Fall is a beautiful time of year. The weather’s perfect for being outside and enjoying the season as the foliage turns. But Autumn presents a special set of circumstances for home owners when it comes to dealing with a boom in the local squirrel population. If squirrels take over your yard, take action before the little critters drive you nuts.
What’s the big deal if squirrels stay outside where they are supposed to be? They can overtake your fall garden and scare away the birds you try to attract by putting out feeders. And if there is an overabundance of squirrels around your property, they could eventually make their way into your home.
In the pursuit of better nests, squirrels will chew through siding or under eaves and scamper down unscreened chimneys to find a way into your home. In the process, they chew on the insulation – including the insulation around wiring. Squirrels can go from being a nuisance to creating a serious fire hazard. That’s why it’s important to contact a reputable squirrel pest control professional when you notice a problem.
If you haven’t had any issues and want to take preventative measures on your own, you have options. Trim branches that touch or hang near your home. Screen your chimney and vents to prevent easy access. And check out trading in your traditional bird feeder for a model that’s specifically designed to keep out squirrels. Just remember to steer clear of pesticides, as they could pose a risk to other wildlife.
If your best efforts have not succeeded, you may look into hiring a local squirrel removal expert. Call The Bug Man, Inc. at (501) 663-9464 or contact us on our website. Don’t let our name fool you. We offer the best wildlife removal services in central Arkansas.