Animals Chewing Wires

Squirrels and Rats are animals chewing wires all the time

Animals Chewing on Wires is a common problem in north Georgia.  Animals Chew on wires in alpharetta, cumming, roswell, suwanee, Johns Creek, and all Metro Atlanta area.

 

Animal Chewing on wire in attic picture

 

Fire Hazard (Squirrel and Rat) Animal Chewing on Wire

Animals Chewing wires

is a common problem from rats and squirrels infestations.

Please contact your preferred electrical contractor

Bad odor in my Home or Place of Business

 

Bad odor control is animal control in many occasions.

 

Bad odor in homes can be from animals such as rats, squirrels, raccoon, bats, snakes, and many other wildlife animals that nest, use the home and attic as a toilet, and use the attic as a place to have babies.

Bad odor in business can come from dead animals or large amount of feces in warehouses, fields, and around office ceilings.

This is a picture of a squirrel nest in an attic which is the reason of bad odor many times

Nuisance Squirrel Removal and Prevention

 

 

Squirrel and Animal Removal NuisanceForsyth Wildlife has performed nuisance squirrel removal service in the Metro Atlanta area since 1980.  For the past 30 years our company has had the required licenses, insurance, and trained experts necessary to solve even the most difficult cases of squirrel invasions.  These rodents will damage property on a daily basis and will not stop until physically removed and prevented from re-entering.  Gray Squirrels are active in the morning and afternoon, Flying Squirrels are active at night, and both kinds of squirrels will chew wood, cables, and pipes; nest indoors; and destroy the R-value of insulation.
It is common for squirrels to be present in attics around Metro Atlanta, especially cities like Alpharetta, Duluth, Suwannee, Buford, Atlanta, Cumming, Roswell, and surrounding areas where growth and construction have been increasing for years.  The most common scenario of all conflicts between squirrels and humans is the presence of squirrels in the attic.  Nevertheless, sometimes Forsyth Wildlife finds squirrels that actually have entered living spaces and have hurt people and pets.
What is in your attic?
Squirrels chew, scratch, and chatter both in the daytime and at nighttime depending on the squirrel species.  Most people become aware of squirrels in their attics when they hear some of these signs at night due to the fact that humans are quiet and resting at this time while the squirrels are fully active.
Determining if you have squirrels?
Determining if you have a squirrel in your attic is simple when the noises and signs you hear are in the daytime.  Gray squirrels are the most common animal that lives in attics and makes noises at night.  All other animals invading attics and structures are known to be active at night, so the chances of you having Gray Squirrels when hearing noises during the day are better than 95% (based on our 30 years of experience).  If on the other hand, noises are heard at night, in most cases it is a combination of flying squirrels and rats, since these two animals frequently co-exist in attics.  Other animals such as raccoons and opossums will live inside attics, but the noises and signs will vary drastically.  Either way, if you have any signs of animal activity in your home, call Forsyth Wildlife for help!
Determining if you have a squirrel in your attic is simple when the noises and signs you hear are in the daytime.  Gray squirrels are the most common animal that lives in attics and makes noises at night.  All other animals invading attics and structures are known to be active at night, so the chances of you having Gray Squirrels when hearing noises during the day are better than 95% (based on our 30 years of experience).  If on the other hand, noises are heard at night, in most cases it is a combination of flying squirrels and rats, since these two animals frequently co-exist in attics.  Other animals such as raccoons and opossums will live inside attics, but the noises and signs will vary drastically.  Either way, if you have any signs of animal activity in your home, call Forsyth Wildlife for help!

Squirrels in Attic

After years of experience and thousands of jobs performed by Mario Ramirez and his crew at Forsyth Wildlife, we have desired to write an article on why? and how? squirrels get inside attics, fireplaces, walls, and even inside homes.

Understanding that having noises and or animals in your attic is a problem, many home and business owners do not really understand the seriousness of the issue since it is the first time they have had to deal with it. Most people are mislead to solutions such as poisoning and trapping that will cause more harm than good at the end. Poisoning creates unhealthy environments, and odors; trapping may leave young alone to die. When animals nest and take control of an attic they do not understand the functionality of cables, pipes, or insulation. Animals are nesting, searching for food and for materials suitable for building comfortable nesting sites. Cable and piping chewing and damaging building useful resources such as insulation, siding, and wood are just the natural way animals survive.

Why are squirrels inside attics, crawl spaces, or houses? Starting with attics and crawl spaces, squirrels get there because of a nice temperature difference, the height, and the abundance of nesting materials. When animals are searching for food and a place to nest, they find comfortable the fact that through openings they can sense either a cooler or a warmer space inside the opening (hole in foundation, siding, roof, or soffits.) depending on the season. Based on experience squirrels will get into homes and businesses around fall and winter more than in the summer, but they still get inside year round.

Squirrels inside a house or a business are more of an accidental entry, a door left open, a window left open or an attic door left down for a long time are normal accidental entry ways. More than once squirrels have found ways to get inside homes through the fireplace or chimney, they will find that a chimney is comfortable and gain access inside by chewing holes in the siding or under the chimney. When inside fireplaces and chimneys, squirrels find easy access inside homes.

How do squirrels in attic get there, crawl spaces, or houses? Contrary to many assumptions squirrels, rats, and other small animals can easily climb walls, pipes, stucco, brick, and any construction material used to protect a building from the elements. Initially one assumes that squirrels have to jump from trees in order to get to an attic, and even though commonly we face the case where squirrels and rats jump from trees to roofs; more often than not, we find that squirrels climb up from the ground to the roofs. My understanding is that most homes are high and squirrels in attic are used to the climbing trees to get to nesting sites, a home compares to a tree with a really wide trunk and that is why squirrels climb up to attics.

Other articles Related to this one are:

  • Attic and Wall noises
  • Squirrel and Rodent Damage inside walls, attics, and crawl spaces
  • Health Risks associated with animals inside human environments
  • Should I hire a professional (Forsyth Wildlife) or a roofer or a gutter expert to secure my house against animals?
  • What are electronic and liquid repellents, and do they work?
  • Traps vs. Poison for animals
  • Identification of animal droppings
  • Risks of DIY trapping and repair work
  • Squirrel, rat, and other animal nesting season

 

Here are all the sources that we use for the information on some of the posts.

Squirrel Removal

http://georgiawildlife.com/node/957

http://www.georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/hunting/pdf/Game_Mgmt/Publications/Small%20Game%20Management%20in%20Georgia%20Read%20Version.pdf

http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/hunting/pdf/special_permits/Squirrels.pdf

Bat Removal

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/mammals/land/bats/

http://www.floridabats.org

Snake Removal

http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/snakes/

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00005974/00001

http://myfwc.com/media/1321792/Guide_to_venomous_snakes_in_FL.pdf

http://myfwc.com/media/1321792/Guide_to_venomous_snakes_in_FL.pdf

http://myfwc.com/media/1321795/Guide_to_nonveneomous_snakes.pdf

 

Mosquitoes

 

http://mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu/Integrated_Mosquito_Management.htm

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/_documents/arbo-bro-eng-6-13.pdf

 

Termite Baiting System/Termite Liquid System

 

http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/newtp10.htm

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/termites/neotermes.html

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7440.html

https://fldpi.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/its-termite-season/

https://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/3145/19791/p01742_consumerinfo_drywood_0910.pdf

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IG/IG09700.pdf

 

https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/444/444-500/444-500.html

 

Tent & Fumigation

 

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/factshts/fumigation.pdf