Squirrels are everyday backyard animals. The four most common types of squirrels are red squirrels, grey squirrels, flying squirrels, and fox squirrels. These squirrels are identifiable by their bushy tails, small ears, and tiny feet. Squirrels will eat bark, nuts, bulbs, fruit, seeds, insects, and leaves.
Among squirrels there are both ground squirrels and tree squirrels. Ground squirrels will search for food in gardens and crops. Tree squirrels have a wider range of food options and spend most of the day searching for and storing food. One exception to this is the flying squirrel which is mostly active at night. While foraging for food, squirrels can harm gardens and landscaping in your home.
While they are very cute, squirrels can become a problem within homes. As humans began developing in previously natural areas, squirrels were forced to find new areas to nest. Common places squirrels will hide include garages and attics. They often enter by chewing holes in the walls and will use the space to store food and create nests.
Getting rid of a squirrel problem is not very easy. Many tree squirrels are protected species. Because of this, it is often wise to contact experts before trying to handle your squirrel situation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate to eliminate squirrels in your home or office. Our professionals can help you identify your squirrel infestation and work to safely remove them from your home.
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