Providence Animal Attic

Attic Animal Pest Providence

We are Providence Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Providence, RI. We are a company that cares a great deal about our customers, but we also care about the wildlife. We never use poisons, live cage traps, or any other device that could harm the animals anyway. Instead, we use exclusions and other preventative methods whenever possible. These devices work to get animals out of your home or off your property, without causing them any injury. In the instances where we need to capture animals to remove them, we use humane techniques. This lets you know that we can effectively do the job to get these animals out of your home or off your property, but that they will be treated with the tender loving care that all animals deserve, no matter what type of animals they are. We are able to provide you with incredible wildlife removal services regardless of what animal you need removed. For over 10 years we have handled all different types of problems, including removing large snakes, extracting that colonies, capturing and removing colonies of rats, and moving moles and gophers. No animal is too challenging for us to overcome. We provide a service that can’t be beat, so give us a call today. Our operators are ready to take your call 24 hours a day. Call us now at 401-372-2311 for a solution to your wild animal problem.

About Pest Animal Providence and Our Services:

We answer our phones 24/7.

Thorough inspection of your property and attic.

Humane wildlife trapping and exclusion.

Critter damage repair to your home.

We offer attic cleanup and sanitation services.

We never use poisons! We don't handle insects.

Fully Rhode Island licensed and insured.

Providence rat control and rodent removal

Our Service Range

Our Service Range

Pawtucket, Cranston, Woonsocket, Smithfield, Johnston, Lincoln, Central Falls, Cumberland, North Smithfield, and many more!

Providence Wildlife Removal Tip of the Month: - Do squirrels chew on electrical wires? Why, and what are the risks?

Squirrels, like all rodents, are constantly chewing. Yes, they do chew on electrical wires, but they do not intentionally set out to search for these, for the purpose of chewing. If they do live in your attic, then you can expect that they would chew on your electrical wires if they are exposed. Basically, squirrels chew on anything they can get their teeth on and these are the reasons why:

To sharpen their teeth
Squirrels are known, in real life and in cartoons, for gnawing on acorns that have hard outer shells. It is obvious that squirrels have very sharp teeth. To keep their teeth sharp, they would chew on the metal parts of the electrical wires.

To control their teeth growth
In cartoons, squirrels are portrayed as having to large front teeth. In reality, the teeth of squirrels are also constantly growing. To keep the growth of their teeth under control, squirrels would gnaw on anything, even the electrical wiring.

To keep their teeth strong
Yet another reason why squirrels chew on the electrical wiring and even hard wood. They need to keep their teeth strong so that they can eat nuts, cut plants other types of food. They also need to keep their teeth strong to shred tree bark for making their nests. The casing of electrical wiring provides them would good shredding material to practice on.

Having ascertained the reasons why squirrels chew on electrical wiring, here are the risks associated with chewing on electrical wiring:

Anyone into action movies will tell you that you can start a car by exposing electrical wires under the gear box and striking them together. Well, this can also start fires. When squirrels gnaw away at electrical wiring, cutting through its outer casing and exposing the wires. Inside the casing, there are red wires, black wires etc. These are actually, the color of the casing surrounding individual wires that should not be exposed to each other. If exposed and rubbed together while conducting electricity, fires can be started. When the wire metals are exposed, fires can also be triggered if it comes into contact with other flammable material. An electrical fire spreads very quickly and it is very difficult to put out, so by the time a fire truck arrives, a significant amount of damage would have already been done.

Squirrels would sometimes gnaw and gnaw into the electrical wires, shredding all the outer casings and going straight through to the metal. Depending on how sharp their teeth are, they can literally burst the metal wiring, disabling the material from being able to conduct electricity. Depending on the purpose of that specific wiring, a blackout can be caused since the electrical wiring would no longer be of use.

Exposed wiring that still have a source of electricity, can electrocute anyone, even the squirrel, depending on the amount of volts surging through it. While chewing on the wire, the squirrel can attach on to the exposed wire with its saliva-wet mouth and have itself electrocuted.