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Why Do Squirrels Live in Attics? The Atlanta Wildlife Control Experts at Urban Wildlife Explain

The Atlanta wildlife control experts, Urban Wildlife, discuss why squirrels tend to live in attics. Easy access and warm shelter are the common reasons.

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    ATLANTA, GA, January 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta wildlife control professionals, Urban Wildlife, provide insight as to why squirrels prefer to live in attics. If your house has a tree situated near it, do not be surprised if you hear the sound of scratching in the middle of the night. Aside from birds, squirrels are the most common rodent to make themselves at home in attics and crawl spaces.

Keep the Furry Foes Out
Unlike other critters such as raccoons and possums, squirrels are excellent jumpers. Even a gap of eight feet between a tree limb and your roof is no match for a squirrel on the hunt for shelter. People who have squirrels living in their homes often do not realize the extent of the problem; it is not uncommon for these animals to bed down every winter for years on end.

They may move out during the summer months, but will inevitably return to store food and build nests for their young when the weather starts getting cold again. As small as they may be, squirrels are incredibly adept at getting inside even adequately sealed attics. Believe it or not, they have a biting force upwards of 22,000 pounds per square inch, enough to chew through aluminum fascia siding and vents with ease.

"Getting rid of squirrels is no easy task," says Richard Wallas, President of Urban Wildlife. "These animals are smart, cunning and persistent. They are also highly territorial, meaning they will not be keen to leave once your attic has been marked. The most effective tools used today for are strobe lights that essentially drive them out. They can't stand the pulsating light and will be forced to look elsewhere for shelter."

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