Do Squirrels Have Fleas

Do Squirrels Have Fleas

Squirrels indeed have fleas and can even spread them over to your pets if measurements are not taken swiftly.  Not only are pets at risk of getting fleas, but also ticks are a risk. Fleas do spread diseases, but it rarely happens. Fleas can also get onto humans as well. What most people are not aware of is that squirrels, after a long stay in the attic, spread more than just urine and feces all over, but have the possibility to leave fleas and ticks behind as well! Therefore, when you have had a wild animal in your residential property, it is very important to get it thoroughly decontaminated.

If you have trouble with squirrels and see increased squirrel activity, call the professionals from Squirrel Control. We are licensed and certified professionals guaranteeing to get them out in no time!

Since squirrels often break in the attic during wintertime, many ask if fleas can withstand cold temperatures. Yes, unfortunately, fleas do withstand low temperatures and enter in an inactive mode where they hibernate and can stay in that state for as long as 5 months. Fleas could die of cold if temperatures cool down below a mere 8 degrees Celsius. When they stay on warm-bodies animals like a squirrel for instance they can survive longer.

If you have pets like dogs and cats, fleas can get on your pets. Squirrels can be very active critters and roam around for hours without taking a break. If your cat roams around the neighborhood, chances are that they can get infected by fleas as well. In return, your cat can give fleas to you as well.

As earlier mentioned before, flea-borne diseases are rare, but still possible! Flea-borne typhus is an illness of an infected flea. They usually stay on rodents including squirrels. Symptoms of flea-borne typhus are poor equilibrium, poor vision, loss of appetite, and fever is very common when people come down with the illness. If you recognize these symptoms contact a medical professional right away.

Squirrels are more than just a nuisance to deal with occasionally. They can be highly dangerous because of the bacteria and diseases they carry with them and spread in residential properties. It is advised when in doubt, to have an exterior inspection done to make sure the property is squirrel-proof, and those weak points are addressed. Squirrels are amazingly skillful at exploiting even the tiniest gaps and make it work for them by exercising force on them. They can bite, they can gnaw, and even tear away material quite well! The key to prevention is recognizing the signs of a possible squirrel infiltration.

Do you see damaged shingles? Squirrels have very sharp claws and can damaged shingles while climbing onto the roof before making it to the soffit intersection where they often find a way in!

Do you hear thumps and pitter-patter in the early mornings? Squirrels are up and about in the early morning!

If you have seen increased squirrel activity, you might have a squirrel infestation. Call professional squirrel removal services Squirrel Control to get them out!

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