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Dealing With The Pesky Squirrels In Tampa

May 30, 2022 - Wildlife

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Squirrels are nuisance wildlife that many are familiar with, but the extent of the danger that they bring to your home is often not fully understood. These pests are problematic in that they can cause major damage to your home, inside and out, spread disease, and bring other smaller parasites into your home, which is why wildlife management is necessary when dealing with squirrels. Squirrels can be cute from a distance, but in your yard and house, you will need Haskell Termite & Pest Control, the safest Tampa pest control there is.

The Types Of Squirrels That Hang Around Yards

Tampa has a variety of weather conditions and as a result, there are a variety of squirrels that can show up and require wildlife management. The different squirrels you can find in Tampa include:

  • Eastern gray squirrels

  • Fox squirrels

  • Flying squirrels

All of these pests thrive in the outdoors where food and water are plentiful, but when these resources become scarce or the weather is unfavorable, they can enter your home through your attic and cause considerable damage. Depending on which trees and plants are around your home, you may find different squirrels coming into your home. Whatever species they are, they can still cause significant damage, requiring wildlife experts to come and get them out.

The Diseases Squirrels Are Capable Of Spreading

Wildlife experts are so important for dealing with these issues because squirrels can be dangerous when dealt with by yourself. Wildlife trapping needs to be done by professionals because these pests can carry a variety of diseases, smaller parasites, and pests, and when cornered or disrupted, they can become especially aggressive. Professional wildlife pest control can take care of them quickly and safely.

Some of the dangerous pathogens that squirrels can spread either directly or through the secondary pest infestations they cause are:

  • Salmonellosis

  • Rabies

  • Leptospirosis

  • Tularemia

  • Lyme disease

Beyond just disease, when these pests come onto your property, whether in your attic or yard, they can begin doing major damage. Outdoors, it is very easy for them to cause damage to electrical and telephone cables, siding, bird feeders, and inside your home, they can even damage electrical equipment and insulation.

Effective Squirrel Prevention Tips

Because squirrels can be so dangerous and destructive, you need to look for wildlife removal in Tampa. Before this becomes an issue, however, there are things that you can do to prevent squirrels in the first place. Before squirrels are on your property, you can:

  • Seal all potential openings with materials like silicone-based caulk.

  • Limit bird feeders and birdbaths.

  • Take the garbage out regularly and use tight-fitting lids.

  • Limit excess vegetation in your yard and dead leaves, tree branches, and brush.

These are just some of the things you can do before you need to find wildlife pest control, but if and when that time does come, contact Haskell Termite & Pest Control to take care of squirrels on your property.

The Safest Way To Keep Squirrels Away

Haskell Termite & Pest Control has more than 100 years of combined experience, and we provide the most efficient and safest wildlife removal in Tampa. For any pests on your property, we will start with a free evaluation, and after seeing the nature and scope of the problem, we will begin implementing a pest treatment that works for your specific pest situation. 

For squirrels, we offer wildlife trapping, removal, and sanitation services. These pests like to hide in attics and chew through insulation, and we can sanitize the insulation, spray disinfectant, and restore your attic with fresh insulation where needed. We will protect you and your property from these pests and get you back to living pest-free.

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