Alvin!!!! Has Alvin and his squirrel friends come to visit?

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With Christmas quickly approaching, having you had a chance to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks? Better yet, do you think Alvin and his brothers are in your home? The Albany NY area is home to many of the squirrel family including tree squirrels (gray, red, fox), flying squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (woodchuck), antelope squirrels, ground squirrels, and prairie dogs.

Are any members of the squirrel family getting too comfortable in your home?

Squirrels are most often found in attics, simply because they are great places to live. That’s if you’re a squirrel. Attics are warm, dry and safe locations. Attics are great places to build nests and for female squirrels to have their young. Squirrels have their young approximately every February and August. Besides attics, you may find squirrels in walls, between floors, ceilings and soffits areas.

With squirrels ability to gnaw and chew, they can make their way into almost anything.

Does it sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks are jamming away in your home?

What are those noises in my attic? If you hear noises in your attic during the day like scampering or scurrying, in most cases is it a squirrel. If you hear noises at night, in most cases they are attic dwelling critters such as rodents, bats, flying squirrels, raccoons and opossums who are all nocturnal. The noises coming from the attic may include entering and exiting in search of food, simple running around, gnawing on wood and even nuts rolling around.

How do you know if you have a squirrel problem?

If you hear the pitter patter of feet in your walls or attic, be proactive! Wildlife can quickly take over a structure to shelter themselves from the outdoor elements. Contact your Albany wildlife removal company to prevent any damages before they can begin. The Clifton Park wildlife removal experts at Thomas Pest Services can help you today with a free inspection to get rid of squirrels! There are a few indicators of a squirrel issue in your home: Active squirrel populations, large opening for access, viewing squirrels entering and exiting, scurrying during the day. The best way to determine if Alvin and the Chipmunks or their friends are in your home is with an inspection. Once Thomas Pest Services performs a no charge inspection, we will be able to identify the cause of the ruckus and stop them before they do more damage.

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