How do you know if you have flying squirrels in your attic?
Flying squirrels can actually enter the house without you even noticing. The nocturnal animal can run and jump high enough, and then sneak inside through the small holes that go right to your attic. If you happen to find squirrels and are able to trap them, that would be easy enough, but what if you only feel that there are squirrels but you are not sure?
Here are a few signs there may be a squirrel presence in your attic.
Squirrels often make sounds like scratching, especially at night when they are hunting for food. If you hear or notice the sound of scratches behind the wall or on top of your ceiling, this could mean there is a presence of squirrels.
The next thing to notice is the droppings. Even though you might not see any squirrels in the morning, they may leave droppings on your floor or walls. This is a clear sign that squirrels probably inhabit your house. Not to mention, the smell of the urine that you will most likely notice.
Squirrels can also chew on your property. If you notice gnaw marks on wooden items, cables or other properties in your house, it could be a sign of their presence in the attic. More often than not, squirrels prefer dark place like an attic to breed. When you inspect your attic or rooftop, you will normally find a bad odor coming from inside and there are traces of droppings and the smell of urine too.
If this happens, you should properly clean the area while taking safety measures like wearing gloves to protect your health. You can also ask for help from a professional wildlife removal service that can help you catch or locate the squirrels without any use of poison.
If you want to get rid of the flying squirrels on your own, it could prove to be a difficult task. Squirrels move fast with their speedy feet. Hence, catching them requires good traps that will hold them in place until you can relocate them.
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