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“Is Having Squirrels Living In Your Attic So Bad?” | Squirrels In Toronto

Brad Gates
Publication date:
January 27, 2020
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the potential damage that squirrels, especially the small red squirrels, can cause when living in your attic. The author explains that squirrels are rodents and habitual chewers, which can result in extensive damage to insulation, electrical wires, drywall, and the wood structure of the home. Red squirrels, in particular, can burrow into insulation where electrical wires are hidden, causing heat to escape through holes and leading to higher electrical bills. Additionally, they store an abundance of pine cones and black walnuts in the attic, allowing them to stay inside for prolonged periods of time and cause more damage. The author emphasizes the importance of dealing with wildlife intrusions quickly and before babies are born to prevent further damage.


Squirrels, attic, damage, insulation, electrical wires, red squirrels, grey squirrels, pine cones, black walnuts, wildlife intrusion.

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Brad Gates
“Is Having Squirrels Living In Your Attic So Bad?” | Squirrels In Toronto
January 27, 2020
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