|Do they Carry Disease?||Yes|
|Do They Cause Structural Damage?||Squirrels can and do cause holes in structures and rooves by chewing their way in. While the damage is usually not severe, it can give access to other pests and even cause roof leaks. What is more concerning, is a squirrels habit of chewing on wood/wiring and other mechanical/electrical parts of a structure.
|Other Damage?||Squirrels can cause large amounts of damage to insulation in attic areas as well leave large amounts of droppings and urine stain when untreated.|
|Signs to Look For||
|Where are they noticed?||Predominantly:
|Habits||More active during the day, constantly in pursuit of warmth, shelter and food, which is why living in structures is ideal for squirrels.|
|If Untreated…||The amount of damage will increase as well as the number of squirrels living within the structure. The larger the population gets, the more damage is done and the more expensive the remedy becomes.|
|Tips||Bird feeders and pet food left outside are a magnet for these animals.|