Although the idea of fluffy animals is cute, you may opt out squirrels from the choices. This is because they will cause damages more than you know.
If you are used to living in the rural parts of the city, it is not already new to you and your neighbours how annoying these little creatures are. All of you may be using the same brand of traps even. But if you are new to this part of the world, then you should be ready to face these tiny monsters.
You will know if you have been late for prevention if, one, you see a few, maybe two or three, squirrels running around your backyard. This may not be an accurate sign of infestation, as these squirrels may be just playing around or still looking for a good place for nesting such as your attic.
There are wild squirrels living in the attic when, two, you see holes near your roof or in the roof. These are their gates to your attic. They may be several holes. But these holes can just be due to rotten wood, but you can tell if the wood has been munched on. However, they can also go through your chimneys and gutter.
For a third sign, you will hear the squirrels’ tiny sets of feet running all over the ceiling. These are usually heard in the morning and evening where they are most active.
When you go up the attic to check this noise, but see no squirrel, fourth, you may see their faeces scattered near the corners. These are their excrements since, of course, they are feeding.
Once you see all of these signs, but didn’t actually see a squirrel in your attic, try to catch them in a trap. You may want to avail cheap traps in the supermarket and put them near the holes that you found. If one of your traps caught even only one, only then can you confirm that there are wild squirrels living in the attic.
You should call for professionals fast to help you get rid of these pests before they could increase in number and munch on your furniture too.