How Do Squirrels Get in the Home?

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Common Entry Points

When the weather cools down and landscaping needs fall to lesser importance, it’s important to make sure you are still maintaining your home so that you can defend against squirrels and other constant chewers.

Our Wilmington, Delaware Branch Manager, Tony Franciscus, reveals several tips you can employ to keep your home protected,

“It’s important to periodically inspect eaves and overhangs of your home because these are places that create perfect entry points for squirrels and other rodents to get indoors. If left ignored, these can be the biggest problem areas for you and your home.”

For older homes in cities like Wilmington, Franciscus said, it’s important to consistently maintain and inspect your home to prevent potential pest entry points, especially along the roofline.

Also, be sure to trim branches that are growing along your home to minimize a preferred pest pathway onto the exterior of your home.

Other Points of Entry

While squirrels tend to get in through the attic, Franciscus has seen them and other pests get in through chimneys, as well.

Consider installing a chimney cap to keep pests out of this area.

In addition to protecting your chimney from leaves and other debris, chimney caps have other benefits as well. They can keep rain from coming directly into chimney and creating additional moisture issues in your home, as well as preventing other pests like bats.

Other ways that pests tend to get inside your home is through your garage door. Reduce rodent and other pest risks by keeping the garage door closed at all times.

If your garage door doesn’t sit flush with the ground, consider filling gaps with concrete or installing gasket seals.

Learn more about Western’s comprehensive Home Pest Control Plans.

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