Squirrels are famous for their intelligence and quirky behaviors but it should never be forgotten that they are rodents. They carry a multitude of parasites and diseases ranging from fibromatosis to bubonic plague, and they breed easily in Florida’s warm climate.
The fruit and nut trees and bird feeders common in Florida attract squirrels in large numbers. They are comfortable around humans, especially in urban areas where attics and homes become preferred nesting sites. They run along power lines to gain access to a roof and jump long distances from tree limbs. Once they’re on the house, they use their teeth to get in.
Like most rodents, squirrels keep their teeth short and sharp through constant chewing and gnawing. Anything wooden serves the purpose. Soffits, eaves, siding and attic timbers all fall prey to squirrel damage. Worse, this animal has a taste for insulation and plastics. A single doomed squirrel chewing on transformer wiring can cut power to an entire neighborhood. Telephone lines, power lines and PVC water pipes outside the home and in the walls are fair game, adding the risk of electrical shorts, fire and expensive water leaks. Squirrels cause more property damage than any other form of wildlife.
Removing squirrels and preventing their return can be tricky. Blocking access to the attic at the wrong time of day can leave them trapped inside. Squirrels will bite and scratch when cornered, and poisoned bait can leave a dead squirrel to decompose inside a wall. Homeowners are encouraged to call an insured and bonded wildlife control specialist to solve the problem.
We can quickly identify the type and number of squirrels, find out how and where they are getting in and remove them safely and humanely. If you hear chewing and scratching in your walls and attic, call us.
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