Squirrel Removal Info: Problems That Squirrels Can Cause

Squirrel Removal Damage

Squirrels may be small, but they can do huge amounts of damage to your home. Their small size allows them to get into a lot of places, and their sharp teeth allow them to chew through a variety of materials. If you have squirrels in your home, it’s important to get professional squirrel removal services before they do more damage. Today in the Animal Remover blog, we’ll go over some of the damage that a squirrel can do.

Aesthetic Damage

First, squirrels don’t mind chewing through wood and loose shingles to get into your attic, which is their favorite place to nest in homes. This can lead to holes in your roof, walls, gutters, and more. Although aesthetic damage is easy to repair, it’s still quite annoying to deal with.

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Furthermore, if you notice these holes, the squirrel has probably already set up its nest. If you go to the trouble of repairing it, they’ll probably chew through the repair to get back to their home. Or worse, a female may have already had her babies in your attic. If you block off the female, even if your repairs are impossible to chew through, it will tirelessly attempt to chew through other parts of your home to get to her nest. At this point, you need squirrel removal experts to safely remove the animal and her nest. Plus, squirrel removal services at Animal Remover include exclusion, which means they won’t come back.

Electrical Damage

Squirrels need to chew on things to keep their teeth worn down. Because of this, they’ll chew on anything they can get their paws on. If a squirrel is in your home, this could mean wiring. A squirrel can cause expensive damage to your electrical systems. They can also cause damage to your heating and cooling systems if they get into them.


Squirrels have no qualms about chewing on pipes either. They can cause issues with your plumbing, and even cause flooding if they can get to them. The damage that adds up from flooding can get extremely costly, and the cost of squirrel removal is minimal.

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Of course, squirrels are always on the search for food, especially if they have baby squirrels waiting back at (your)home. If you have a garden, they have a plethora of food to choose from right outside their(your) door. Squirrels don’t really care about maintaining your garden, so besides eating the plants, they’ll dig holes to store food, ripping up your garden in the process. They also do this to your lawn and your landscaping.

Contact the Squirrel Removal Experts

Most people don’t get squirrel removal services until it’s too late. Don’t let this happen to you. If you hear squirrels in your attic or around your house, contact the squirrel removal experts at Animal Remover today. We use humane and effective removal and exclusion methods to make sure the problem is taken care of. Contact us for more information or continue browsing the Animal Remover website to see all of our services.