Due to their cute and cuddly nature and their adorable fluffy tails, many will often forget when they spot a squirrel that’s actually a rodent that may cause extensive property damage while looking for food. While their diet primarily consists of nuts, fruits, seeds, and plant, during the early spring as a lot of this isn’t yet available this species will consume meats, eggs, small birds, snakes and even other rodents. Squirrels are obviously clever and will frequently find strategies to obtain food that other rodents would not typically be able to access, such as eating out of bird feeders situated high off the floor or digging up seeds, seeds, and bulbs that were located by their excellent little noses. They’re also curious by nature and will easily explore new areas for food or a proper den.
Squirrels over the years have discovered to cohabitate with people and within many public parks and universities see us as ample resources of food. These rodents can be trained to be hand fed and often are considered a appropriate pet inside the home if raised from a really young age. They may be taught tricks and are normally as smart as most puppy breeds. A few college campuses have even began a game known as squirrel fishing; a game in which you attach a peanut to a string and a stick and see how far the squirrel can be lifted off the floor before releasing his snack. Others believe squirrels a viable food source throughout the United States; they are however high in cholesterol and possess a strong gamey taste.
Squirrels build nests in which to live, and these can frequently be spotted equally high in trees and burrowed inside the ground. In squirrel infested areas that border residential homes they will also find attics and basements appropriate living environments; and they will often put to use substances found inside the home to build their nest. Power outages are also occasionally due to the curious creature wandering across a grounded power line and cleanup against a transformer, and double this species was demonstrated to topple even the mighty NASDAQ stock market.
Keeping squirrels out of your home can often prove difficult for the typical homeowner, especially if there is a large population of them nearby. However, Wildlife Removal can handle them with ease. This species can become very territorial during mating season (or even later giving birth) along with a silent attic can often become the perfect hideout for these animals. The simplest way to prevent an infestation is to prevent entry in the first area by sealing up any holes or other entryways that would usually go unnoticed. In northern areas it’s also essential not to forget the chimney; using their excellent climbing capability swimmers can descend directly it down. If a specialist is required, they will install little metal cages to trap the animal within and use favorite treats like nuts or peanut butter as incentives. Others have had success deploying a blanket substituted across their furry friend or deploying animal urine to create the illusion of a predator within the crawlspace, but so long as there is access the squirrel will eventually return.