The Dangers of Squirrels in Your Home
While squirrels may seem cute and harmless, they can actually pose several dangers if they enter your home. Here are just a few of the risks associated with having squirrels in your house:
Health hazards: Squirrels can carry diseases such as Tularemia, Typhus, and Plague, which can be transmitted to humans and pets.
Structural damage: Squirrels have sharp teeth and claws that they use to gnaw and climb, which can cause damage to your home's insulation, electrical wiring, and structural beams.
Fire hazard: Squirrels have been known to chew on electrical wires, which can create a fire hazard. It's estimated that squirrels are responsible for approximately 25,000 electrical fires each year in the United States, causing millions of dollars in damage. Additionally, these fires can pose a serious threat to human safety, as they can spread quickly and cause injury or death.
Nesting material: Squirrels often build nests using materials found inside homes, such as insulation, which can clog vents and cause air flow problems.
Noise: Squirrels can be noisy, especially when they are running around in your attic or walls, which can be disruptive to your daily life.
If you suspect that you have squirrels in your home, it's important to take action to remove them as soon as possible. This can involve locating and properly sealing off potential entry points and using humane traps to remove the squirrels. Give us a call today at 704.850.6091 to see how we can help!