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Why Are Squirrels So Active This Time Of Year?


While you were off at the store looking for some amazing gift that will make somebody important in your life feel more special than ever before, the local neighborhood squirrel discovered a weakness in the fortress that you call home. The squirrel was making a home in the attic of your garage as you tried to decide whether you should pick the new 4k television or stick with a 50-inch LED. He decided to relieve himself in the corner of the support beams while you were waffling between purchasing the air fryer or the double basket deep fryer. When you were stuck in the shopping traffic, Mr. Squirrel realized that he was starving and had his way with some of your insulation before noticing the garbage cans.

This time of year is when the normal rodents of our communities become more like pests. They’re frantically searching for a food source that will help them get through the wintertime. Moreover, they’re taking up roots in our sheds, attics, and barns so that they have shelter to wine and dine in. Unfortunately, even the common squirrel can cause serious damage to our private property and buildings if we’re not prepared. If we allow a family of rodents to hide away in our domain during the winter, there is a solid chance we’ll be spending serious money on repair bills come spring.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prevent some sort of invasion from squirrels or other rodents and other small animals. First and foremost, make sure you’re not being lazy when it comes to your garbage and food waste. Take the trash to the curb every week so that your local garbage crew removes what is considered an open invitation to rodents. Make sure you have a garbage container with a lid. If you want to be extra careful, build a small garbage shed or hut for the cans to sit in until garbage day.

Second, make sure you don’t have any openings or inviting crevices in your buildings. Now’s the time to patch up any damaged plywood or open spots in the foundation. It will only get more expensive to do so after you have animals invading those spaces for the winter. If you can’t afford to fix it properly, you can use expanding foam to create a temporary barrier.

Third, and most importantly, call Big Blue Bug Solutions. We specialize in the removal and prevention of unwanted pests, rodents, and small animals. Calling Big Blue Bug Solutions becomes the most important step in prevention because we offer year-round prevention plans to address all of the seasons and their accompanying pest problems. If it’s too late and you believe you already have some sort of infestation or invasion, it’s not too late. Give us a jingle and we’ll come remove your unwanted company in no time!  Remember, we offer to service both the inside and outside of your home on every visit and our professionals will always be the ones with the blue gloves and booties.

Happy holidays from Big Blue Bug Solutions!