Sometimes it can be a little difficult to tell if squirrels are nesting in your gutters. Here are some things to look for!
Listen for scratching or scampering sounds coming from your gutters, especially during the day. Squirrels are most active in the morning and late afternoon. Also, look for any squirrel nests or debris accumulation in your gutters. Squirrels might bring in nesting materials, leaves, or twigs.
Check for squirrel droppings in or around your gutters. Their droppings resemble small pellets and can be a telltale sign of their presence. Inspecting your gutters for any gnaw marks or chewed areas is also a good idea.
Squirrels can carry diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonella, and even rabies. Though direct transmission to humans is relatively rare, indirect exposure through contact with contaminated surfaces or materials is possible.
Squirrels often harbor ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. If ticks infest your property due to squirrel activity, you and your pets may be at risk. Squirrels can also carry mites, such as the squirrel itch mite. These microscopic pests can cause itching and discomfort if they come into contact with humans.
Thoroughly clean your gutters to remove any debris and nesting materials that may attract squirrels. This eliminates the cozy environment they seek.
Then you will want to thoroughly clean your gutters to remove any debris and nesting materials that may attract squirrels. This eliminates the cozy environment they seek.
Trim branches near your home that provide squirrels with easy access to your gutters. This reduces their ability to jump onto your roof and your gutters.
Afterward, inspect your home for any potential entry points, like gaps in the roof line, and seal them to prevent future squirrel infestations in your home.
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