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June 13, 2016
Some people think squirrels are wonderful to have around. After all, they are cute and fuzzy. They have soft, twitchy tails, and they are fun to watch as they chase each other around from tree to tree. They can certainly be entertaining. But did you know that squirrels can also cause a whole host of problems, both to your yard and to your home?
Did you know that squirrels are rodents? It's true; these twitchy-tailed creatures are rodents, just like mice and rats. And one of the things that all rodents have in common is chewing. Rodents have incisors that never stop growing, and this means that they never stop chewing on things. Because of this fact, squirrels can cause bark damage on trees. Since they spend most of their time in trees, there is the potential that they can strip the bark off branches and trunks and possibly stress your trees, making them an eyesore. If the damage is great enough, it can even cause a tree to die.
Did you know that squirrels can carry parasites and diseases? It's true. Squirrels can carry fleas, ticks, mites, lice, and ringworm. They also can carry the bubonic plague, which is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is common in ground squirrels. If a squirrel has this disease, he may show no signs at all, but others may experience weakness, fever, gangrene, or a rash. If a squirrel with this bacterium bites a human, or if a flea from an infected squirrel bites a human, it can be dangerous. When squirrels are discovered carrying this disease, entire parks and campgrounds are closed down.
Another danger squirrels pose is the destruction of plants, especially plant bulbs and roots because of their constant digging. This not only harms plants but also creates an eyesore. Plus, squirrels will steal the fruit right off your fruit trees. For commercial farms, this can become a nightmare.
The worst cases of squirrel damage come when these little chewing rodents get inside your home. Not only do they destroy insulation and chew on treasured keepsakes, but they have the potential to chew on wires and cause a house fire.
How Thomas Pest Services Protects Your Home and Yard From Squirrel Damage
If you are having a problem with these cute little rodents invading your space, Thomas Pest Services can help. When you reach out to Thomas Pest Services, we will send out a trained, educated professional pest control technician to do a thorough inspection of your home and yard. This will not only pinpoint areas of concern regarding squirrels, but it will also identify other household pests as well. If squirrels are located, you can rest assured that we have the knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively remove all squirrels from your property, AND provide repair work when necessary.
You don't have to worry about squirrels damaging your property; Thomas Pest can do it all. Give us a call today for your free estimate. Life is just better without disease carrying, destructive rodents.