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Squirrel in Attic in Richmond, VA

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Squirrels can be a problem for homeowners in Richmond, Virginia, throughout the year, but there are certain times of increased activity. 

Spring is mating season for squirrels, and squirrels can build nests in your house to give birth. Areas like your attic, walls, and chimneys provide ideal conditions for a squirrel nest

In the fall, squirrels are busy preparing for winter by gathering and storing food. This can lead to increased foraging activity in gardens and around bird feeders, as well as attempts to access attics or crawl spaces to create winter nests.

Squirrels do not hibernate. During the colder months, squirrels may seek shelter in warm and insulated spaces, such as attics, crawl spaces, or wall voids, leading to potential conflicts with homeowners. 

Squirrel in Attic

A homeowner noticed scurrying noises from their ceiling early in the morning. This is one of the most common signs of a squirrel infestation. Other signs of squirrels include physical evidence like droppings, nesting materials, and gnaw marks. 

During our inspection, we found evidence of squirrel droppings but no evidence of a nest. Squirrels tend to avoid people. Our wildlife inspector managed to find the actual culprit and snapped this photo! 

How Do Squirrels Get into an Attic?

Squirrels are resourceful critters and only need a gap the size of a golf ball. Once we established the homeowner had a squirrel infestation, we need to find the squirrel entry points. 

Common squirrel entry points are along the roof usually in soffits, eaves, and fascia boards. House ventilation are common entry points for squirrels. Gable vents, ridge vents, and soffit vents are rarely built with materials that can stop wildlife. 

When squirrels cannot find a large enough gap, their strong incisors can gnaw through most housing materials. 

We found a large enough gap above the gutters. 

Squirrel in Attic Trapping

In this squirrel removal service, we used a one-way door This is the safest method of squirrel removal. First, we located all the entry points the squirrels are using. Then  install the one-way door, making sure there are no gaps around it.

After installing the one-way door properly, seal all other entry points in the attic so the squirrels will have only one way to leave—through the door.

Squirrel Exclusion in Richmond, VA

We performed a whole home exclusion for this squirrel control in Richmond which include a one-year warranty. The whole home exclusion seals the current animal entry homes and identifies potential problem areas. We installed ridge guards and gutter guards to prevent squirrels easy access to the home again. 

Call Trutech in To Get Squirrels Out

The best and safest way to remove squirrels from your attic is by calling the experts at Trutech Wildlife Service.

Trutech’s approach to squirrel control is safe, humane, and will keep squirrels from causing a problem on your property. At the time of each service, we thoroughly inspect the property for any new damage or openings.

Squirrels can be very persistent. They are rodents, and they constantly need to chew in order to keep their teeth trimmed. Squirrels can chew through materials like wood, aluminum, plastic, and drywall. For this reason, it is important to maintain a squirrel-free home even after properly sealing a property. For a guaranteed, peace of mind solution, speak with a Trutech Wildlife professional today.

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