Small but Terrible: Property Damage Inflicted by Squirrels

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Squirrels are small foraging critters that wander about in daylight. One or two of them may look cute in your backyard but always be on the lookout when they start to get a little homey. Squirrels are always on the lookout for food and shelter, and while they often make use of their natural habitat to den, they may go for an easier alternative – human homes. Human houses provide a warm, cozy environment away from the harsh elements of nature and close to food sources – reasons why any wildlife would want to invade your home and cohabitate with you.

Squirrels are fast and are known for their chewing activities. They will chew up almost anything they find, edible or not, and they are good climbers, too. This makes your home, your insulation and electric wires vulnerable to damage. If you have a garden, your plants are no exception to the damage that may be caused by squirrels.

Squirrels constantly need to chew something to keep their incisors from growing too long and help sharpen them. This drives them to chew on tree bark, structural wood and wires. Imagine a whole family of squirrels living under your roof, gnawing and chomping everything and anything they can get a hold of – you will have some major property damage in no time! They will also leave a wreck in your garden, not to mention small divots around your lawn.

These problems will keep recurring if the squirrels aren’t taken care of. Squirrels are naturally frightened of people, but they can get aggressive if cornered. Mother squirrels will bite if they feel their offspring are threatened, and confronting the squirrels yourself presents a risk. Not only that, there are many diseases that these furry rodents can transmit to you and your family.

These are the reasons why it is always recommended to get rid of this ‘little’ situation as quickly as possible. Driving these squirrels out from your home can prove to be tricky and it is always advised that we perform a humane removal of wildlife from our homes. To make sure that you use effective but at the same time humane methods to drive out any wildlife from your home, call Ottawa wildlife control professionals such as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control services. Skedaddle offers more than twenty-six years of experience and expertise and will help you get rid of these squirrels to keep your property and family safe. Keep the wild out where they should belong and your family safe and sound inside your home by calling Skedaddle today!


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