A squirrel climbing on the roof of a house

Are Squirrels Moving In This Winter?

If you're like most people, you're probably not too thrilled at the idea of having squirrels in your home. But what if we told you that there's a possibility that squirrels might actually hibernate in your home during the winter? Of course, there's no guarantee that squirrels will reside in your home just because it's cold outside. But if you live in an area where squirrels are common, it's definitely something to be aware of.

What Do Squirrels Do During The Winter?

As the weather starts to turn colder, animals begin to prepare for winter. Some migrate to warmer climates, while others hibernate. Squirrels fall into the latter category. When winter approaches, squirrels will stockpile food and nesting materials to ride out the cold months in their burrows. They will also start to grow a thicker coat of fur to insulate them against the chilly weather.

During the winter, squirrels will spend most of their time huddled in their nests, only emerging when they need to search for food. And if your home is warm, a source of shelter and food, their nest could be your attic, crawl space, or other places in your home.

Signs You May Have Squirrels In Your House

These furry pests can be quite destructive, and they're known for chewing through electrical wires and insulation. If you suspect that you have squirrels in your home, there are a few telltale signs to look out for.

First, check for damage to your eaves and roofline. Squirrels like to gnaw on wood and can cause serious damage to your home's structure.

Second, listen for noises in your attic or walls. Squirrels are active during the day, so you're likely to hear them scurrying around if they're present. Finally, look for droppings in areas where squirrels have been active. If you spot any of these signs, take action immediately to get rid of the pests before they cause any further damage.

How We Can Help

Squirrels are adorable creatures when they’re outside, but when they take up in your home, they can quickly become a destructive nuisance. Squirrels can chew installation, wires, walls, and more within your home, creating damage and fire hazards. Contacting Pestex Inc for professional squirrel removal can help keep your home and family safe from an infestation.


For all of your wildlife control needs and questions contact Pestex Inc at (617) 544-2566!