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What To Do About Pesky Squirrels Around Your Waldorf Property

February 20, 2023 - Squirrels

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Squirrels are one of the most adaptable rodents that can be encountered in urban environments. Squirrels are extremely wary. They run fast for their size and can turn sharp, allowing them to shake predators. They climb exceedingly well and breed quickly when conditions are right. Squirrels also don’t share the stigma that rats and mice do, and their natural habits and behaviors allow them to flourish in urban environments. This is good for squirrels but potentially bad for you. A squirrel infestation in your house can present you with several problems.

Pest control in Waldorf can become critical if squirrels have infested your home. The longer a squirrel infestation persists, the more damage it can cause. Mike’s Pest and Termite Control doesn’t like the sound of that any more than you do, and we know how to help. Call us today if you need pest control for squirrels. We know what to do. 

The Role Squirrels Play In Our Environment

Squirrels can be problematic in urban settings, but on the whole, they perform several important roles in the environment. Squirrels help in the following ways:

  • Reforestation. Squirrels habitually store seeds and nuts for food, especially for consumption when food becomes hard to find. They often forget where they store them, however, and this allows trees and bushes to grow.

  • Food chain. Squirrels use fast reproduction rates in order to help them survive predation from numerous predatorial species. As a consequence of this, they actually serve an important role as a food source for many different predator species in the environment. 

  • Propagating fungi. Squirrels and other rodents have a close association with the ground. They dig into it, feed on things they find there — including fungi — and then tend to spread subterranean fungi spores with their droppings.

Squirrels serve several important functions in the environment in general, but they can become problematic in urban settings. If you need squirrel pest control, get in touch with Mike’s Pest and Termite Control today. We can help you with squirrel problems.

Squirrels Hanging Around Your Property Can Cause Problems

Squirrels can damage insulation in your home, and reduce its efficiency. Unfortunately, they often do so in places where the insulation can be difficult and expensive to repair. Squirrels also have a natural tendency to chew on nearly everything that interests them. For squirrels, this is a way to understand their environment and interact with it. Squirrels are notorious for chewing on cables and wires, and squirrel-related damage to wires and cables can cause unending grief for area homeowners. Vinyl siding is also in danger, and something squirrels can easily chew through. Squirrels are associated with problems with electrical and HVAC systems. Squirrels can also be very hard to deal with if you have bird feeders, and it can be nearly impossible to feed the birds you want to feed without also attracting squirrels. In the latter case, proper squirrel control is often the only thing you can do to get things back to normal again.

Mike’s Pest and Termite Control has years of experience helping area residents successfully address squirrel problems. Drop us a line today, and let us do the same for you. 

Five Simple Yet Effective Squirrel Prevention Tips

Given that squirrels can be so problematic for area homeowners, here are some tips that can help decrease the chances that you have to deal with squirrels around your home:

  1. Bird feeders: keep bird feeders away from your house and purchase squirrel-resistant bird feeders. Try to use feeders that don’t let birds pile seeds up on the ground. 

  2. Eliminate water: squirrels will come and stay if they find food and water.

  3. Seal your eaves: squirrels love nesting in eaves and attics. Sealing stops them.

  4. Seal garbage: squirrels will readily forage in the garbage for a good meal.

  5. Clean up pet food: leaving pet food outside draws many different kinds of pests.

These tips can help decrease your chances of having to deal with squirrels, but squirrels are resourceful and might still arrive anyway. Have squirrel problems? Contact us. Mike’s Pest and Termite Control can help you when it comes to controlling squirrels.

Contact The Wildlife Experts For The Best Squirrel Control

It takes knowledge and experience to address a squirrel infestation. If you’re having a squirrel problem, you need a Mike’s Pest and Termite Control solution. We are the best resource for quality squirrel control near you. Call Mike’s Pest and Termite Control; you will be glad you did. 

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