Why Are Squirrels in your Chevy Chase Attic?

As you enjoy a cup of tea in your Chevy Chase living room, you hear a faint scratching noise. You look around and see nothing, so you figure it’s simply the wind. You then go upstairs to your bedroom to get ready for a good night’s rest. As you make yourself comfortable and close your eyes, you hear the scratching again, only louder. This time, the scratching sounds as if it’s right above your head, where your attic is located. You lay in bed listening to the scratching and think back to earlier in the day, when you noticed your lights flickering slightly. More than likely, you have squirrels living in your Chevy Chase attic.

So why have squirrels decided to live in your attic? Squirrels typically enter an attic in order to create their nests for when they give birth. An attic is a fairly easy area for squirrels to enter because of their ability to chew their way into the attic. Your basement is typically surrounded by concrete, while your attic is created by wood and siding, which is easy to chew through. Squirrels will either find old gaps to enter into your Chevy Chase attic, or they will simply create a new opening to enter through. Once inside your attic, squirrels will chew through wires if they come across them, while also destroying your attic insulation. Squirrels will use your attic insulation to store food, create a nest, or as an area to defecate in. Squirrels will also search for shelter once the weather becomes cooler and harsh conditions occur. If you believe you have squirrels in your Chevy Chase attic, call the professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our technicians are able to locate and remove the squirrels from your attic without causing any further damage to your home. We will also help locate the points of entry the squirrels used to gain access to your Chevy Chase attic. Once these areas have been determined, we will use exclusion and prevention techniques and methods to prevent squirrels from entering your attic in the future. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for our squirrel removal services for your Chevy Chase attic, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.