Are Squirrels On Your Roof In Memphis TN?

Do you have squirrels on the roof of your home? If you have squirrels on the roof of your home, you're not alone. Squirrels can be some of the cutest and funniest animals to watch. However, squirrels can also potentially be a hazard to your property. They can be seen running on your roof. This may seem innocent, but that is not always the case. If you have seen squirrels on your roof, then you need to check for signs of entry. Some signs include chewed corners on your soffits and holes in your siding or roof. You may also notice droppings in your attic, and scratching noises in your walls or ceilings.

Squirrels may be small, but they can do a lot of damage. If you hear squirrels on the roof of your home or see chew marks, they may already be in your attic. Squirrels' teeth never stop growing and they constantly have to chew to file them down. Once they gain entrance into your attic, they can chew on electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. They can also damage your duct-work, and HVAC as well. This can lead to very dangerous situations.

If a squirrel decides to nest in your attic, the nests themselves can be a hazard. Squirrels will build their nests from extremely flammable materials such as dried leaves, grasses, twigs, pine needles, and even man-made items such as plastic and cloth.  As these nests can easily catch fire, they are hazardous to have in your home.

Did you know that a squirrel's teeth can grow up to SIX INCHES in only one year?  These little creatures have to chew constantly in order to keep their teeth filed down enough to eat, otherwise they would starve to death.  Unfortunately, the favorite "chew toys" of both squirrels and rats are your wiring.  Squirrels are prone to chew wiring inside and outside your home, and have even been electrocuted as a result!  If any wires are exposed from being chewed by these animals, they can create a fire. And if these wires are near a flammable nest like this, a fire could start and spread very quickly throughout your home. Some squirrels even make a nest in the air vents which is also a fire hazard.

Wildlife can carry many diseases and parasites into your home, especially through their droppings. You can be exposed to a lot of harmful bacteria if you do not have the correct equipment, which is why we offer a fecal cleaning and deodorization service to our customers.  If there is too much urine in the insulation, the moisture can lead to bacteria. If this is in the air vents then it is circulating and stirring up bacteria, sending it throughout your whole house. This could be happening and making everyone sick without you even knowing it.

If you decide to clean it yourself please use proper safety procedures and cleaning supplies. Also, always wear a respirator. Don’t breathe in any harmful chemicals or any particles from the fecal that will be stirred up. Also, wear goggles to protect your eyes. Ensure you are wearing a Tyvek suit and gloves. This will help ensure you don't track bacteria back into the interior of your home. In addition, this will prevent your clothing from getting stained. 

Sometimes there are just too many squirrels in one area.  If the squirrels have not already gained entry into your home, we offer an outside trapping service. This service is designed to reduce the local squirrel population. Once we trap the squirrels we safely relocate them to an area that is not so populated.

Our trapping process lasts for a total of 7 days. During this time, we make a total of 3 trap checks. At each visit, we will relocate any animals caught and rebait the traps. This service can help alleviate overcrowding and excess damage caused by squirrels to your home.

Apex Wildlife Control performs interior and exterior inspections for homes that have signs of animal damage and activity. Our technicians will perform a full interior and exterior inspection on the property. They will look for any chewed wires, damaged HVAC, and soiled insulation.

Afterward, the technician will perform an exterior inspection from the bottom of your foundation to the top of your roof. He will look for all potential and actual points of entry. Once the technician has finished the inspection, he will provide you an estimate for trapping the squirrels and sealing your home.

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans. Some of the more common include tularemia, typhus, plague, and ringworm. Such diseases are transmitted through bites or other forms of direct contact with infected squirrels. Tularemia, typhus, and plague have symptoms that mimic the flu and can be deadly when left untreated. While all mammals are capable of getting rabies, squirrels are very rarely rabid.

Other diseases squirrels transmit to humans come from the various parasites they carry. Rife with parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites, squirrels living in proximity to homes frequently pass these tiny pests on to both humans and pets. Some of the diseases humans can get from the parasites include Lyme disease, Encephalitis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Many of these diseases are fatal when left untreated, so individuals should monitor for symptoms, and seek medical attention after coming in contact with squirrel urine or feces.  Breathing in particles of the animal's excrement is the most common method of disease transmission.  Squirrels can build nests in your attic, soffits and gutters that can contain all kinds of disease that can make you and your family very sick.

Keeping squirrels off your property and out of houses is the best way to ensure the health and safety of both homeowners and their pets. While screening and capping vents and chimneys is effective, entry points like windows, doors, and holes in the roof should also be properly sealed.

Because we stand behind our guarantees, 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 such as the one this little fellow is peeking out of. If there is rotted wood around your home, it needs to be repaired before we perform exclusion. Our contractors cannot secure any of our work to areas of rotted wood that is not sturdy and could easily fall apart.

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 hear squirrels running across your roof, give us a call today.  We're here to help!

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