More than 80% of the calls received by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) Humane Wildlife Services involve wild critters trapped in someone's home. One common animal -- the squirrel -- often finds its way inside through small cracks and crevices near the roof. Their preferred method of getting to the roof is to jump through trees, so the HSUS recommends trimming tree branches so they are at least 6 feet away from the house. This practice not only keeps squirrels away, but it also protects your roof from storm damage in the future.
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