Florida Wildlife Control & Animal Pest Removal

How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Funny and Small Animals
Squirrels are extremely funny and cute little animals. Albeit they are cute and furry, they became known as one of the worst pests that destroy thousands of households on a daily basis. Squirrels are capable of damaging almost everything they get in touch with. Squirrels will most certainly feel comfortable in any territory they invade all year long. Once they invade your Florida property, squirrels will eat food seeds from your bird feeder, damage flowers in your yard, damage vegetables in your garden, and destroy your attic.

Squirrel Removal
Squirrel removal is an extremely hard task that can last for several days. You should know that removing squirrels requires patience and time. If you want to get rid of Florida squirrels on your property once and for all, don’t wait for a miracle to happen, get the things going on by yourself. In this article, we will talk both about how to control squirrels outside and inside your home. We will only feature humane ways of getting rid of squirrels on your property.

Are Squirrels Dangerous?
Although squirrels may look cute and innocent to you, they are everything but innocent and cute animals. These animals are in fact extremely dangerous and they can infect you with various diseases. If a squirrel bites you, your life will most likely become a nightmare. Squirrels are extremely dangerous animals because they:
• Transfer various diseases
• Transfer various parasites
• Chew on electric cables and cause fires or short circuits
• Leave their dangerous waste everywhere
• Deter nests
• Destroy your bird feeder
• Gnaw fruit trees in your yard

Squirrel Behavior
Squirrels are animals that are ready to gnaw everything that they can reach. These animals can even chew and grind on hard food thanks to their strong jaw muscles and their sharp incisor teeth. A squirrel’s front and back teeth grow every day so this is why a Florida squirrel invader at your home may chew on your electric installations and other types of installations. Squirrels are also highly intelligent animals. Their brilliant intelligence allows them to dig through your property’s ground. Squirrels are especially fond of destroying bird nests and settling later in them.

Squirrel Control and Prevention
It is far easier to prevent squirrels than getting rid of them once they become your uninvited guests. Also, it is easier to prevent squirrels from invading your garden than from entering your home. You should do everything in your power to prevent squirrels from becoming your guests. It is quite simple to avert squirrels from your home and garden.
• Cut off tree branches close to your roof to prevent Florida squirrels jumping on your roof and entering your home through it.
• Pick up food remains from your yard.
• Replace your old bird feeders with newer, squirrel-proof bird feeders. Clean the area below your squirrel-proof bird feeders.
• Protect your flower-beds with plastic netting.

Keep Your Home Safe from Squirrels
• Patch every single hole through which a squirrel or squirrels may crawl through.
• Protect ventilation openings on your home with netting.
• Seal every hole and crack in the walls of your attic with metal mesh.

Trapping the Squirrels If squirrels already invaded your home or garden, don’t panic. The best way to get rid of them effectively is by using traps. The best traps for Florida squirrels are live squirrel traps. Live squirrel traps are basically large metal cages that have a trigger built in them. Your only task is to bait the trap with nuts or peanut butter. When a squirrel comes close to the bait, the live squirrel trap’s trigger will activate and trap the squirrel inside.

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