Do you have squirrels in your insulation in Germantown TN? Hearing that you have squirrels in your insulation could make just about anyone want to cry. Have you noticed a bad smell that are almost musty? Are squirrels in your attic making lots of noise and keeping you up early in the morning? Having squirrels in your attic can be very bad news. If you think you might have squirrels nesting in your attic insulation, give us a call.
Squirrels can do a lot of damage to your attic in a short amount of time. Squirrels urinate in insulation and the scent can be an attractant to predators. If squirrels get into your attic, they often make nests in your insulation. It is very common for squirrels to chew their way into homes especially before it starts getting cold outside. They want somewhere warm and safe from other predators and your attic and its insulation are the perfect spots.
Squirrel Breeding And Gestation
Squirrels mate between December and February as well as in May and June. They gestate up to 44 days and can have a litter size on average from two to four babies. They look for a safe, warm and quiet place to raise their young. The baby squirrels are weaned around seven to ten weeks. At that time, they will start to get out of the nest more. Mama Squirrel will start to bring them outside of the nesting area when they are big enough to teach how to hunt. Once this happens, you will begin to see more activity and damage.
When it comes to getting a family of squirrels out of an attic, we don’t trap them. We put “eviction fluid” around the attic before we perform any sealing or trapping services. This fluid sets off a biological reaction that makes the mother squirrel sense a predator is nearby. When these senses trigger in her, she will want to relocate the babies herself. This is the best way to get them out without separating the family. We do our best not to separate squirrel families from each other.
Keeping Squirrels Out Of Your Insulation
It’s best to take some preventative measures that will help deter squirrels from deciding they want to room with you. Look for any low-hanging branches over your roof. Branches are the main highway for squirrels. They can easily jump from the branches onto your roof.
Make sure there is no food outside your house. Squirrels love nuts, berries and seeds. If you have bird feeders in your yard, make sure they are far away from your home. Anytime you are outside, it is always good to observe the condition of your home. Check for any chewed corners or scratching around your roof. If you see any signs that squirrels are trying to get into your home, they have most likely already gained access.
You may begin to see stains on your ceiling when not treated properly. When squirrels nest in your attic on the insulation they are urinating and defecating all over it. With enough urine, the insulation can be ruined and it could also spread to other areas.
Call A Professional For Squirrels In Your Insulation In Germantown TN
If you start to smell a musty odor, you need to check around and make sure there is no mold starting to form. Moisture creates mold and it may be filtering through your air conditioning all into your home. It is very important to have someone check your attic every so often for signs of wildlife living in your attic. Droppings are always the quickest way to spot if an animal is in your attic.
If you even start to think there may be a squirrel in your attic or if you notice signs of wildlife chewing on the outside of your home it is time to call the professionals!
Apex Wildlife Control is here to make sure your home is animal-free, and if there are animals, we are here to provide a solution and help you to create a safe quiet home again.
The Apex Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control will send one of our trained wildlife technicians to your home to come to do a full interior and exterior inspection. They will go into your attic and look for fecal droppings to determine the species first. We are also looking for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC or duct work, and check on the condition of your insulation. The technician will take pictures of all the damages and signs of wildlife that is found.
After, the interior inspection they will go outside and proceed to do the exterior portion of the inspection. The technician is looking for all potential and actual entry points. They will take pictures to show you how the animals are getting in and out of your home. You will receive a quote the same day for the prices of trapping and sealing your home from wildlife reentry.
Apex Wildlife offers a one-year warranty and also a double money-back guarantee. This is something no other wildlife company offers. So if you think you may have squirrels in your insulation in Germantown TN, give us a call today!