Do Squirrels Cause Damage? Absolutely!

Squirrel Damage to Yards & Landscaping

Outside you may expect to find squirrel damage including torn up yards and landscaping beds from squirrels burying nuts, damaged trees from squirrels building nests and burrowing into holes in tree trunks.

Squirrel Damage to Homes

When the weather turns nasty, squirrels prefer a cozy warm home. Squirrels can fit through pretty small holes and use their teeth and claws to scratch their way into your home. Look for damage along the roofline, under soffits, and near the chimney. Squirrels will also sneak in through chimneys, dryer vents, bathroom vents, heating & air conditioning vents.

During breeding season, squirrels may take up residence in your attic. Listen for swift running sounds. You may also hear baby squirrels in your walls jumping and bumping around. Look for pinecones, nuts and other debris strewn about your attic.

Attic Damage From Squirrels

Once inside your home, squirrels can cause a huge amount of problems, including:

  • Insulation Damage – ripped, torn, soiled insulation
  • Water Leaks – from holes in siding and roof
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Issues – from damage to ductwork & damaged insulation
  • Electrical Problems & Fire Hazards – from damaged wiring
  • Health Issues – from parasites found in squirrel feces

Wondering What to Do About Squirrel Damage?

Give Critter Control of Gulf Shores a call. Whether you are in the Mobile Alabama area or the Pensacola Florida area, our team can provide a free phone estimate and schedule an inspection. Time matters when you are dealing with wildlife issues. The longer a squirrel is allowed to live in your environment, the more damage can occur. We’re here to help!

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Critter Control of Gulf Shores offers wildlife control services throughout the Gulf Shores area. Call the professionals for help with wildlife in the home.