Squirrels enter homes looking for shelter. The typical entry points for squirrels are along the roofline specifically soffits, eaves, fascia boards, and vents. Excellent climbers, these entry points give squirrels access to the attic which provides access to wall cavities.
Wall cavities are especially attractive to mother squirrels. They’re small, dark, and free from predators so it’s an ideal place for a nest.
Signs of Squirrels in Wall Cavities
Even though they can't be seen, squirrels in walls are far from untraceable.
Signs of a squirrel infestation behind the walls include scurrying or scratching noises. Other telltale signs include the presence of chewed holes indicating that squirrels have made their way inside. The pests may also leave scratches or claw marks around vents and other points of entry.
Homeowners should pay particular attention to wires and plumbing that lead into the house, as squirrels commonly take advantage of these vulnerable areas.
Squirrel Damage Inside Walls
Once inside the walls, squirrels have the ability to cause property damage ranging in severity from minor to potentially hazardous. In addition to gnawing on and chewing holes into structures, the pests can damage the insulation and electrical wiring contained within walls. When squirrels chew on wires, they put the entire home at increased risk of an electrical fire.
Is The Squirrel Stuck in Wall?
Squirrels don’t always seek out a wall cavity. There are some materials like drywall squirrels cannot climb up. Baby squirrels can also get stuck inside a wall. If you hear frantic noises, call an expert immediately. You’ll need to remove the squirrels before they die.
How to Get Squirrel Out of Walls
Getting rid of squirrels inside a wall can be tricky. Adult squirrels in walls should never be removed by hand, as they will bite if they feel cornered or threatened. Furthermore, squirrels are elusive animals and skilled at evading human contact, which can make removal particularly challenging for untrained persons.
Squirrels will leave your house regularily to get food and water. We can identify the entry points. We will seal the entry points and install a one way door on one exit. The squirrel will evict itself. Setting squirrel traps inside your home can be an effective means to get rid of squirrels inside the walls.
If juveniles are present, wel will hand remove the young and either reunite them with their mother or work with a wildlife rehabilator.
Critter Control, however, offers safe and effective squirrel removal services. Live traps and one-way doors are the most humane squirrel removal. If we find a nest of babies, we might need to open a hole in the wall to remove them by hand.
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