Fall in the Capital Region of Upstate NY is the time of year when everyone starts looking for a warm place to hole up for the winter months – pests included. Now, you may not think of your attic as a warm, welcoming haven, but squirrels absolutely see your attic as a refuge from winter’s harsh realities. Actually, attics are prime property for Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel to set up their nursery. So, if have a squirrel infestation, let’s figure it out and take care of the problem stat!
Signs You Have Squirrels in Your Attic
- Scratching, chirping, or bumping in the early morning or evening hours are an excellent first indication that you have squirrels in the attic. Squirrels largely stay outside during daylight hours, so you will hear them most during the early morning and evening. Usually, they enter your home through the eaves or chimney and will nest in the attic or walls. If you hear any of these, you likely have a squirrel infestation and should contact a pest control provider to analyze how the pests are accessing your home and determine the best way to remove the problem.
- A visual inspection reveals a loose nest of twigs, paper, and other soft materials could mean you likely have squirrels in your attic.
- Odor or droppings in one area of your attic or coming from an adjacent room or ceiling is also a sign that you may have a squirrel problem.
- Chewed wires, holes in the siding or under soffits, attic insulation damage, and other chewed places are often an indication of a squirrel infestation in your attic.
Do you have squirrels in your attic and live in Albany, Saratoga, or the Capital Region? Contact Upstate NY OPC Pest Control for a professional consultation and pest elimination today!