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Rooting Squirrels In Durham Out Of Their Hiding Spots

September 25, 2022 - Squirrels

Have you ever gone to the park and sat on a bench? Many people do this to sightsee and squirrel watch. Watching these bushy-tailed rodents can be a wonderful pastime. It is enjoyable to see squirrels dashing up trees, jumping from branch to branch, and playing with one another. What is not enjoyable is having squirrels root through your garden and dig holes in your mulch. If these rodents are causing trouble on your property, we are here today to help. Here is where squirrels might hide on your Durham property and how you can keep these pests away. If you would like to jump straight to professional wildlife control, call our team at The Eco Man Pest Solutions. We would be happy to listen to the problems you are having and offer a good squirrel control option that meets your need.

Where Squirrels Like To Hide

Although squirrels are very active during the day, they do not like to spend their nights running around. Typically, these bushy-tailed rodents will find shelter on or around area properties. Some types of squirrels make drays (nests) on the branches of trees. These nests are constructed using twigs and leaves and are similar to birds' nests. During the winter months, tree squirrels will look for hollows inside trees where they can stay warm and well protected.

Ground squirrels operate a bit differently than tree squirrels. They build their nests underground inside burrows. They will often look for sloped ground so that excessive rainfall doesn’t cause their home to flood. You are likely to find ground squirrel burrows under logs, near rocks, or in other similarly protected areas. 

It is not uncommon for all types of squirrels to build multiple nests in case one becomes compromised by bad weather or predators. This is especially problematic with ground squirrels as it means more holes dug around your property. 

Deterring Squirrels In Your Attic

Although squirrels are built to live outdoors, they will invade homes from time to time. Mostly they invade accessible attic spaces. Attics become accessible when structures like windows, rooflines, and chimneys are damaged or compromised. When squirrels take up residence inside attics, they can bring a huge problem with them in the form of fleas and ticks. These smaller parasitic pests can hop off of squirrels, crawl into living areas, and spread harmful diseases to both humans and pets. To keep squirrels out of your attic, here are a few prevention tips to consider. 

  • Make sure your attic windows are in good condition.
  • Keep attic windows closed as much as possible.
  • Install a rodent-proof cap on your chimney.
  • Repair damage to your home’s roofline.
  • Install a metal screen over your gutters out spouts. 
  • Trim back tree branches at least five feet from your home’s exterior.

Although helpful, these tips will not guarantee squirrels stay out of your attic. For more help dealing with squirrels, we highly recommend bringing in a professional.

Getting Rid Of Squirrels In Crawl Spaces 

Squirrels do not just invade attic spaces, they will also build nests inside crawl spaces. If you hear rustling under your home or notice these pests traveling under your porch, you could have a problem. To deter these pests from settling in your crawl space, seal entry points they might use to get under your home. To address an existing problem, consider investing in some form of wildlife control. At The Eco Man Pest Solutions, we offer a range of comprehensive squirrel pest control options to help locals fight back against these annoying and sometimes dangerous rodents.

Total Wildlife Control For Durham Homes 

There are many wildlife threats that cause problems here in Durham. Keeping these threats off your property can be extremely difficult. To make your life easier, partner with the experts at The Eco Man Pest Solutions. Whether you are dealing with raccoons, deer, squirrels, or any other yard invaders, we would be happy to help. Start by scheduling your home for a thorough inspection. This will help our team assess your risk, identify nests on your property, and put in place a plan of action to address your problems fast. In addition to this, we will be on call year-round in case future infestations present themselves. In other words, dealing with wildlife has never been easier.

Jump over to our contact-us page now to discover more about pest control in Durham. Find out just how simple wildlife control can be and the benefits it will have for you and your property. 

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