Squirrels may be cute, fuzzy animals, but they can wreak havoc on an attic if given the chance. They may chew up your insulation, leaving a big mess. If they chew the electrical wiring, your home could be in danger of a fire. Eventually, your attic will begin to reek of squirrel urine, and the squirrels will have created a pathway for other rodents, such as bats and mice, to invade your home.
Squirrels can also destroy the trees and plant life in your garden as they scavenge for food. Keep reading for the steps you can take for squirrel prevention. If you already have a squirrel infestation, Raven Termite and Pest Control are professional exterminators in Hunt Valley, Timonium and other areas in the Baltimore area.
To control squirrel populations, homeowners should eliminate all food sources such as bird feeders. Without a source of food, squirrels will travel as far as 50 miles in search of a better habitat. So, rest assured, removing food sources will likely remove your squirrel problem.
If squirrels are tearing up your garden, you can cover the bed with chicken wire that fully covers the soil and extends at least one foot beyond the flower bed. This is an option but unfortunately covers up your lovely garden from view. A better solution will be to call a pest control service provider to handle your squirrel problem.
As a last resort, you can set bait traps with apples and peanut butter to capture the squirrels. However, squirrels are very clever and may not fall for these traps. Once you’ve captured the squirrel, it can be dangerous to transport them. Additionally, you may require a Maryland Department of Natural Resources permit to trap squirrels. To save yourself the hassle, hire exterminators in Hunt Valley, such as Raven Termite and Pest Control. A professional exterminator can also the steps you can take to prevent future squirrel infestations.
Exterminators in Hunt Valley: Raven Termite and Pest Control
Raven Termite and Pest Control is the top choice for exterminators in Hunt Valley. We handle all types of pest control, including the elimination of infestations of rodents, bed bugs, ants, termites, roaches, and more. We also provide wildlife control services for squirrels, raccoons, birds, bats, and groundhogs. Click here for a free estimate.