The Unwanted Attic Guests: Keeping Squirrels at Bay

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The Unwanted Attic Guests: Keeping Squirrels at Bay

As the leaves turn and the air chills in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, not just humans seek warmth and shelter. Squirrels, those agile and often pesky rodents, view your attic as the perfect winter refuge. While they may seem harmless, squirrels can cause significant damage and disruption. But fear not, Paragon Pest Control is here with effective strategies and professional solutions.

Understanding Squirrel Behavior

Squirrels are attracted to warm, enclosed spaces that mimic their natural nesting sites. Your attic not only provides shelter but also potential nesting materials. These furry intruders can:

  • Chew through electrical wires, posing fire hazards.

  • Damage insulation and wood, leading to costly repairs.

  • Create noise, especially during their active hours at dawn and dusk.

Signs of Squirrel Infestation

Be on the lookout for:

  • Scratching or scurrying noises above your ceiling.

  • Chewed wires, insulation, or structural wood.

  • Squirrel droppings or nesting materials.

Prevention Tips

  • Inspect and Seal Entry Points: Regularly check your attic for holes or cracks and seal them. Pay special attention to areas around eaves, vents, and where utility lines enter.

  • Trim Tree Branches: Keep tree limbs trimmed back at least 10 feet from your roof to limit squirrel access.

  • Secure Food Sources: Ensure garbage bins are sealed and avoid leaving pet food outdoors.

Professional Intervention by Paragon Pest Control

While DIY methods can help, professional intervention is often necessary for complete eradication. At Paragon Pest Control, we offer:

  • Thorough Inspections: Identifying all potential entry points and signs of infestation.

  • Humane Removal: Safely and humanely removing squirrels from your property.

  • Preventive Solutions: Implementing strategies to prevent future infestations, such as sealing entry points and advising on landscaping changes.

Why Choose Paragon?

With our extensive experience in the DFW area, from Plano to Arlington, Fort Worth to Dallas, we understand local wildlife challenges. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide a long-term solution to your squirrel problem.


Don't let squirrels turn your attic into their winter home. With Paragon Pest Control, you can rest assured that your attic and home are protected. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step towards a squirrel-free home.

Call Paragon Pest Control at (972) 435-9797 or visit to learn more.