Are you hearing strange scratching noises in your home that sound too big and too loud to be a mouse? You could have a problem with squirrels. As some of the most common wildlife species, squirrels like to live close to people, hence why they make their way into your home. Although squirrels may look cute and friendly, they can become a problem and can cause damage when they enter your property. They tend to be found in crawl spaces and attics of your home, but also can become trapped in wall voids and chimneys.
Types of Squirrels Found in CT
In the CT area, grey squirrels, flying squirrels, and red squirrels are common. Flying squirrels are small and nocturnal – so if it is late at night or early in the morning when you hear the noises, they may be your culprit. They are so small that they only need an opening about the size of a quarter to squeeze through.
Grey and red squirrels differ in their appearance and their habits are a little bit different – red squirrels prefer pine seeds and black walnuts. Properties that are experiencing a squirrel problem and have these types of trees on the property, are most likely dealing with red squirrels. Grey and red squirrels are larger than flying squirrels and can fit through openings about the size of a baseball.
Damage Squirrels Can Do
Squirrels can do a lot of damage inside your home. They can build nests in your attic (where it’s nice and warm) and have their litters. They chew on wood support beams and electrical wires – endangering people as well as themselves. If you think you could have a squirrel problem, a rodent control CT expert is your safest bet to help you get rid of these unwelcomed guests.
How We Can Help
ProfExt provides you with effective animal control in CT. We can help you get rid of squirrels by trapping them directly in your attic or outside your home near their entrance holes. Once we remove them, we then close up any openings to keep your home protected.