Squirrels on the Roof
The roof of your home can often provide shelter to squirrels and other animals. Squirrels often use overhanging eave, chimney cover, awning, or other structures as a nesting area. Squirrels on the roof may not seem as though it would be a big problem for a homeowner, but it can be. As squirrels and other animals begin to see your home as a nesting ground they will bring with them the diseases and parasites that squirrels may be carrying.
Another problem of squirrels on your roof is that as the weather changes, they may begin to seek entrance into your home for shelter. Squirrels often scratch and claw their way through your roof and into your attic. Once squirrels gain entrance into your home your problem has just gotten worse. You should never allow squirrels to get into your home. Squirrels can cause extensive damage with the urine and feces that they leave. Squirrels tear up sheetrock and insulation as squirrels attempt to build nests.
In Virginia squirrels on the roof can be a symptom of a much larger problem. There are several ways that a homeowner can prevent squirrels from getting onto to the roof. Make sure that any trees near the home have the branches trimmed so that they don’t give squirrels easy access. If you are feeding birds, keep the feeders as far from the home as possible. Bird feeders attract squirrels and encourage them to nest near this non ending food source.
The best way to prevent squirrel nests on your roof or in your home is to call Animal Control Solutions. We will asses your squirrel problem and give you the best methods to remove the squirrels from your home. We can make sure that squirrel exclusion barriers are installed to prevent squirrels from gaining entry to your attic or chimney.