WHAT CAN YOU DO

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SQUIRRELS

"Tips for keeping this little guy outdoors where he belongs"

So, what can you do to be sure that your home does not become a target for the persistent stubborn and determined squirrel? The obvious answer is to remove the elements that it needs for survival. As many people take great pleasure in the pastime of feeding local birds this is one of the top attractions for the menacing squirrel. It is Unfortunate for you, if a neighbor is the bird lover. Often times, the squirrel will want to keep a good distance from the activity,choosing your home to invade as it's nesting spot and not theirs.


If your neighbor has a bird feeder and you have squirrels living in your attic you may want to suggest that they assist in squirrel proofing the neighborhood by purchasing a squirrel proof bird feeder. Once you have identified all potential food sources you'll want to perform a thorough inspection of the exterior of your home. Identify tree branches that may have grown to close to the roof line and have them cut away.Look for any holes or loose or rotted wood that squirrels can penetrate to gain access to your home.


Check all gable ends, ridge cap ends, fascia boards, and soffit vents. Squirrels will move into attics and chimneys, and even drier vents. These areas should be properly sealed and capped to keep wildlife from entering your home. If you are not confident in your ability to identify potential entry points, please call us at 800 517 2745. Our experts know exactly what to look for and are experienced in securing the areas of vulnerability against wildlife penetration. Any potential points of entry that are found will need to be permanently sealed with steel, which squirrels cannot chew. Chimneys must be capped and vents covered with mesh. These are services that Cato offers. It’s important to be sure there are no animals inside of your home before you seal the entry points. Cato can provide an extensive inspection of your attic and crawl space to look for signs of wildlife within.

WHAT CAN YOU DO

Useful information

SQUIRRELS

"Tips for keeping this little guy outdoors where he belongs"

So, what can you do to be sure that your home does not become a target for the persistent stubborn and determined squirrel? The obvious answer is to remove the elements that it needs for survival. As many people take great pleasure in the pastime of feeding local birds this is one of the top attractions for the menacing squirrel. It is Unfortunate for you, if a neighbor is the bird lover. Often times, the squirrel will want to keep a good distance from the activity,choosing your home to invade as it's nesting spot and not theirs.


If your neighbor has a bird feeder and you have squirrels living in your attic you may want to suggest that they assist in squirrel proofing the neighborhood by purchasing a squirrel proof bird feeder. Once you have identified all potential food sources you'll want to perform a thorough inspection of the exterior of your home. Identify tree branches that may have grown to close to the roof line and have them cut away.Look for any holes or loose or rotted wood that squirrels can penetrate to gain access to your home.


Check all gable ends, ridge cap ends, fascia boards, and soffit vents. Squirrels will move into attics and chimneys, and even drier vents. These areas should be properly sealed and capped to keep wildlife from entering your home. If you are not confident in your ability to identify potential entry points, please call us at 800 517 2745. Our experts know exactly what to look for and are experienced in securing the areas of vulnerability against wildlife penetration. Any potential points of entry that are found will need to be permanently sealed with steel, which squirrels cannot chew. Chimneys must be capped and vents covered with mesh. These are services that Cato offers. It’s important to be sure there are no animals inside of your home before you seal the entry points. Cato can provide an extensive inspection of your attic and crawl space to look for signs of wildlife within.