Do squirrels up and leave on their own? Many clients ask. As a professional squirrel removal and wildlife removal company, we are asked frequently by our callers if squirrels leave on their own. The answer is no, squirrels generally will have multiple homes. In their survival, they will relocate from home to home depending on the season and environment. One thing to be certain of is that squirrels will return to their birth ground.
Has your attic been a breeding ground for a generation of squirrels? The new squirrels will return to your attic to have babies of their own. It’s also possible that the same parent squirrel will return to have her next batch of babies.
Why is my attic quiet now?
In the wildlife kingdom, there is rivalry, territory and predatory or natural death. Animals have a strong sense of smell, it is one of their predatory qualities that helps them track smaller pray. If your attic suddenly turns quiet, there could be multiple reasons for it. Sometimes, raccoons enter attics that are occupied by squirrels as a result of tracking their odor. Every animal leaves odor in an area they occupy. So it’s not surprising if the daily squirrel scattering noises are suddenly replaced by slow heavy moving noises at night. Raccoons often enter squirrel shelters, hunt them down at night and feast on their smaller prey.
Odor can also be used by raccoons and squirrels to identify opposite sex for mating seasons. So between the two effects of odor left by animals, the result is the attraction for more wildlife to that area in the future. This has lead to repeat problems to many homes that have had a wildlife removal service done in the past. For this reason there is prevention to keep homeowners safe from future raccoon and squirrel removal from the attic.
Homeowners may find the attic quiet, if animals have either temporarily moved to a better shelter, died naturally, became prey to a predator or have left due to a predatory invasion. If the squirrel or raccoon is still healthy, clients can expect the noises to return not too far into the future.