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Pest Control & Animal Capture

Squirrels

Squirrels are dangerous not necessarily to humans but to their property. Squirrels will chew through and damage the structure of homes and personal property, including electrical wiring, which is a fire hazard.

What disease does the GREY squirrel carry?
The grey squirrel carries the Squirrel Pox Virus. The Squirrel Pox Virus is usually fatal to red squirrels. Grey squirrels are carriers of the infection and can spread the disease to red squirrels. Greys have developed immunity to the disease having been exposed to the virus for many years.

Squirrels are excellent climbers and jumpers.  This animal is active during the daylight hours.  They have a reputation as unwelcomed guests at bird feeders.  In urban areas they have been known to cause damage to property by chewing their way through siding or somehow gaining access to attics.  A squirrel is incredibly nimble and their favorite spot is the attic. Squirrels have two litters of young per year, they can safely raise young ones in your attic. Once inside, these rodents will often chew on wood and wires.  The most effective way to control squirrels is by making sure your home does not have areas that they can use to enter the attic. In spring, squirrels move into attics to den and raise their babies. Check the outside of your home for any holes or openings and make repairs.  This happens from February – May. In fall squirrels are looking for a warm place to spend the winter and will seek shelter in attics.

Sometimes it may be necessary to trap the animal for removal from an area. In this case you will need the assistance of a nuisance wildlife control operator to trap and remove the animal.  Contact Christopher Pest Control and Animal Capture today.