How Do Squirrels Get Into Houses?

Have you been hearing scratching or scurrying sounds coming from your attic or somewhere else in your home? If so, you may have some squirrels living in your house, but how exactly did they get in there? At K.P. Wildlife, we’ve removed so many squirrels over the years, and have set up lots of exclusion equipment in homes. We wanted to talk today about how exactly squirrels get into your home.

They Can Crawl Through the Tiniest of Holes

If you have a hole in your home that is at least a couple of inches in diameter, a squirrel will be able to get through it. Squirrels of course come in different shapes and sizes, just like all animals do, but you wouldn’t believe how some of the biggest squirrels can go through the tiniest of holes. Any holes you have around your home will need to be patched up, or exclusionary equipment will need to be installed.

Squirrels Can Make Their Own Holes

A Squirrel would generally prefer to find a hole that he/she can crawl through, but squirrels can also chew their own way into your home. Squirrel teeth are very sharp, and they have been known to chew through siding. Once inside, squirrels can cause a lot of damage to your home’s insulation and wiring. If you’ve been noticing small chew or claw marks on the exterior of your home, it could be a mischievous squirrel causing your woes.

Pet Doors are an Easy Access Point for Squirrels

Do you have a pet door installed in your home? Pet doors allow our cuddly friends to freely roam throughout our property, and mean you don’t have to get up to let them out to go to the bathroom. Pet doors can be convenient, but they can also let in unwanted wild animals.Over the years we have seen multiple cases of squirrels entering homes through pet doors, and it is more common than you may think.

Squirrels are Being Driven Into Houses

Due to the destruction of their natural habitats, squirrels and lots of other animals have had to build their nests and homes in our houses. Squirrels often get into our homes out of desperation, and because they are so driven to do so. They may be exposed to predators, or may not have a place to get warm at night. Whatever the reason, if a squirrel wants to get into your home, only exclusion equipment will prevent them from doing so.

Get Some Assistance from an Experienced Wildlife Removal Specialist

Do you have squirrels, or some other kind of animal in your home? Steer clear, and get some help from a professional wildlife removal company with experience. Our team at K.P. Wildlife has ample experience removing and excluding squirrels, and animals of nearly any kind. You can give us a phone call at (443-282-5035), or can contact us via message on our website. We also offer emergency animal removal services, so feel free to reach out to us 24/7.