When dangling from a tree limb or frolicking throughout the yard with their buddies, cute and fluffy squirrels are fun to watch. When lying in bed at night and you hear thumping overhead, the sounds of squirrels in the attic are frightening.
As the NJ weather beings to turn cold, many different types of rodents and animals pests will be seeking shelter for the upcoming winter. Squirrels will take advantage of an assortment of ways to gain access to a home’s attic. A tree branch that touches or is overhanging a roof makes for easy access to a roof. There squirrels will try to enter through plastic attic vents. Their sharp teeth and claws make a break-in easy. A loose piece of roofing or damaged piece of soffit is another way that clever squirrels find their way inside.
Squirrels in the attic are unwelcome houseguests for many reasons. One squirrel often turns into many squirrels as squirrels are able to share such a large space that an attic brings. Besides their overhead scampering, squirrels can be quite loud when communicating with each other. Their chattering and shrieks are known for early morning human wake-up calls.
Squirrels are known to carry parasites such as ticks and fleas which can travel down into the main quarters of a home causing a serious infestation. Ticks and fleas are known to cause diseases such as Lyme disease, Typhus, and the Plague so it is important to keep these pests out of your home. A Monmouth County NJ Pest Control professional like Allison Pest Control specializes in humanly ridding NJ homes of squirrels and providing exclusion services.