on their part. A squirrel can actually climb right up the side of your home if it wants to. The object is to make your roof inconvenient to access.

Trim any bushes near your building so the wall and vents are more exposed. This will help you to see if any squirrels have been trying to get inside of these areas. Remove any easy access to food or garbage. Squirrels will get into bird feeders if they can, so removing that source of food is a big help.

Sometimes there are just too many squirrels in the area and the population needs to be controlled. If there is an overabundance of any certain species, it starts to create problems for homeowners and businesses. As the squirrel population increases, the need for shelter will become greater. This will make your commercial building or home much more appealing.

If you see stains like this on your ceilings, it may be time to call your favorite wildlife trapping company. Apex Wildlife Control is here for all of your wildlife trapping and sealing needs! Let us help you to trap the squirrels trying to get in your home. We will make sure they stay out. Our amazing exclusion technicians will seal your home up tight.

We offer an outside trapping service that lasts for seven days. During this time we leave live cage traps on your property. Any squirrels caught during this time period are relocated approximately 25 miles away. This helps reduce the squirrel population and prevent the likelihood of future occurrences. Once we get rid of the troublemakers, sometimes the rest of these cute little pests will leave your building alone.

First, we will send one of our wildlife technicians to do an interior and exterior inspection of your home. During the interior inspection, he will check for fecal droppings in your attic to determine what species is in your home. Specifically, he will check to see how the squirrels have found their way inside. He will check to make sure there are no chewed wires, damage to your duct work or HVAC, and if there is any urine damage to your insulation. He will take pictures of any damages or signs of squirrels that he finds.

Next, he will go outside for the exterior inspection where he will look from the bottom of your home's foundation all the way to the top of the roof. The technician is checking for all possible and actual entry points. He will take pictures so you can see for yourself how the squirrels are getting in and out. 

Once we complete the full interior and exterior inspection of your home, we will give you a quote that day on the cost to fully seal your home. The quote will include trapping any squirrels that are creating problems within your home.

Our contractors do not replace ceiling tiles.  If your ceiling tiles are damaged, we recommend hiring a local handyman to replace them.

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans. Some of the more common include tularemia, typhus, plague, and ringworm. Such diseases are transmitted through bites or other forms of direct contact with infected squirrels. Tularemia, typhus, and plague have symptoms that mimic the flu and can be deadly when left untreated. While all mammals are capable of getting rabies, squirrels are very rarely rabid.

Other diseases squirrels transmit to humans come from the various parasites they carry. Rife with parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites, squirrels living in proximity to homes frequently pass these tiny pests on to both humans and pets. Some of the diseases humans can get from the parasites include Lyme disease, Encephalitis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Many of these diseases are fatal when left untreated, so individuals should monitor for symptoms, and seek medical attention after coming in contact with squirrel urine or feces.  Breathing in particles of the animal's excrement is the most common method of disease transmission.  Squirrels can build nests in your attic, soffits and gutters that can contain all kinds of disease that can make you and your family very sick.

Keeping squirrels off your property and out of houses is the best way to ensure the health and safety of both homeowners and their pets. While screening and capping vents and chimneys is effective, entry points like windows, doors, and holes in the roof should also be properly sealed.

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! 

Our contractors do not repair rotted wood or do any major carpentry work. If there is a lot of rotted wood or carpentry that needs 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 should be repaired before we perform our exclusion work. We want you to be happy with our work, but our contractor cannot secure any of our work to something that could fall apart.

So if you have some unwanted little guests hiding in your gutters, give us a call today.  We're here to help!

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