Squirrels in the Attic Davidson NC
Squirrels in the Attic Davidson NC should not be taken lightly and a local wildlife removal/control specialist should be contacted immediately. The most important aspect of squirrels in the attic is to first do have a thorough attic inspection. While performing an a squirrel attic inspection in Davidson for squirrels such as grey squirrels, flying squirrels or red squirrels, you want to look for gaps along the soffit vents and gable vents to locate any possible squirrel entry points. Other areas that squirrels might enter are from the roof. These entry points could be attic fans; attic vents, ridge vents, bathroom vents and any type of pipe that could give access to squirrels into the attic. Once you have located a gap that the squirrels are getting into the attic, it is important not to stop your attic inspection there. In many cases there are secondary entry points, and in severe squirrel attic infestations, there could multiple entry points. During the inspection process if you are not a wildlife professional, you want to look for any type of squirrel droppings, squirrel hair; squirrel nesting material and any chewed wires will be leading indicators of a squirrel infestation in the attic. Grey Squirrel dropping can be located in areas called latrines, which are areas that squirrels designate as the area the use the restroom.
The droppings are much bigger than mouse dropping and vary in shapes and sizes. They are the size of a pea and are also round like a pea with a dark brown color. If you find evidence of these droppings it is important to get a sample and put it in a zip lock baggy to be identified by a squirrel removal specialist. It might also be helpful to use the Google Images Tab and search for gray squirrel droppings or grey squirrel scat. An integral part of a good wildlife inspection is to look for any animal hairs which could help identify if you are looking for a Norway Roof Rat, house mouse, flying squirrel, raccoon, opossum or grey squirrel. A gray squirrel hair is wavy and has white, tan, grey and block patterns in it. They usually are approximately an inch long and can be found at entry points and in squirrel nests. Not only are squirrels in the attic annoying to homeowners but the biggest problem is that squirrels living in an attic are a safety issue. It has been estimated that 40 percent of unknown attic electrical fires are from rodents, which most likely would be the grey squirrel because of their destructive habits.
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