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A squirrel WILL chew through the ceiling, given
half a chance, and they're not the only animal
known to do something like that either. Rats and
mice are both chewing rodents, and they, alongside
squirrels, can cause a great deal of damage in
your home over a very short period of time.
Squirrels are quite small creatures, so they have
the uncanny knack of being able to get themselves
stuck in the weirdest places, and sometimes in the
weirdest of positions too. We have come across
squirrels in the attic, in wall cavities, crawl
spaces, in the roof, and much more, and if they
get stuck in there, with no way of getting out,
they will use the only tools they have to hand. In
this case, it will be their sharp teeth and claws.
They will use a combination of both to try and
escape, although sometimes this could mean them
delving even deeper into the wall cavities and
unexplored spaces of your home.
The thing with animals like squirrels, is that
they are very good climbers as long as they have
something that they can grip on to with their
claws. This makes them perfect animals for living
in trees, because trees have a soft, wooden
surface that their claws easily grip onto and sink
into. If a squirrel were to fall down a wall
cavity, however, or down the chimney, the inside
will generally be quite smooth — smooth drywall or
metal, perhaps. When this is the case, the
squirrel can get in, but can’t easily get out
again, and it helps if you then intervene. For the
most part, a snare trap pole will help to get them
out, but you could use other methods also. If the
animal was stuck own the chimney, for example, a
long piece of rope could be all the leverage the
animal needs in order to free itself, as long as
it hasn't become injured.
If you can't get to the wall cavity, however, or
you don't get to the animal in time, there's a
good chance the squirrel could chew right through
the hard materials, and right through the ceiling
too! It could actually start raining … squirrels!
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