Squirrels are driven by the need for shelter and warmth, especially during colder months. Your attic and ventilation offer the ideal refuge, providing insulation and protection against the elements.
Also, these animals are excellent climbers and can easily access your roof. Once there, they locate vulnerable points such as loose vents, damaged screens, or uncapped chimneys, allowing them to enter your ventilation system.
Food sources near your home, such as bird feeders or garden produce, may also attract squirrels, increasing the likelihood of them finding their way into your ventilation. If you have a squirrel problem in your ventilation, call Apex Wildlife Control today. We are here to help!
Squirrels are crafty when it comes to finding entry points. They can access your attic ventilation in various ways, making it necessary to get those areas sealed up.
One common entry point is through roof vents and exhaust pipes. Squirrels can chew or push aside vent covers, allowing them access. They can also enter gaps or openings around these vents or along the edges of your roof.
Another way they enter is through damaged or poorly sealed attic fans or vents. Squirrels can easily gnaw through weakened materials or pry loose covers to gain access.
Sometimes they may use overhanging tree branches as an access to your attic. If you have squirrels in your attic, call Apex Wildlife Control today. We are here to help!
There are potential health risks associated with dust from dried squirrel droppings in your ventilation system. When squirrel droppings dry out, they can crumble into fine particles that become airborne within your home. These particles may contain harmful pathogens, including bacteria and fungi, which can pose a significant health risk to you and your family.
Inhaling this contaminated dust can lead to respiratory problems and potentially more severe illnesses. One major concern is histoplasmosis, a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, commonly found in the droppings of various animals, including squirrels. Histoplasmosis can range from mild flu-like symptoms to severe respiratory issues, particularly for those with weakened immune systems. If you have squirrel droppings, call Apex Wildlife Control today! We are here to help!
To keep squirrels out of your home, start by checking for any holes or gaps in and around your house. If you find any, seal them up with materials like metal mesh or strong cloth.
Also, look at the tree branches close to your home. Squirrels can use them like a bridge to get inside. Trim these branches back if they’re too close to your house.
Make sure your vents and openings are covered with screens or caps so that squirrels can’t sneak in. And if you see any damage on your roof, walls, or other parts of your home, fix it right away to stop squirrels from finding a way in.
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skunks, opossums, voles, armadillos and much more.
So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property,
give Apex Wildlife Control a call today.
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