Are you having trouble getting rid of wildlife invading your property? You came to the right place. Illiana Wildlife Services has been providing wildlife solutions for years. Whether it’s a squirrel raiding your garden at night or a family of squirrels living in your attic, our squirrel removal professionals are fully equipped with tools and knowledge on how to get rid of them safely and effectively.
Squirrels are rodents with bushy tails. There are about 200 species of squirrels which are mainly categorized into three: flying squirrels, tree squirrels, and ground squirrels. Their size may vary according to their species but the smallest is the African pygmy squirrel which can grow up to 5 inches while the largest is the Indian squirrel which can grow up to one meter tall.
Flying squirrels inhabit tree holes and glide from tree to tree. Tree squirrels are mainly found in wooded areas and live in trees. Ground squirrels as their name implies live in the ground where they dig burrows or underground tunnels. Some squirrels hibernate in their burrows during winter.
You would often see squirrels eating nuts in movies but in reality, these animals are omnivores. They eat plants and meat, such as fruits, seeds, nuts, insects, caterpillars, eggs, snakes, and other small animals.
Squirrels are highly territorial. They would die defending their area, but the most ferocious are mother squirrels protecting their young.
Wild Squirrels in Urban Areas
Squirrels are one of the most commonly seen invaders in urban and suburban areas. They would playfully hop from tree to tree and scamper freely in the streets. While these animals may seem adorable, they can cause several problems to humans.
They can ruin landscaped gardens with their digging habits and eat bird eggs. They can also seek shelter in your attic. Once inside your home, they can cause damage by chewing wooden framework, insulation, and power lines which can result to short circuit and possibly fire.
Getting rid of squirrels inhabiting your attic can be difficult. They can get aggressive and may scratch or bite when handled.
Illiana Squirrel Removal Services
If wild squirrels are wreaking havoc in your property, contact Illiana Wildlife Services today. Our certified wildlife removal and control officers can help you remove squirrels humanely by setting up non-lethal traps and prevent them from coming back by installing deterrents and exclusion devices.