Squirrels can really harm garden plants. They gnaw on almost anything. This is because, like any other rodent, they want to keep their ever growing incisors short. They dig up seedbeds looking for newly planted seeds to eat. They chew on growing plants including their flowers and fruits. Locking them out of your garden is pretty easy though, and the methods are harmless to the bushy tailed creature. If they are a nuisance, these steps would help to protect your precious plants. (more…)
There’s no doubt that squirrels are cute and entertaining animals. However, these rodents can also wreck havoc in your home (yard, garden, attic etc.) when left to roam freely. For instance, they’ll not only steal your fruits and vegetables but also gnaw through your wooden siding, raid your bird feeder and even dig up and chew your newly planted bulbs. The good news is that there are several safe and natural ways you can use to keep squirrels at bay and protect your home. Let’s look at some of them in detail: (more…)
Traditionally, squirrels preferred densely forested areas with nut and acorn producing trees like oaks, pines and walnuts. However, like any successful urban wildlife, they are incredibly adaptive and thrive in new habitats. They now often make their homes inside attics and soffit areas. Homeowners living with squirrels have been complaining that they eat birdseed, ruin growing vegetables and at times, they get trapped inside their houses. In this page, we outline safe, natural and humane methods that you can use to get rid of squirrels from your home. (more…)
One look at a furry scampering squirrel and you would hardly think these cute creatures could pose any danger to just any animal, let alone the far larger and more powerful human species.
Well, although squirrels don’t really have the tendency to attack human beings, the facts that they are capable of causing quite a lot of damage on the property front, and have even been known to carry certain deadly diseases, are enough to label them fairly dangerous animals. (more…)
Squirrels are wonderful creatures, and when they maintain their distance, they truly prove to be refreshing in plenty of ways.
However, sometimes, they do not know their limits and end up causing us trouble. When this happens, it becomes necessary to get rid of them, and although the thought of getting these cute little creatures into trouble may be a worrying one, it is crucial for several reasons. (more…)
Squirrels are probably the cutest rodents that we find living around humans and while these animals usually go about their business without interfering with us in any way, there are times when getting rid of them is the only thing we can think of.
The habit of these animals to invade out attics and set up their nests there is one such reason. (more…)
So you’re up against a squirrel invasion and just don’t know what to do next. Well, the best way to solve this issue, especially if you’re not too sure of the DIY techniques you may have read about, is to call on the services of a squirrel removal company.
A squirrel removal company will run a thorough check on the gravity of the situation, scourge your property for signs of a squirrel invasion, check every nook and cranny from the yard to the attic, and then explain to you a list of solutions that they will put to work. (more…)
Squirrels are the cutest, aren’t they! Now, while these animals from the rodent family have never been known to hurt other animals, much less humans, they do turn out to be a nuisance when they make themselves comfortable near human habitat.
While squirrels are known for their interaction with humans, no matter how wary they may be of their considerably larger-sized neighbors, it is their invasion into our space and the ability to cause damage to property that sometimes makes it necessary to get rid of squirrel problems. (more…)
The Sciurus Carolinensis, known to many as the grey squirrel, is the most common type of squirrel in most rural and woodland areas. It is also a bit common in some urban areas. The grey squirrel gets its name from its greyish color. While they may be very cute and fun to watch as the play about, grey squirrels are known to be very annoying and destructive pests. This is mainly because they are vegetarian in nature and, unlike other species of squirrels, they don’t hibernate meaning that they have to feed all year round. Their main diet is made of nuts, fruits, seeds, cereals, vegetables, berries, and bird eggs. Their diet make them a nuisance in rural and urban areas because the love raiding gardens and lawns where they eat up planted vegetables, flowers, seeds, seedlings and dig up holes everywhere. (more…)
If you have been hearing the pitter-patter of little feet around your home, and you’re pretty sure it’s not of the human variety, chances are good that you could have a squirrel problem. In fact, squirrels love to make their home in several important places such as inside walls, eaves, and attics. The good news in this is that evicting them is as easy as observing them and countering their habits. (more…)