Are you hearing noises in your attic? Do you see damage to entry point points on the outside of your home? Act fast and call Safer Nature Pest Control today! We are a local pest control company based out of Amesbury, MA that has been providing residents and business owners with squirrel exclusion services for almost 20 years!
Exclusion works by installing metal between the edges and frames at entry points on the exterior of your property such as opening in the attic, gutter system, and foundation. After those areas are sealed off properly then this will help prevent squirrels from sneaking their way into your home or business.
Don't let flying squirrels keep you up at night. Call the pest control experts at Safer Nature Pest Control to learn more about our squirrel exclusion services!
No immediate danger is posed to persons coming across a squirrel although if trying to corner or handle these little guys it will result in a nasty bite requiring medical attention. The biggest danger they do pose is the diseases, parasites, ticks, mange and fleas that this unwanted squatter is leaving in your roof, siding etc. The droppings of flying squirrels have been associated with Murine Typhus (a bacteria spread to people through contact with infected fleas).
You have a cozy house with snacks nearby. It may cold outside and no one is keeping these guys out by closing their access holes and reducing access points. Squirrels can have litters of 5 to 7 young and nesting in insulation is a great plus for a mother squirrel who would average 4 litters in her lifetime.
Squirrels have caused houses to catch fire after they have chewed on electrical lines and their gnawing can weaken rafters. Their urine and feces make horrible stains and the stench will bug any home owner. Orchard owners will find them a nuisance with crops, land owners have their lawns ruined and general home owners get annoyed with their bird feeders getting robbed.
Trim tree limbs 6 to 8 feet away from home or structure to prevent squirrels from jumping onto roofs and trim back ivy or other climbing material. Look around for entry points and block up the holes. It can be tricky to find these holes as the Fox and Eastern Gray squirrel will make a hole the size of a baseball, Red squirrels the size of a golf ball and Flying squirrels the size of a quarter.
Exclude these guys as soon as the holes are found so they never get back in the same way they came. Make the habitat as difficult as possible for them to enjoy "coming home and snacking". So, also remove or reduce all food sources like bird feeders that spill excess seed or can be accessed by them.