Have you seen squirrels in your gutters in Memphis TN? You may have noticed the gutters not working properly when a storm goes through. These two things could be more connected than you realize. Squirrels tend to make a lot of noise as it is, so having them run through your gutters can make that noise ten-times worse.
Squirrels tend to be most active during the day, so you will probably hear them in the morning. You may hear them at night when they are going in and out of their nest. However, in the summer months, it can get extremely hot on and around the roof and gutters, so you may not hear them during the middle of the day.
Squirrels can crawl up gutter spouts easily. Even if you have gutter guards, squirrels may still get in them. Always make sure you fix the bottom of the gutters if necessary, so the squirrels can’t climb up and make a nest in them.
If squirrels are in your gutters, it will create more problems than just noise. If they make a nest, it can block the flow of the water and clog up the drainage. This restricted flow of water will eventually cause the wood to rot.
It is always a good idea to look around for water stains. If you notice an area where you can see watermarks, you need to check your gutters. Just one squirrel nest can create a major blockage. If you find water damage, you also need to be aware that there could be mold. If you see mold, you need to check to see if it has spread into the interior of the wall. You do not want to risk having mold on the inside of your house. This can make your family sick and you may not even realize mold is the reason.
Squirrels love to scratch and chew. Make sure you are checking your home for chew marks. If squirrels are nesting in your gutters, they are likely creating more damage in other areas of your home. You do not want to neglect this issue for too long because squirrels can do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. They can get into your home and start to chew on wiring, cause damage to duct work or HVAC, and ruin the insulation with urine and fecal droppings. These are just the most common issues. That’s not even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to squirrel damage.
Prevention is the best route to take. This is sometimes easier said than done. One important prevention method is to trim your trees. Cut back any branches that are close to your house or hanging over your roof. Squirrels use branches like we use highways and interstates. Branches make jumping onto your roof easy, so cutting them back will take away that option.
It is also a good idea to trim any bushes that are up against your house. Squirrels are amazing climbers. Cutting back branches may help, but it is not the solution to solve the entire problem. Another tip is to make sure no food scraps are being left outside. Squirrels love nuts and seeds, especially bird feed.
When it seems that no deterrents or prevention methods are working, 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.
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.
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 there is a lot 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 needs to be repaired before we perform exclusion. 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 little guests hiding in your gutters, give us a call today. We're here to help!
If Squirrels Are In Your Gutters In Memphis TN, Contact Us At 901-598-8555. Or Fill Out Our Contact Form Below And A Member Of Our Friendly Office Staff Will Contact You Shortly.