As much as you enjoy relaxing in your house after a long day, there may be something lurking in your attic that enjoys the exact same thing. Many different types of wild animals can find their way into your attic, even through a hole you might have thought was impossible for them to fit through. Often, they are seeking shelter from either harsh weather or their natural predators, or when they are trying to have their babies. They use your insulation as nesting material to keep the new babies safe and warm, while the attic provides added shelter from natural enemies just looking for helpless babies to gobble up, and the squirrel poop in the attic can cause long term health concerns. If you live in an area with exceedingly hot summers or cold winters, they may also be seeking shelter from the extreme temperatures.
While you may think the idea of a little squirrel family all huddled up in your attic seeking shelter is a cute or heartwarming picture, it is also important to remember that wild animals living in your home is dangerous. They can chew electrical wiring causing a house fire, bring diseases and bugs into the home, and cause damages that could cost you quite a bit of money.
There are several warning signs such as noticing holes on the exterior of the home, hearing scratching noises in your walls or attic, or possibly even seeing the animal going into the attic.
Once you realize you are having an issue, you want to get into contact with a professional immediately to resolve the issue.