Do you have a squirrel problem in your yard? Although these furry creatures are cute, they cause significant damage to your property if you let them. They have like to dig holes and nibble on plants. If you want to limit the number of squirrels that are entering your property, here are some steps you can take!
Be Mindful Of Where You Place Bird Feeders
Squirrels love stealing bird food when they have the opportunity. If you want to prevent squirrels from going to certain places in your yard, you want to be conscious of where you set up your bird feeders. It is important to remember that seeds and nuts are squirrels favorite food. If you have a have a large squirrel population in your neighborhood, you may be better off buying a safflower seed mix.
Trim Tree Branches
Tree branches are essentially bridges for squirrels. They use long tree branches as a way to get from one backyard to the next. If you want to limit squirrels from traveling through and inhabiting trees, trim the branches regularly. If you want to prevent squirrels from climbing on your roof, you want to keep tree branches a few feet away from your house.
Limit Nesting Spots
If you reduce the possibility of having a squirrel infestation, you should try to plug up holes in and around your property that could serve as places for ground squirrel nests. Places to watch out for include garages and nests. You also want to be sure to check out your attic and roof for gaps and opening as well. If you happen to find a hole to you, want to be sure to seal it as soon as possible.
Call In A Professional
Squirrels can be especially pesky critters. If you can’t seem to fix your squirrel problem, your best bet is to bring in professionals who have years of experience. Shumaker Animal Control can fix your squirrel problem. Give us a call today!
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