Noises in The Attic! What’s next?

Noises in The Attic! What’s next?

There’s nothing quite like the first hint of crisp fall air and the changing leaves that follow a long, sweltering Georgia summer. However, early fall also marks the last peak breeding season of the year for both gray squirrels and flying squirrels. Homeowners should be aware that colder temperatures mixed with this upcoming rise in the local squirrel population could bring these furry creatures into unwanted places, such as your attic, to build their nests.

Squirrels, one of the most highly destructive types of rodents, can cause major issues in your home. They are notorious for gnawing on everything from cables and electrical wiring to wood SurGuard Exterminatingand insulation, increasing chances for short circuits in your wires and ultimately putting your house at a high risk for fire. Thousands of house fires each year result from this pesky squirrel behavior. As an additional threat, squirrels can also chew through water pipes, causing extreme water damage or flooding that your insurance company won’t cover. Don’t put your household at risk. Squirrels’ teeth never stop growing throughout their lifetime so don’t let your household become their continual chew toy.

How can you find out if squirrels have taken up residence in your house before it’s too late? It’s simple! Be observant and get to know the wildlife in your SurGuard Exterminatingarea. Gray squirrels are the most common species of squirrel in Georgia. You might hear noises from gray squirrels scratching and scurrying in your attic during the day from sunrise to sunset. On the other hand, you can expect to hear noises from flying squirrels from dusk to early morning as they are nocturnal creatures. In addition to observing chew marks and hearing noises, homeowners may also start to notice unusual debris, such as pine cones, leaves, nuts and sticks, accumulating in their attic. As colder weather approaches, squirrels will also seek the warmth and comfort of your home’s insulation so observing burrow holes can be another telltale sign of a squirrel’s residence.

If you think your home may have a squirrel infestation, don’t hesitate. Call SurGuard Exterminating located in Canton, Ga. and have us come out and determine how these critters are getting into your home. We will seal all entrances, cracks, and openings as well as trim overhanging branches that could be leading pests to your home. All of our wildlife exclusion work is done with a 100% guarantee so you can be ensured that if your squirrels return so will Surguard Exterminating!

David Gibson

SurGuard Exterminating, Inc.