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Stopping Squirrel Invaders

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Squirrels might be cute to some, but they can cause major problems on the properties they invade. Pest control for squirrels is essential in defeating this troublesome rodent.

What are squirrels?

Squirrels are common rodents that are frequently seen outdoors around our homes and businesses. Squirrels are typically present in forested areas and outdoor public places, but they can invade human structures from time to time, causing significant issues.

Squirrels may be recognized by their round bodies with brown or grey fur, long bushy tail, large eyes, and hind limbs that are larger than their front paws. They are often seen climbing trees or scavenging for food outdoors. 

Are squirrels dangerous?

Even though squirrels are common animals to encounter around your property, they can be dangerous when they infest your outdoor or indoor areas. Squirrels generally keep away from humans, but if you threaten the nests of these rodents, they may attack, bite, or scratch, resulting in serious injury and the potential transfer of disease. They might also chew their way through wires, wood, and other items on your property, causing significant destruction.

Additionally, squirrel droppings around your property may contribute to the risks of illnesses such as tularemia, typhus, and ringworm or the infestation of parasitic pests such as fleas, ticks, and mites, all of which carry their own health risks. Controlling squirrels with professional help is the best way to avoid these dangers.

Why do I have a squirrel problem?

Squirrels are attracted to properties that provide them with plenty of easily accessible food, water, and sheltering spaces. Lots of fallen fruit or vegetables, overgrown trees and grass, debris piles, moisture problems, and access into areas like attics and garages all encourage squirrels to invade your property and stick around.

Where will I find squirrels?

Squirrels are most commonly found outside, hiding high up in trees or nesting inside hollow tree trunks and fallen logs. Once they invade interior areas, squirrels may be seen in attics, roofs, garages, storage areas, and outbuildings. They may also invade the spaces between walls.

How do I get rid of squirrels?

Get rid of squirrels the easy way by contacting Quality Pest Control at the first signs of these animals invading your Omaha, NE, property. Our team takes the time to evaluate your squirrel problems and develop treatment solutions that reliably take care of your infestation issues so you don’t need to directly deal with this pest all alone.

Contact us to schedule your consultation and get started protecting your property from squirrels with effective pest control in Omaha.

How can I prevent squirrels in the future?

In addition to professional squirrel pest control, follow these prevention tips to keep squirrels away from your Omaha home and make your property less hospitable to them:

  • Cut back overgrown trees and foliage from exterior areas to stop squirrels from easily creating their nests in these spaces.

  • Remove piles of debris, wood piles, fallen trees, and any organic debris from exterior areas to stop squirrels from being attracted to these hiding spots.

  • Place screens over any vented areas around attics and seal up cracks or gaps in your property’s roof to prevent squirrels from easily getting inside.

  • Ensure crawl spaces and utility areas are sealed up when possible to stop squirrels from infiltrating through cracks and gaps.

  • Fix moisture issues around your property to stop excess puddles of water from attracting squirrels and other pests.

  • Protect bird feeders from squirrels to stop them from easily accessing food around your property.

Contact Quality Pest Control today for help with squirrels and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Omaha.

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