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 a problem?
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 damaged wood.
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 points.
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