Squirrels Do Not Belong In Your Home

A close up image of a squirrel's head

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who had never enjoyed the playful antics of a squirrel. These furry creatures know how to work hard, gathering nuts and seeds throughout the spring and summer months in order to prepare a nice, tidy stash for the cooler months to follow; but they know how to play hard, too. They will chase each other and frolic in your backyard jumping from limb to limb in seeming death-defying feats of bravery which can be quite amusing to observe. However, when these furry little pests decide to infiltrate your eaves, they can be quite destructive and even dangerous.

The most important thing that you must realize about squirrels is that they are rodents. As members of the rodent family, they have front incisors that never stop growing. This is the reason for their need to gnaw incessantly. They must maintain a healthy length to those teeth in order to eat and survive. This lifelong habit of teething means that they will use anything they can as a teething ring, including the support beams, insulation, pipes, and wires inside your home. Not only can this habit cause extensive damages that will require costly repairs, but it also increases the risk of a house fire when they chew through live wires.

And this is just the beginning of your woes when squirrels move into your home. Squirrels can also carry and transmit harmful pathogens to people and they are capable of contracting and spreading the rabies virus. Squirrels also come well-armed teaming with parasites such as ticks, fleas, and mites. These parasites are armed with a whole host of diseases including Lyme disease. Squirrels also have very poor potty manners and will eliminate their liquid and solid waste whenever the urge hits them contaminating your home while doing so. These waste products must be handled appropriately during disposal in order to keep the small particles from becoming airborne causing further risk.

Another way that squirrels pose a risk to you and to your family is that they will fight to the death whenever cornered or whenever they feel threatened. The risk of infection is high when you receive bites or scratches from these pests. It is never a good idea to try to corner or remove squirrels or any other wild animal without the proper safety equipment.

When squirrels decide that your Massachusetts or Connecticut home should be theirs, your best option is to contact the wildlife removal specialists here at American Pest Solutions. Our highly trained teams are quite familiar with the habits and habitats of wild creatures including squirrels. They are armed with proper safety gear and have humane traps and other treatments that will safely work to remove these animals from your home without danger to you or your family. They also have the training and education needed to safely handle cleanup of nesting sites and other contaminated areas and they can help you to implement integrated pest management strategies to keep these pests from returning in the future.

Don’t let squirrels pose a risk to the safety of your Massachusetts or Connecticut home and to the health and safety of your family when expert help is at your fingertips. Give us a call today to see how we can help you eliminate wild animals from your home.