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Squirrels are a type of rodent, generally gray in color, that have a bushy tail. They can be found living in a variety of environments including the suburbs, urban areas, and wooded areas. Their primary food sources include seeds, acorns, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and live bark. Squirrels are probably most known for being able to leap large distances from one tree or building to another.

Why are they in my house?

Squirrels are attracted to homes and properties that have easy access to food and water sources. They generally nest in trees but if they have access they will nest and live inside of homes, especially in the cooler fall and winter months. If they are not eliminated, you may find yourself with a number of baby squirrels in your home come spring time.

Are squirrels dangerous?

Yes, squirrels can be considered dangerous. Inside your home squirrels will dig and chew, causing damage to drywall, insulation, pipes, electrical wires, and personal property. They also carry a variety of diseases including leptospirosis, and can introduce other parasites into your home like fleas, ticks and mites.

What can I do to get rid of squirrels?

The best way to get rid of squirrels is to call a professional wildlife removal expert. At Parkway our technicians have the experience and training necessary to safely remove squirrels from your property. For more information about squirrel removal contact our professionals at Parkway Pest Services.

How soon can you get here?

At Parkway we offer emergency and same day service or we can be there, in most cases, the very next day. We understand that discovering squirrels in your home can be a stressful event, so we want to eliminate these pests from your home as quickly as possible for you.

Is treatment safe?

At Parkway, we pride ourselves in using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, which means an emphasis on prevention rather than reactive treatments. We focus on baiting and exclusion of pests, including squirrels. These methods of getting rid of squirrels are much safer for you and your family.

How can I prevent squirrels in the future?

Preventing squirrels or any wildlife pest can be a difficult task but there are some things that you can do around your home to help prevent them. Trim back tree branches from the exterior of your home. Try to refrain from feeding them, if you have bird feeders make sure to place them a distance from the exterior of your home. Make sure that your chimney has a secure cap on it, that any loose or missing roof shingles are replaced, and that any openings found around your roof soffit are repaired. Also having a protection plan from Parkway Pest Service will help to give you the peace of mind that squirrels and other pests will be controlled in and around your home.

Contact Parkway today for more information about how we can help you eliminate your squirrel problem!

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