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Here's one access point into the attic.
And here's the other! Just the other day, there was a terrible wind storm that damage the soffit area. The squirrels used that opportunity to invade the attic.
I temporarily sealed up both access points with hardware cloth and installed a one-way device over each of them. This device allows the squirrels to safely leave the attic, but prevents them from re-entering.
I also placed several baited traps nearby each access points. Once all the squirrels are safely removed I'll relocate them to a humane location, sanitize the attic area, and repair the soffit with new, sturdy metal flashing.
Squirrels have no problem exploiting the weak areas of a home to gain access into an attic, which is exactly what happened to this homeowner in Colts Neck, NJ