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How Pest Control Companies Get Rid of Squirrels

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Are you dealing with a squirrel problem? If so, you're not alone. Squirrels are one of the most common rodents that homeowners deal with in Connecticut. In this blog post, we will discuss how pest control companies get rid of these pesky critters. We'll also be providing information for homeowners about how to prevent squirrels from getting into their homes in the first place.

How do pest control companies get rid of squirrels?

Wildlife control companies in Connecticut typically use a combination of methods to get rid of squirrels, including trapping, exclusion, and baiting. Trapping involves setting traps in the area where the squirrels are living and then removing them from the premises.  This helps ensure that these vermin won't reinfest your home or office space.

What are common types of squirrels in CT?

The Eastern Gray Squirrel and the Fox squirrel are the most common types of squirrels in Connecticut. These critters can be found in both rural and urban areas, and they often enter homes through chimneys, rooflines, or attic vents.

  • Fox squirrels are slightly larger, and they have reddish-brown fur. 
  • Eastern Gray Squirrels are smaller, and they have gray fur.

What time of year are squirrels active?

Squirrels are active year-round, but they tend to be more active in the fall and winter. They need to stockpile food for the winter months, so they will search for food and shelter near homes and businesses. You will still see squirrels around town in the spring and summer months, however they are a lot less common.

Is it good to have squirrels around your garden?

No, it's not good to have squirrels around your garden. They can damage plants and trees by eating buds, flowers, or fruit. They can also cause problems by chewing on electrical wires or home insulation.

What are DIY squirrel control methods?

You can deter squirrels by removing food sources. You should pick up fallen fruit off the ground, clean bird feeders regularly, and keep trash bags in a bin with a secure lid. You will also need to plug holes or gaps in your home's exterior so that they cannot get inside.

Where do squirrels live?

Squirrels live in trees, such as oak and maples. They like to make their nests at the top of a tree so that they can see predators coming from miles away. If you have an attic or chimney, this is also where squirrels will build nests because it provides protection from rain and snowfall while keeping them close to sources of food and water.

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