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Squirrels are rodents, and they chew all of the time. They like any surface that they can gnaw on. Wood is often a choice surface, but they also sometimes chew on electrical wires. I've been to many houses in which people have reported losing power in half of their home because of a chewed power line. Losing power and having to pay an electrician to fix the wire(s) is the least of your concerns if squirrels have decided to snack on your power lines. This habit can also cause a potential fire hazard in your dry attic filled with flammable wood and insulation. Squirrels also chew on water pipes, if you happen to have any of those in your attic. I've been to more than a few homes that have had water leakage due to squirrel chewing.
Here is a photo I took of typical wire chewing in an attic.
Here is another photo that I took of wire chewing in an attic.
People always want to know how to how to get rid of squirrels. Squirrels are one of the most common problem animals, not only here in central Florida, but throughout the country. You may have squirrels in your attic you want to get rid of or perhaps squirrels in your chimney. There is no good squirrel repellent that will get rid of them, nor are there any pest control companies that do squirrels. You want to hire a licensed wildlife removal specialist who can perform squirrel trapping and removal services for you. The squirrels can be safely removed from the building without resorting to extermination or killing of the squirrels. A good wildlife control operator will also find and seal all of the entry points and perform squirrel prevention services.
Customer Inquiry About Squirrel Chewing: I am having a continuing problem with squirrels in my attic. I moved into an old Victorian last summer and had a 'squirrel removal' company come to my home to remove the many 'tree rats' from my attic, but after several months and a lot of $ they were not able to get the job done. I have several holes that are allowing the squirrels access, but can not close them up until after the squirrels are gone. I hear them everyday in my ceiling and walls and have now started smelling burning wires and am concerned they are going to burn my house down. It may not be politically correct, but I hate these animals and I would kill them if I
think they would smell up my house. I do not care about being kind or
gentle with them- I just want them out of my house- I do not care how it
is done. Any advice or recommendation would be appreciated! If you think
this is something you could help us with you can reply to this email
with prices & the process or my husband and I can be reached on our cell
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