Squirrels are cute, fun and whimsical to watch. However, squirrels may also be a pain in the butt. They can root up your bulbs, clean out your bird seed and get on your house.
However, how can they be dangerous?
It is all because of two things: first, they get into your house, and two, they prefer to chew.
Squirrels move into your loft for various reasons. Maybe it’s near their meals (because they like to live close to their meals) or maybe they will need to create a nest to live (or have a family) or maybe it’s because they found an opening into your attic – a location that’s warm, dry and protected.
Well, it doesn’t really matter why they are there. It is only that they are there.
This Is a problem because squirrels love to chew. In fact it is a necessity for them to chew constantly and also to chew anything.
Now consider this. When you have a squirrel living in your attic, what’s it going to eat or chew? It might begin by creating a nest. Perhaps you’ve got a few important papers or clothes in the loft. They’d make a nice nest.
Now the squirrel requires some entertainment. (occasionally squirrels aren’t too picky about what they think.)
Well, Let us say you don’t have anything like that in your loft. Nevertheless, there are a lot more things it may start chewing and these are probably something produced from wood – such as your flooring, siding, studs, rafters,… (maybe not cheap things to mend or fix).
What else is in most attics and is usually not very well hidden and occasionally laying right out in the open? Electric wiring!
Squirrels obviously do not know any better, so if it seems interesting or is in their way, they will chew it. Regrettably, it is an established fact that lots of squirrels have chewed electric wiring and also have begun a lot of house fire in the process. This is why allowing those cute critters in your loft is very dangerous.
The fear of having a loft fire should only be one concern of having squirrels in your attic. Attic squirrels are also bad because they can:
1.) Make it easier to enter your primary living area, If they have a family, your problems (such as chewing) is mutiplied by 4 or 5 times,
3.) Squirrels bring insects, fleas or ticks in your house which can spread into your living room, also
4.) Their urine and feces may lead to health problems.
All this signifies is that you need to eliminate the squirrels (if they are There already) or prevent them from arriving in (if they aren’t there yet.) . The best way to start is to call The Villages Wildlife Control make sure all openings on your loft are properly shut. This will go a long way to keeping them out.