Are squirrels in the attic dangerous?

Some people wonder if it’s dangerous to have squirrels in the attic as the squirrels want a safe home from predators and the cold. However, never take a squirrel infestation lightly.

They can:

  • damage to everything in your house, from pipes and electrical wires to personal belongings.
  • Trigger a fire by chewing electrical wires and sparks that engulf squirrel nests made of flammable materials
  • Spread diseases like leptospirosis, salmonella, and rabies through its feces and decomposed bodies
  • Carry unwanted pests like fleas, ticks, and mites into your home
  • Cause offensive odors through large amounts of urination and feces