Squirrels are very interesting creatures. They can are fun to watch scurrying around your lawn, jumping from tree to tree and hoarding and burying nuts for a future meal. Squirrels average 8-20” in length, weigh between ⅓ of a pound to 1.5 pounds and live in the wild an average of 6 years. They generally nest in trees, however, if they decide to take up residence in your attic, around your chimney or on your roof, and they can damage your siding, insulation, or even electrical wires in or around your home.
Seeing playful little baby squirrels running around St. Paul may be cute or amusing but having them scurrying around in your attic is something else entirely. The squirrel population in the Twin Cities has become a nuisance for many residents. By the time you hear scratching noises or the pitter patter of little feet running around above your head or inside of the walls, the damage may have already been done.