Wacky Pest Wednesday: Squirrels

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans! We have another edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday lined up for you, and today we’re covering a common, neighborhood pest: the squirrel.

Squirrels, while cute from a distance, can be wreck havoc around your home, and actually serves as a vector for diseases such as leptospirosis and tularemia. Not only that, but they are notorious for biting through just about anything they can get their paws on, from household gardens to insulation. As the seasons start to change, squirrels will be looking for a warm place to stay, and your home will make for prime real estate.

One of the best ways that you can prevent a squirrel from burrowing up in your home is to make sure that your exterior, siding, and foundation are all sealed. Since they have the ability to squeeze into very tight spaces, any hole can serve as an entry point for these critters.

If they get inside, getting them out may prove to be a difficult task. However, we do not recommend to go and forcibly remove the squirrel yourself. When threatened, they can become aggressive and may possibly bite, transmitting disease in the process. A better alternative would be to set up a squirrel trap, and let themselves be caught. Just remember to be careful when taking the trap out. The best possible way to deal with a squirrel infestation is to call in the professionals, and have us safely and confidently remove it, with no harm to you or your family.

Squirrels may seem cute, but the consequences that they bring are most definitely not. Give us a call today to have us deal with any squirrel—or general pest—problem you may have!

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