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Squirrels

Squirrels

Squirrels can live in almost any environment and climate, which is why they are one of the most common critters around.  With being such adaptable creatures, squirrels will make their homes anywhere they can find warmth and store food. They may seem cute when you see them outside, but if squirrels get in to your home, they can become a real nuisance.

Problems Squirrels Can Cause

Squirrels can cause many problems for homeowners. They bring in outside materials such as sticks and leaves to build their nest, which can make a huge mess in the home. Squirrels can also carry both parasites and infectious diseases. They also gnaw on materials of the home, such as wood and wires causing damage that will be both expensive and time-consuming to repair and replace.

How Do Squirrels Get into Your Home?

Cracks and other small openings in a home are all that is needed for squirrels to make their way inside. This is particularly problematic because squirrels are excellent climbers, gaining access to openings in a home’s attic that are much more difficult for the homeowners to detect. This is one of the reasons we recommend you keep tree branches close to the home trimmed, to avoid squirrels being able to use them to climb on to the roof.

How Can You Get Rid of the Squirrels in Your Home?

People have been known to use various squirrel repellents to scare off the pests, but the problem with those products is that their effectiveness is rather questionable. Instead, the best solution for an infestation of squirrels is to remove them and close all entry points to make sure they don’t return.

Contact Us

Since squirrels carry parasites and infectious diseases, homeowners should not attempt to catch them on their own but instead, contact Critter Control of Ft. Lauderdale at 954.467.6067 to speak with one of our trained pest and wildlife professionals. You can count on us for fast and reliable results.