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Three Signs You Have Squirrels in Your Home

a squirrel
Squirrels may have cute little faces, but looks can be deceiving. These rodents can do a number on your home if they have the opportunity to set up home. These three signs may help you determine if squirrels have taken over your attic space.

The Pitter-Patter of Little Feet

For small animals, squirrels can make a big racket. If you notice scratching, skittering around or chattering, you may have squirrels. Pay attention to the time of day you hear the noises because squirrels are most active in daylight hours.

Building a Nest

How often do you look around your attic? If the answer is not very often, you may be missing a clear indication of pests. Squirrels use insulation, books, boxes, or any other stored items to make a comfortable nest for their families.

Dropped Something

As unpleasant as it is to think about, you may be able to tell you have squirrels if you observe feces or urine in your attic. Squirrel droppings tend to be larger and more oblong than bat or mice scat, but anytime you find animal waste, you should call an animal control expert to take care of the problem.
While squirrels are not a big health risk, they can do a lot of damage to your property. If you would like to learn more about professional animal removal of squirrels, call OakRidge Wildlife Control.