Is This How Squirrels Are Getting Into Your Attic?

The homeowners of this Silver Spring, Maryland, home heard noises coming from the attic and suspected that it may be squirrels. The homeowners contacted our Silver Spring squirrel removal professionals to inspect the attic and roof to determine what the problem may be. The technician confirmed that the homeowners’ suspicions were correct and squirrels were living in the attic. The technician discovered that the squirrels chewed a hole in the fascia board above the gutter.

Our technician set humane live-capture traps to remove the squirrels. If the squirrels are not trapped, they will continue to chew new holes around the roof top. The technician also installed a one-way door over the point of entry, which allows the squirrels to exit but not re-enter the attic. The one-way door ensures that the squirrels will be evicted from the attic for good.

The Importance of Eave Drip Edge

The squirrels were able to chew this hole because there was no eave drip edge installed in this Silver Spring home. Eave drip edge (also know as eave strip) is a metal strip designed to cover the carpenter’s gap between the roof deck and the fascia board. A drip strip is necessary because:

  • It stops squirrels and other wildlife from chewing through that area.
  • It prevents birds, bats and other pests from entering the attic.
  • It stops rain water from rolling off the edge of the roof and down the side of the fascia board, which causes moisture damage and wood rot.

After the squirrels were trapped and removed, the technician installed 25’ of eave drip edge fabricated from aluminum.If you are hearing noises coming from the attic during the early morning hours and early evening hours, then you may have a gray squirrel problem. The sooner you contact a licensed Maryland wildlife removal professional the less damage will be done. Call Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control today for fast and humane squirrel removal in Maryland.

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