Squirrels: cute woodland creatures or rats with bushy tails? It all depends on your point of view. Squirrels playing in the tree in your front yard are pleasant, fun creatures. But, if you have squirrels in your house or squirrels nesting in your attic, then pleasantness can turn into a nightmare.
Squirrels in Your Attic? Call Southern Wildlife!
Squirrels are one of the most recognizable animals in the United States. Their twitchy demeanors and bushy tails make them instantly adorable, and though they may be considered harmless, cute little tree-dwellers, they can cause a lot of trouble for residential areas.
Southern Wildlife of Hernando County Florida understands how troublesome squirrels can be for any type of structure or area, and our team of expertly-trained technicians can solve any pest issue with environmentally sound and humane techniques. It’s important to understand squirrels so you can assess the best way to deal with any issues you may face.
Squirrels are small, lightweight rodents and adept climbers and jumpers. They move quickly and can navigate urban or densely-populated areas with ease. This often creates headaches for homeowners and property managers, as they can use their agility and front paws to get into places they shouldn’t, potentially destroying gardens and birdfeeders or nesting in attics.
Although some species are nocturnal, most squirrels are diurnal with diets consisting of nuts, seeds, fruits, green vegetation, and pinecones. They may resort to eating insects, small birds and reptiles, or even smaller rodents when food is scarce, but this is rare and only common in specific regions. Squirrels usually nest in trees or burrows, but sometimes they’ll invade homes in search of food or warmth in colder climates or during winter seasons.
Squirrels are generally harmless, though they can carry disease and damage properties. Southern Wildlife has thorough expertise dealing with squirrels. If you’re having an issue with squirrels on your property or in your home, visit our website or give us a call to start solving your problems. We can help keep squirrels and similar pests out of your home, and we can repel or remove them from your property before they can do any real damage.