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Squirrel Infestation

Problems Posed By Squirrel Infestation?

Gone are the days when squirrels were looked at as those very cute, cuddly and adorable animals that had a chance of becoming a pet. People who had taken such animals as pets later came to find out about the mess they could create and also about the possible disease that they could spread. Such animals, when rubbed on the wrong side, were also known to become so vicious that they actually harmed many of their owners – both adults and children!

This is just a prelude on what a domesticated squirrel could do to a person. Squirrels, both domesticated and wild, may seem to be very gentle and perhaps even harmless, but the ones that are wild could actually inflict more harm than the domesticated ones. Wild squirrels in a lot of ways are very territorial and very protective. They may seem to shy away from humans, but at the smell of food, they can become the most social animals ever. However, when they do not get what they want from you, then you would find the dark side of the squirrel raise its ugly head against you.

Flying squirrels are not only known for just flying from one tree to another, they are well known to find its food immaterial of where it is kept. These types of squirrels do not really pose that great a problem in the residential sub-urbs, but if the area is in the periphery of a forest or a natural reserve, then there is a very high possibility that they could add on to your otherwise long list of pest problems. With time, such squirrels multiply and then you would have to deal with some of the most harmful and gross squirrel infestation problems.

These critters if not treated by a vet, can carry a lot of diseases. Unlike humans, they do not have the common sense to know that there is a secluded place to do their excretion business. For these animals, like every other animal, the world is their toilet. When your house or neighbourhood is infested by these animals, you would have to be very careful about the diseases that can spread due to their excretory material.

Squirrels are not only known to carry a lot of disease inducing bacteria and virus in their claws and saliva but are also known to carry them in their excretion. Faeces and urine of both domestic and wild squirrels are known to carry some highly contagious diseases. Worse is the condition when these critters are not vaccinated since they are also known to be carriers of rabies. Apart from these, squirrels are also known to carry disease on their fur when alive.

When these animals die, it is a whole new story all together. Once dead, they may not harm you with their claws, saliva and their excretory material but they are known to become the breeding grounds for other insects. Maggots that feed on the rotting carcass of a squirrel would grow to become a house fly that later spreads disease in your own house. Dead squirrels can also lead to poisoning of a water source especially if the actual animal is poisoned. Worse could be the scenario if such a poisoned animal had to be eaten by your pets. In many cases, these pets also die of poisoning or perhaps spread some disease or another after eating the animal!

To ensure that you, your family and your pets are safe, it would be best to consider such adorable and cuddly squirrels as life threatening animals and be rid of them at the earliest. For your safety, it would be best if you could get rid of these animals in a safe manner and have them returned to their natural habitat.

No matter how badly your house is infested by squirrels, just stay away from poisoning these animals, or having them slaughtered by a trap. Choose a squirrel repellent that is one hundred percent natural or a trap that would capture them live and later can be set free in the wild. Given the fact that these animals can become vicious, it might seem like a good idea to have them killed but that is not going to be the answer to be rid of squirrel infestation.

Edgar Squiritto
Squirrel Pest Control Guide
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