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Squirrels Enter Apartment Building Attic Through Gable Vent

This is a popular area for squirrels to enter into an attic. All attics have vents - some are on the roof, and some are at the gables - the outer walls, usually under the roof peak. These vents usually have a steel screen. But sometimes builders use cheap materials, or use only regular vinyl screening, which deteriorates, or which can easily be chewed by squirrels.



Squirrels were invading the attic of this apartment building. They were using a very common access point, the gable vent. The gable vent leads right into the attic, and is often secured with only a flimsy screen. Squirrels can chew right through the wood and screen, or just push their way through.



After I trap and remove all of the squirrels, I seal the gable vent with a heavy gauge steel screen. No more squirrels can enter the building, and the problem is solved.

What Size Hole Does A Squirrel Need To Get In A House? If you want to make sure that you do not have a squirrel problem anywhere in your house, then you have to make sure that you keep the squirrels out. That may sound a lot easier than it actually is. You may not know it, but the home that you just moved into can have small holes that you would not be able to see unless you are paying attention or focusing on the area. What size hole does a squirrel need to get in a house? Well unfortunately a squirrel (as well as other rodents) can squeeze in some of the smallest holes that you will find. The hole that a squirrel can fit through depends on the type of squirrel; but if you have a hole as small as a quarter and the squirrels find that hole, you will have squirrels inside. Thatís right, both the red squirrel and the grey squirrel can make their way through a hole as small as a quarter; the red squirrel in fact could get through smaller holes. You should look for holes throughout the outside of your home and seal them before the squirrels find them. Look under the roof overhand and on the bottom of the walls including behind bushes to make sure that you do not miss any.

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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.


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