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How to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Attic

Squirrel Prevention Tips in Howard County, MD

Squirrels are cute little fluffy creatures that can wreak havoc on your home. Squirrels love to bite into insulation and electrical writing, causing a large amount of damage in your attic. All Star Pest Management provides tips on how to keep squirrels out of your attic in Howard County, MD. Contact our squirrel control experts if you’ve noticed little footsteps in your attic or have unwanted critters hanging out in your trees. Learn more today!

Check Nearby Trees

Squirrels love to jump from trees and branches onto your house. If trees are within six to eight feet of your home, it’s essential to check for squirrels on your roof. You can prevent squirrels from climbing up your trees by placing a large band of sheet metal around the trunk with wires. Trimming limbs at least six to eight feet from the house is critical.

Watch Your Bird Feeder

Squirrels enjoy eating some of the same foods are birds, including corn, nuts, and sunflower seeds. You can change this type of bird food to one that only birds eat. You can also purchase a squirrel-proof bird feeder to ensure squirrels won’t eat all the bird food.

Find Attic Entry Points

We inspect your home’s roof for any spots where squirrels can enter the attic. It’s best to block entry holes and gap if squirrels are a problem. A squirrel can make their way through an opening the size of a baseball, so it’s critical to check for any size of gaps.

Seal Entrance

You can seal entrances and replace rotting wood to make it more difficult for squirrels to enter your home. Sealing the openings at the joints of your siding and the overhanging eaves is best. Squirrels are sneaky creatures and will still try to chew and scratch their way into your attic.

Contact A Professional

Keep off the ladders and leave it to squirrel removal professionals to help eliminate your squirrel infestation. A professional team will safely remove your squirrels and ensure the critters don’t damage your home. We understand the squirrel species native to Maryland, including the eastern gray squirrel, red squirrel, southern flying squirrel, Delmarva fox squirrel, and eastern fox squirrel.

Get a Quote From All Star Pest Management

If you’ve noticed a squirrel infestation trying to make its home in your attic, reach out to All Star Pest Management. Our squirrel control experts offer fast and affordable squirrel control services to remove the animals from your home humanely. Whether you have a squirrel problem or other insect infestation, we are here for you. We serve Howard County, including Catonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City and Laurel. Contact us today for a free quote!