The kids are getting ready to go back to school, and with the recent run of cool temperatures, it’s not hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. Fall means that squirrels are having their second litter of the year, and here are some helpful hints for how to make sure that baby squirrels don’t become an issue for your home and family.
Protect Your Home from Baby Squirrels
As the old proverb goes, prevention is the best cure. Squirrels are going to have their fall babies, there’s not much you can do about that, but there is something you can do to make sure they don’t get into your home.
Even at this time of year, squirrels are still on the hunt for a place to make a nest, especially as they instinctively know that the winter months are drawing near and they need a place to hibernate. Also, any squirrels that get evicted from their current nests will be looking for somewhere new to call home for the winter.
Take some time to check the outer envelope of your home for entry points they might get in through. Make sure that your chimney and vents are securely capped. Even though the critter below on the left is a raccoon and not a squirrel, it still shows that animals are more than capable of getting inside your roof through an uncapped chimney. Also, make sure you have quality caps and vents. The image on the right below shows how animals like raccoon, skunks and squirrels can make short work of cheap, plastic vents, finding an easy way into your home.
If you’d like one of our professional technicians to inspect your home from top to bottom, give us a call, or if you’re looking for the ultimate protection, check out our Pest Guard Home Protection Plan.
Discourage Squirrels from Nesting in Your Home
Wild animals are looking for a good place to build a nest and a safe place to have their babies. They’re looking for a place that offers shelter from the elements and protection against predators.
That is why the attics and walls of our homes are perfect places for squirrels to build a nest. If you’ve fortified possible entry points then you’re well on your way to keeping them out, but there’s more you can do.
Apart from a safe place to build a nest, squirrels look for a place near a food supply. In residential neighborhoods, this can be garbage or compost bins left outside or somewhere that they can get to like a garage or shed.
If you do keep your garbage or compost bins outside, get the locking kind and keep them locked so that they don’t serve as a snack bar for hungry squirrels and their babies.
Keep Mother and Baby Squirrels Out of Your Home This Fall!
It’s fall, a time when squirrels are getting ready to have their second litters of the year, and we’re already receiving calls for baby squirrel removal services. Squirrels are still on the hunt for somewhere to build a nest, especially with winter hibernation just around the corner. Take some time to secure the entry points into your home, and keep any garbage or compost bins locked up so squirrels don’t have an easy time finding something to eat.
If it’s too late and you already have squirrels in your home, trust the experts at Pest Protection Plus to remove them. Our squirrel removal services are fast and affordable, and we offer a 100% guarantee on our work!
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