What's The Best Way To Keep Squirrels Away From My Rochester Home?

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Many people think of squirrels as cute and harmless animals. While these small creatures may be fun to watch scurrying around at a public park, you don't want them around your home. These medium-sized rodents are destructive and could even pose a health risk to you and your family. 

If you are seeing several squirrels around your home every day, you will need the help of an experienced Rochester pest control specialist to help you out. At RodentX Wildlife Control, we have devoted our entire careers to understanding the habits and behaviors of the pest in this area. We know how to devise an effective and customized plan to quickly eliminate the squirrels in your yard. 

Where Do Squirrels Like To Live?

Like most rodents, squirrels in Rochester are extremely adaptable and able to live in most settings. They like to live in the wild, among the trees and other wildlife. However, they can also be found in residential and urban areas. Squirrels will go wherever they think there is an abundance of food and water as well as a safe place to live. 

Fruits and nuts are some of a squirrel's favorite things to eat. If your yard has several fruit and nut-producing trees, your property may be the perfect place for squirrels. If you only have a few trees in your yard, a squirrel may be able to give you a few more for free. They are notorious for taking seeds from nuts and other fruits and burying them in the ground to save for later. Most of the time, they will forget that they buried anything, and over time, the seed they essentially planted may turn into a tree. 

Are Squirrels Dangerous To Humans?

Squirrels can cause a lot of problems if they spend too much time around your home. They are known to be extremely destructive. They can and will chew on almost anything that is not made of metal or glass. People who have a squirrel infestation in their yards have reported seeing holes chewed in the siding of their homes, in the exterior walls, and even in the insulation. They can also chew the electrical wiring that is found on the interior and exterior walls of your home, which could be a potential fire hazard.

Squirrels are also filthy animals that can carry and spread ringworm and tularemia. They are not usually aggressive. However, if you get too close to them, they could try to scratch or bite you. 

How Can I Prevent Squirrels Around My Home And Yard?

If you want to prevent squirrels from your taking over your yard, some of the things that you can do include:

  • Cut tree limbs away from your home and roofline
  • Remove bird feeders from your yard or place them far away from your home
  • Make sure that there are no holes or cracks around your house that a squirrel can use as a potential entry point

Squirrels are prey animals that usually startle easily. If you want to keep squirrels away from your home, you can try to install wind chimes or other noise-making objects in your yard to scare the squirrels away. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Squirrel Problem?

It can be difficult and dangerous to try and eliminate squirrels from your Rochester home on your own. At RodentX Wildlife Control, we know the fastest and safest way to achieve complete squirrel control on your property. Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."

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"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"

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"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX Wildlife Control. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."

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