Posted by Lilly on 18:02:06 5/2/2012 from 220.127.116.11:
I've lived here for 15 years, and was just up on the roof a couple years ago and there was no damage. So we had a heavy rainstorm last weekend, and the water just poured into my house. Literally buckets of it.
I went up on the roof the next day, and there were about 6 big holes in the shingles, all over the roof. They pry off the shingles, and leave pieces of it in a pile. I assume they're eating them? In one spot near the top they had dug down to the wood rafters and left them bare!
The bad news is, insurance doesn't pay for the damage done by rodents. So I have to buy a new roof.
We've always had a lot of squirrels around, so what could have prompted them to start eating shingles after 15 years?
I'm going to get a trap, and would like to know where you can drop them off. I have a feeling you might get arrested if you let them lose in a city park?
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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