Squirrels have a tendency to enter Illinois homes through even the smallest holes. They will find entry points at already-damaged areas of the home and construction gaps, or they will chew their way in. Squirrels can get stuck in attics, eaves, soffits and even crawl spaces. When squirrels get stuck in these areas of the home, they can cause significant damage.
When squirrels enter Illinois homes through the roof, sometimes they can get trapped or build nests in eaves. Once in the eaves, squirrels can cause damage by chewing holes. They can also chew on insulation and electrical wires. Some squirrels will take insulation and make nests out of it. After time, the baby squirrels will leave the nest, leading to the perfect opportunity to repair any damage to the Illinois homes and patch the entry holes in the eaves.
What is the best way to keep squirrels from nesting in soffits? Plug the holes! Squirrels in Illinois will chew holes in soffits and to make their way inside for nesting. Before you can plug the holes, however, it is important to make sure all of the squirrels are out of the soffit. It is most effective to trap squirrels nesting in soffits using a baiting method. Illinois Critter Control professionals are expertly trained in getting squirrels out soffits to keep them out of your home for good.
With crawl space squirrel infestations, Illinois Critter Control experts will implement several methods of control in order to remove the squirrels. Sometimes it can be difficult to get squirrels out of crawl spaces, especially if parts of the crawl space are inaccessible. If this is the case in your Illinois home, then baiting and trapping will be the best method for squirrel removal. It is important to get squirrels out of crawl spaces as soon as possible in order to avoid any internal damage, which could include chewed wires, torn insulation and odors from droppings.
If you are having squirrel problems with eaves, soffits or crawl spaces in your Illinois home, contact a Illinois Critter Control professional to help provide a solution.
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