If you hear scratching and thumping coming from your walls or ceiling, there’s a good chance you have squirrels in your house.
You might already know for sure that you have a squirrel problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a squirrel problem in Rhode Island.
As rodents, squirrels need to wear down their teeth, so they often will gnaw on wood, plastic, or metal to keep their incisors from growing too long.
These are most likely to appear in an attic or ceiling space. They are sure to leave urine stains in the area as well. Obviously, a musty smell of decay will accompany a squirrel latrine.
Squirrels may make squeaking noises, rustling, scratching, or gnawing sounds at any time of the day, sometimes even at night. Since some squirrels tend to be territorial, they might fight one another for food, dominance, mates, or nesting grounds.
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Some squirrels chew electric cables, which can cause all sorts of problems. Besides destroying electrical equipment in your house, chewed cables can cause a fire.
Nesting can reduce the efficiency of insulation. Droppings and waste can ruin it completely.
This really depends on how much space you have in your attic, chimney, or other areas in the house. Most of the time, there aren’t more than 1-5 squirrels infesting a home at a time. However, since flying squirrels are a community animal, this number could be much larger depending on the type of squirrel in your home.
Common species that cause infestations may include gray squirrels, fox squirrels, pine squirrels, and even flying squirrels. Squirrels spend all their time looking for food and hiding from predators, so if they find a way into a safe location like an attic or down a chimney, they won’t hesitate to take advantage of your space.
Like many other rodents, squirrels can carry the rabies virus, although it is rare. Squirrels can transmit other diseases through their bite, including Tularemia, Typhus, and even Lyme disease if they were previously bitten by a Lyme-infected tick. Your best bet is to avoid direct contact with squirrels.
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