Do you have squirrels in your soffit in Germantown TN? Have you been seeing squirrels running around on your roof lately? You may want to start checking the exterior of your house for chew marks. If you have already found holes around or in your soffits, they are most likely in your attic and it is past time to call in a professional to help.
Squirrels, like any other living thing, want to feel safe and protected. For this reason, among others, you will often find squirrels in your soffit or other areas. The integrity of the home is vital and should be protected and we’re here to help. Apex Wildlife Control has assisted in protecting homes for 16 years.
Chances are, if there are squirrels in your soffit, there may be other areas around your home that have also been penetrated. There are many places that squirrels can gain access to with very little trouble. These areas include soffits, fascia boards, construction gaps, gable vents, dryer vents, and ground vents, among others. Don’t wait until it’s too late to have an inspection on your home as time is of the essence.
Squirrels can climb up and chew through just about anything because their claws and teeth are so sharp. Their front paws can grab onto objects well, while their claws dig in to give them traction to hold on. They can leap across trees and power lines to get to your home with ease.
Preventing Squirrels In Your Soffit In Germantown TN
A few prevention methods that can help, is to start with what is around your home, possibly attracting these squirrels. Any type of birdseed, nuts, berries, or food on the ground can attract them to your property. Take down bird feeders, even the hummingbird ones. Trimming bushes away from the house can also help sometimes. Trim down trees that the branches are hanging low to your roof or near your soffits. Repair any rotted wood around your home that the squirrels could easily chew through or tear apart.
Damage From Squirrels In Your Soffit
Once squirrels have decided to make your home theirs, it is hard to deter them away. If the squirrels have already started to make a nest in your soffits then they likely also have access and are inside of your attic. In the attic, they can do a lot of damage that can also lead to very dangerous situations as well as costly for your home and family.
If the squirrels have chewed any wiring and it is exposed, it could create a fire or cause a shortage in the electrical systems. They can damage your ventilation system, insulation, and structural integrity. Because squirrels have sharp teeth and claws, they can do this in a very short amount of time and rack up expenses quickly.
The sooner you can identify the problem, trap the species, and seal the home, the sooner you can have your home structurally sound. Our call volume is unpredictable and for this reason, we ask that you reach out to a professional before more damage can be done. Typically you will hear the noises first, but if you see squirrels in your soffit or chew marks then it is better to go ahead and call for an inspection to get a better idea of what is going on with your home.
Interior And Exterior Inspections
The wildlife technician will start with the interior inspection first. The technicians will look for fecal droppings to determine the species of the animals. The technician will also check for chewed wiring, damage to your HVAC, and damage to your duct work. They take pictures of their findings and move to the exterior of the home for the remainder of the inspection.
We are looking for the possible and actual entry points from the bottom of your home’s foundation to the top of the roof. The technicians will also take pictures of these entry points and report those to you. After the full inspection, the technician will provide you with an estimate detailing all things on the interior and exterior.
We can do many repairs through our exclusion (preventative repairs) services, however, we cannot do everything. Any repairs that involve concrete around the foundation, rotting wood, and roofing work need to be done by a carpenter who specializes in those areas.
The Apex Guarantee
Apex Wildlife Control offers something different than any other wildlife company! Not only do we offer a one year guarantee, but we also have a double money-back guarantee! The one year warranty guarantees that the specified species will not get into your home for one year.
The double money-back guarantee is proof that the work we provide is quality and satisfactory. If you don’t find our work sufficient then we will redo the specified area. If you are still unsatisfied, we will refund you the money for that portion of the work and pay another company of your choosing to come and do the exclusion work.
We have never had to do this of course, but we always honor our promises and contracts. So if you have a problem with squirrels in your soffits in Germantown TN, contact us today!