Have you had enough of squirrels destroying your plants and tipping your garbage bins over? Wildlife in urban and suburban areas can be the cause of several problems. However, removing them from your home or building should be done with caution or with the help of a certified squirrel removal personnel. Doing it on your own puts yourself and the animal at risk of being injured and can possibly also result in damage to your property.
If you are in need of wildlife solutions, Illiana Wildlife Services has been providing various wildlife removal services in many areas for years. Contact us for inquiries.
Squirrels are rodents found all over the world. There are about 200 species of squirrels which greatly vary in size. The smallest is the African pygmy squirrel that grows up to 5 inches and the largest is the Indian giant that grows up to 36 inches.
Squirrels have large two front teeth that grow continuously. Many people believe that squirrels only eat nuts, but these animals are actually omnivores. They eat nuts, seeds, fruits, tiny insects, caterpillars, eggs and young snakes. Squirrels stock up on nuts, seeds, and fruits before winter comes when supplies become scarce.
Squirrel species are mainly classified into three types: flying squirrels, tree squirrels, and ground squirrels. Flying squirrels build their dens high on trees, in tree holes or nests on crooked branches. Tree squirrels live in tree holes while ground squirrels live in burrows or underground tunnels.
Squirrels are highly territorial and will fight to the death to defend it especially mothers with their young.
Squirrels as Property Invaders
Squirrels are one of the most commonly found wildlife in urban areas. While these animals look adorable and harmless they can cause several problems. They raid garden plants, rummage garbage cans, eat homegrown vegetables, dig burrows in the yard, and cause damage to structures as they seek to gain access in attics. Once inside the attic, they can chew on wooden beams and electrical wiring which can result to a short circuit.
Squirrel Removal Services
If squirrels have become a nuisance to you, it is important to remember that these animals are only looking to survive. To have them removed safely from your property, contact a certified squirrel removal company. Our squirrel removal services include safe trapping, installing deterrents, habitat modification, and repair.