How to get rid of squirrels

Noises in your attic or loft

Hearing noises in your attic or loft could be a sign you have squirrels or other wildlife living in your roof. The warm, dark spaces are ideal environments for them to live and build their nests in.

Although squirrels are generally not a threat to people, they can cause damage to your house by chewing woodwork and ceilings, stripping insulation and gnawing through electric wires which can cause a fire hazard.

Signs of a squirrel infestation

You may hear scratching noises during the day and night time, or see visible signs such as torn loft insulation, chewed wires and squirrel droppings. These can vary in shape and colour but are usually dark and round, similar to rat droppings.

How to get rid of squirrels

If you think you have squirrels in your attic then you need to take action quickly. As well as the damage squirrels cause to your property, their droppings may become breeding grounds for insects which can carry bugs and diseases into your home.

The best way to get rid of squirrels is to call Masons Pest Control. We will set traps to catch the squirrels and recommend blocking entrance holes with wire mesh to stop any more unwanted visitors moving in.


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