pest-management

Squirrels In The Attic: Problems and Solutions

Are you hearing scratching in your walls and attic, and is it driving you nuts? This time of year it is not uncommon to find that squirrels have taken up residence in your home. Naturally you have questions. What are signs of squirrels in my attic? What damage can be caused by squirrels in my attic? And very likely you are wondering how to kill squirrels in your attic. Read ahead for our advice based on over 30 years of professional experience with squirrels in the attic.

What Are The Signs Of Squirrels In My Attic?

 Squirrel coming out of roof ventIf you hear scampering in your attic, knocking noises above your head, or scratching in the ceiling and walls between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you quite likely have squirrels in your home. If it is a pregnant squirrel that has chosen your home to birth her young, she will then look at it as her home. It won’t be long until you have a family of squirrels enjoying the benefits and bounty of your warm home as protection from the elements. The longer they remain, the more potential danger to your biggest investment–your home.

What Damage Can Be Caused By Squirrels In My Attic?

Squirrels first create damage to your home when they chew their way inside at the gutter line or through a louvered vent. Once inside, the damage multiplies. They will leave multiple areas stained with urine and covered with feces. Their activity in your attic, along with their urine, can leave your insulation compressed and compromised. Their presence can become costly quickly, and even deadly, since they can potentially chew wiring and put your home at risk for fire. If left untreated, a squirrel in your home has the potential for disaster.

How To Kill Squirrels In My Attic?

Often times DIY’s think that squirrel poisons or rodenticides are the solution. This should NEVER be done. In addition to being against the law, toxicants are not used in squirrel control as the animals may die in wall voids and cause horrific odor problems.

For over 30 years, Holper’s has been solving St. Louis squirrel infestations by trapping, the only successful method to deal with this problem. The trained professionals of Holper’s will inspect your home to determine entry points and then begin to formulate a customized treatment plan addressing not only the infestation, but also the damage. Variables that will be evaluated are the construction of your home, the location/height of the entry points, and the types of entry points (e.g. gable vents, mushroom vents, gutter line, dormers, etc.).  Consideration of these will determine the type of trap(s) used.  While the trapping phase is progressing, Holper’s will monitor activity at the entry points to ensure that no animals remain in the structure.

Holper’s Gives You Your Home Back With Guaranteed Repairs

Once it has been confirmed that no activity has occurred at the monitoring site(s) for at least seven days, Holper’s starts the final step: repairing the damage done by the squirrels. The goal of a Holper’s repair is to blend so seamlessly with the surrounding area that it cannot be detected. Holper’s takes great pride in the quality of the repairs done for their clients–so much so that we guarantee no animal will get through our repair! Pride of workmanship is a hallmark of the Holper’s difference.

If you have signs of squirrels in your attic, damage from squirrels in your attic, or need to remove/kill squirrels in your attic, call 314-732-1413 and let Holper’s do what we do best. We will solve your squirrel problems to give you back your home.