Squirrels In The Attic
There are many different signs of squirrels in the attic. Before you try to figure out how to get rid of squirrels in the attic, you must confirm that you actually do have squirrels in the attic and that you are dealing with squirrels and not another animal. You can do this by reading through my Feces Identification Guide and by checking out pictures of squirrels in the attic. When you have determined that there are squirrels in your attic or on your property, be sure to call a professional animal control team such as Centurian Wildlife Control or any of the vendors that I list in the location pages to provide you with a free inspection and plan to remove the animal moving forward.
Once it is confirmed that you have found squirrels in your attic, the first thing that I like to look at is the squirrel poop. Squirrel poop is different than other animal poop because it is normally about three quarters of an inch to an inch in diameter and squirrel poop also has berries in it. Squirrel poop will generally only be in one area; this is called a latrine. For more information about squirrel poop please check out my squirrel poop page.
Another thing that I like to look for is damage that squirrels create when they are in your attic, on your roof or are the soffits pulled down. Did the squirrel try to get into your house, rip up the shingles and walk around the exterior of your home? Squirrels are a pretty good-sized mammal and their claws are very big and squirrels are actually strong, so if you see damage that looks quite extensive on your home, roof or soffit, chances are you're dealing with squirrels in the attic and not opossums or raccoons. Squirrels can cause serious damage to the roof and damage to the attic. Squirrels also cause damage to the soffit. Squirrel damage is not generally covered by insurance; because of this you want to hire a professional squirrel removal company. Read some of my tips on hiring a good professional squirrel removal company and what to look out for.
Squirrels make a lot of noise when they're in the attic or around your home, and what separates them from most other animals that we deal with is the fact that they are out during the day. So if you are hearing noises during the daytime in the attic or on the roof its probably squirrels. If you are hearing it at night then the animal is nocturnal, so you would need to check out my pages on Rats, Bats, Raccoons and Possums. You can actually look at some of my YouTube videos and read more about the sounds that squirrels make when they are in the attic. One reason you may hear squirrels in your attic is when a mother squirrel is calling for their babies; you will need to get those squirrels removed once it has been confirmed that you are dealing with squirrels. Your wildlife removal company will then set squirrel traps and use the right type of bait for squirrel trapping. I have a whole page dedicated to squirrel trapping if you are interested in learning tips on how to get rid of squirrels in the attic, what type of bait to use to trap and catch squirrels, as well as what to do once you’ve actually caught them. I have years of training in squirrel removal and identifying the signs of squirrels in your attic. I have my degree and background and Wildlife and Entomology from the University of Florida as well as I've been in the field studying squirrels for over 5 years. If you have any questions about the signs of squirrels in your attic give me a call or set up an inspection and one of our managers or preferred vendors will be happy to assist you.