Squirrel Identification & Prevention

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What You Need To Know About Squirrels

a squirrel in the grass

Squirrels running wild around your property bring seriously annoying issues with them, and professional squirrel pest control is just the thing to stop these pests from growing out of control.

Frequently Asked Questions About Squirrels

What are squirrels?

Squirrels are small rodents that are easily recognized by their rounded ears, long bushy tails, and brown to grayish-brown coloration. Some species of squirrels have black or red fur, but the most commonly seen squirrels in this area are shades of brown. Most people think that squirrels are cute and harmless, but an infestation of these pests around your property, or even inside a structure on your property, often results in serious issues.

Squirrel control and removal provided by RodentX Wildlife Control is the best way to deal with these nuisance pests.

Are squirrels dangerous?

Squirrels might look harmless and act afraid of humans for the most part, but these wildlife critters can be dangerous and may bring serious problems to your property when they invade. While squirrels don’t usually attack, they might feel trapped and threatened when they infest a home, increasing your chances of this rodent scratching or biting you. Squirrels also transmit several serious diseases, including tularemia, typhus, ringworm, and rabies, and they can introduce infestations of fleas and mites to your property.

Additionally, squirrels can cause destruction as they gnaw away at any item they come across on your property or leave behind their droppings. Controlling squirrels around your property is essential to avoid these dangers.

Why do I have a squirrel problem?

Squirrel problems typically start due to your property having plenty of access to food, nesting areas, and water. Unfavorable weather outdoors may also encourage squirrels to move into warm interior areas, such as attics, insulation, and the space between walls. It’s important to evaluate which factors could attract squirrels to your property if you want to control squirrels effectively.

Where will I find squirrels?

Squirrels are typically outdoors, hiding in trees or piles of debris or scavenging through vegetable gardens and other organic matter. When they move inside your property, you will likely find squirrels nesting in insulation, wall voids, and warm secluded spaces like your attic.

How do I get rid of squirrels?

Getting rid of squirrels might seem impossible initially, but RodentX Wildlife Control is here to help. Our team of experts knows which squirrel pest control methods to use to safely and reliably remove these pests. We stop at nothing to ensure your property has protection against the problems that squirrels bring.

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How can I prevent squirrels in the future?

Stop future squirrel problems by following the prevention tips below to deter these pests from settling on your property in the first place.

  • Make sure any bird feeders on your property are squirrel-proof, as these tricky pests love to infiltrate these feeders and steal food.
  • Cover over any vegetable gardens and frequently remove organic debris like fallen fruit from outdoor spaces to prevent squirrel scavenging.
  • Install motion-activated sprinklers to keep squirrels from running around or nesting on your property.
  • Cut back overgrown foliage that may provide easy nesting areas or easy access to the roof of your house.
  • Install mesh screens over vented areas near the attic and crawl space to stop squirrels from invading interior areas.
  • Ensure insulation around your property is unbroken and sealed so squirrels can’t nest there.

Contact RodentX Wildlife Control right away if you have more questions about squirrel prevention or need squirrel removal assistance.

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