Squirrels In Your Gutters In Bartlett TN

Problems Caused By Squirrels In Your Gutters in Bartlett TN

Squirrels are in your gutters can create more than just noise problems. Squirrels that build a nest in a gutter can block the flow of the water and clog up the drainage. The restricted flow of water would cause the wood to rot eventually.

It’s always good to check your gutter system for the presence of water stains or watermarks. Even if just one squirrel nest is present it can create a major blockage. When you find water damage there may be mold. If you see mold you need to make sure you check to see if the mold is present on the interior of the wall. Having mold on the inside of your house can cause your family to become sick, and you may not have a clue that mold is the reason.

You should also be diligent about checking around your home occasionally to look for chew marks. If you have squirrels nesting in your gutters then it is likely that they are creating more damage in other areas of your home. Squirrels love to scratch and chew. You should not let this situation go on for too long because squirrels can do a lot of damage in a short span of time. Squirrel’s chew on wiring, cause damage to ductwork, the HVAC, vents and PVC pipes. They can ruin the insulation with fecal droppings and urine, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage that squirrels can do. 

Preventative Measures

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is work a pound of cure. Without a doube, prevention is the best route to take when it comes to squirrels. That is, however, something that is easier said than done. There are actions you can take to prevent squirrels from targeting your home. One important step you can take is to trim your trees. Cut back the branches that are hang close to or over your home. Tree branches make it easy for squirrels to jump onto your roof. Since squirrels use branches in much the same way as we use highways and bridges, cutting back or trimming any low hanging tree branches can remove this option.

It is also a good idea to trim back bushes that grow up against the side of your home. Squirrels are amazing climbers, and cutting the back tree branches and bushes may help. However, it will not be the solution to solve the entire problem.

Another extremely helpful tip is to make sure no food is left outside if you feed your pets outside or even if you have a bird feeder. Squirrels love nuts and seeds!  

When it gets to the point where no deterrents or prevention methods are working for you then it may be time to call a wildlife professional. Apex Wildlife Control are just the professionals to contact for all of your wildlife trapping and sealing needs! Let our experienced, knowledgeable wildlife technicians trap the squirrels that are trying to invade your home. Then our amazing exclusion technicians will seal your home up tight from wildlife re-entry.

Inspecting For Squirrels In Your Gutters in Bartlett TN

Initially, we will have one of our wildlife technicians conduct a thorough interior and exterior inspection of your home. During the interior inspection, the technician will check for fecal droppings to identify the animal species that is involved. The technician checks for damage to electrical wires, duct work, HVAC, and insulation damage from fecal and urine. As he goes the technician will take pictures of any damages or signs of wildlife that he finds.

The exterior inspection is where the technician walks around the entire perimeter of your home from the foundation to the top of the roof looking for all actual and potential entry points. If the technician finds any nests in your gutters that can be removed easily he remove them unless there are babies in the nest. When babies are present in a nest then we will move the nest and try to keep it close to the original nesting area so the mother can locate her babies easily. 

When the full interior and exterior inspection of your property is complete the technician will review the pictures with you and provide a detailed quote the same day for the cost to fully seal your home and trap any animals that are creating issues for you and damage to your home.

So, if you have squirrels in your gutters in Bartlett TN, call Apex Wildlife Control at (901)598-8555 for your wildlife needs. There is no problem too large or too small for our wildlife technicians to handle. Don’t forget to ask about our one-year warranty and double money-back guarantee on our complete exclusion services!


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