How Squirrels Could Get Inside Your North Carolina Home This Fall

October 17, 2018


This fall you may want to enjoy all that nature has to offer, but that doesn’t mean you want wildlife invading your home. As the weather starts to change, squirrels, in particular, will start thinking about where they can find a home that will provide them a little more warmth and shelter on a regular basis. They tend to scurry about in a frenzy readying themselves by storing up food from the outdoors for the long winter months when food may be scarce.

squirrel eating a nut

Eastern gray squirrels are the most common squirrel in North Carolina and will usually stick to living in the trees. You can also find southern and northern flying squirrels, eastern fox squirrels, and red squirrels. These squirrels can sometimes find a way into your attic, where it is nice and warm and proves to be a good substitute for a tree cavity where they can nest and raise their young.
 
How do squirrels get inside your North Carolina home? They may seek out holes and gaps that will provide them with easy access, and go through vents, siding, shingles, chimneys, and open doors and windows. Squirrels are excellent jumpers and can run along utility cables and wires with ease. Once inside, they will go about chewing on things to keep their teeth at a manageable length.
 
Squirrels can damage furniture, structures, plumbing pipes, vents, electrical wires, and wood. They have been known to start fires by chewing electrical lines, cause flooding by damaging plumbing, and they can cause much damage to your attic, wall voids, and home.
 
If you experience a squirrel in your home, they won’t usually attack unless they are provoked, but if you corner them they can scratch and bite ferociously, on occasion, can transmit rabies. You should never try to handle wildlife on your own. It is important to seek the assistance of a professional pest control company such as A-1 Pest Control. Our team of experts offers comprehensive solutions to eradicate house-invading squirrels and provide in-depth communication regarding all aspects of control, including inspections, treatments, and ways to keep squirrels out in the future.
 
Get back to enjoying fall in peace and let A-1 Pest Control go to work for you with all of your pest and wildlife control issues. Give us a call today, you will be glad you did.




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