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Will a squirrel chew through the ceiling?

It quite often occurs that a squirrel is able to find its way into a person’s home. By either gaining access into the attic area or through the wall, they are able to enter in and set up a home inside your residence.

What makes for a bad situation for any homeowner is the fact that it is quite likely that you may never know that this animal is actually inside your house. If they are in your attic, it is quite likely that you will not know because you may not spend very much time in there. This is one of the reasons why squirrels like getting into an area like a person’s attic, because it provides them with a great deal of solitude. People mostly store materials in there, but don’t spend any real time in the attic, so the squirrel goes basically unnoticed.

In the wall, it can be an entirely different story. If the walls that they are living in our closer to areas where you and your family spend a lot of time, that it is likely you will hear them scurrying around and know that there is an issue.

It is really the issue in the attic that poses the greatest risk, not only because you have this little critter living in your home, but you may be worried about whether it is able to get further into your home. This is why some wonder if a squirrel is able to chew through the ceiling and into the main portion of your residence?

Squirrels are pretty crafty critters. They have very sharp teeth and a persistent attitude about wanting to get into a location that they see is ideal for food or to set up a residence. However, that does not mean that they are able to dig away at things with their claws or teeth to be able to create a large enough whole that allows them access into your house.

The ceiling is usually built with a durable piece of board that is securely fastened to the frame of the home. If you have ever been in your attic and stood on some of these boards then you know they were able to clearly withstand the weight that you placed on them. Otherwise, you would be falling through the ceiling and into the room below.

Because of the materials used in the way that they are secured this denies an animal, like a squirrel, from being able to gain access into your home by creating their own entryway through the ceiling itself. They simply don’t have sharp and strong enough claws to be able to accomplish this, nor did their teeth give them a means to be able to do this either.

Knowing this, it should help you to feel a little bit safer if one of these animals does find its way inside your attic. However, it is a good idea to check frequently just to make sure that they are not in there. Read more: Squirrel Control, How to Get Rid of Squirrels, how to get squirrels out of your attic, Squirrel Feces, How to Keep Squirrels Away from House, How to Kill Squirrels.

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