In order to prevent squirrels from entering your home or office building, it is key to first inspect the exterior of the building. Pay close attention to roof overhangs, soffits, fascia boards and windows to make sure that there are no cracks or holes. Take extra care to check roof vents, as they may be loose or not properly be screened in. Tree branches close to buildings should be trimmed to about six to eight feet from the structure, so as to prevent squirrels from jumping onto the roof. It is also key to keep bird feeders far away from your structure or to invest in squirrel proof feeders.
Squirrels live up to five years, weigh around a pound and their diet primarily consists of nuts and fruits. Squirrels are very used to being in contact with humans, and are surprisingly trusting of us. They will commonly eat right out of a person’s hand if they are in need of food. With that being said, handling squirrels is frowned upon, as they carry diseases and other sorts of bacteria.
If they gain access inside of a home, squirrels can terrorize attics and crawlspaces. They are able to fit a good deal of food and bedding in their cheek pouches, and will continuously bring more and more of it into your building, creating a nest. They are very loud, making squeaking and scratching sounds at all hours of the day.
If you suspect that a squirrel is nesting in your home or office building, contact the professionals at Pest EZ East today! They can set up humane traps, remove the animal and take it to a location far away so you won’t have to worry about them coming back.