Will a squirrel chew through
Squirrels will always gnaw on wood when it is
within their reach because they enjoy chewing on
them therefore it is not hard for them to chew
through the ceiling.
Damages caused by squirrels chewing
through the ceiling
When a squirrel chews through the ceiling, the
wood will weaken therefore your house will have
a vulnerable support that may fall at any time;
chewing through the ceiling also causes rotting
of the wood especially if water leaks onto the
wood from the rooftop. The rotting wood will not
be able to support the house.
Apart from causing the above damages, the roof
will be left open and if it is a rainy season,
water will always leak into the house. Water
leakage may lead to growth of molds that may be
difficult to remove especially if they are left
there for a long period of time; moreover when
there are more entry points into the ceiling, it
becomes very possible to have more than one
distracters living in the ceiling.
So what can you do when faced with such
You have to come up with the most effective
techniques that will help you get rid of them
without any difficulties.
Replace the damaged ceiling
You can do this personally or you can seek help
from professionals. Replacing the damaged wood
may not be very easy but with the correct help
and professionals, you can easily remove the
Protecting the wood
Make sure that the new woods have been coated
with material that will prevent the squirrels
from chewing on the wood again. You can coat the
wood using a mixture of black tan and a smelling
liquid that will prevent them from chewing
through the wood.
Exclusion is one of the most effective
procedures that will prevent the squirrels from
getting close to your home and chew through the
attic. You can do this by ensuring that you
erect fences that are not easy to get through.
At times, squirrels are usually forced to dig
under the fences so you have to make sure that
they are dug deep into the ground.
Remove the squirrels from the ceiling using the
most effective methods and when you are sure
that they are no more, you have to repair the
ceiling by sealing all the possible entry
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