A Squirrel walking on the roof.

When Squirrels Get into Homes

Squirrels are adorable mischievous pests that gather up acorns, climb trees, and often run in the road (and hopefully make it across safely). They can be quite entertaining as they scurry about, as long as they are outside and not inside your home!

When squirrels get into homes, they are anything but fun. They can cause many a sleepless night, as they scratch at walls, run around attics and wreak havoc. Not to mention the damage that they can cause. Squirrels are known for sneaking into homes through the smallest of holes, through damaged areas or any type of small gap. They will chew their way through and once they get in and they often can’t get back out. They will proceed to cause some serious damage by chewing on insulation and electrical wires, making nests, and leaving their urine and feces wherever they go. In any case, whether it’s the noise, the damage, or the odor, the squirrels have to go. A professional pest control company, such as Alexandria Pest Services, can help you gain control of your squirrel problems.

Prevention is the best way to deal with pests of any kind, and squirrels are no different. You will need to close or seal up any potential entry points. You will need steel screening and flashing to prevent them from chewing their way in, especially as the weather gets colder. It’s probably a good idea to keep bird feeders away from your home, otherwise, you are enticing them closer and making your home more appealing. You can also trim back trees and remove wood and junk piles from your property to limit access to nesting and climbing close to your home.

Removing squirrels yourself can be dangerous, as they are wild animals and can carry diseases such as rabies. If you want to prevent squirrels from entering your home this year or if squirrels have already made your house their home, you will need the professionals. Our team of expert technicians will provide a free inspection and work to create a plan to eliminate your pests. At Alexandria Pest Services, we help homeowners just like you get rid of pests in their homes all year round. If you find that you are having a problem with insects or pests, and need an exterminator, call Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 to schedule a professional evaluation. We can help you get rid of these invaders in your home or office!