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Squirrel Control Tips And Tricks For Massachusetts Residents

grey squirrel on patio

Entertainment has changed a lot over the centuries. A long time ago, one of the best forms of entertainment was sitting on the front porch and watching squirrels play. Some people still do this today. That said, both of these people have something in common: they do not like squirrels entering their homes or causing trouble in their garden beds. If you would agree that these furry rodents should not do these things, we have what you need to stop them.

Call our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions if you want our assistance and would like to learn more about our squirrel control offerings. We will schedule an appointment to have these pests removed from your property. Keep reading to learn more about the squirrels in Massachusetts and learn what you could do to deter these pests from taking over your property.

Squirrel Behavior And Biology: Insights For Effective Control

What do you know about squirrels? You might know that these local rodents eat nuts and will build their nests in trees and occasionally in burrows in the ground. What you might not know is that different types of squirrels will invade homes here in Massachusetts. They do this by finding entry points, usually higher up on the exterior of homes. Occasionally, squirrels will get indoors by crawling down chimneys. You are more likely to have trouble with these pests during the colder months of the year, as they are highly motivated to stay warm during the winter. 

The Pros And Cons Of DIY Squirrel Control

There are many things you can do to deter squirrels from invading your property, including:

  • Identifying and sealing gaps, holes, and gaps in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure your doors and windows have proper seals.
  • Addressing damage to exterior door and window screens. 
  • Remove clutter and fill in holes around your property. 
  • Keep your trash bins covered and clean.

These methods will not, however, do anything to address an existing problem with these pests. Where rats and mice are challenging to control, squirrels are nearly impossible. Squirrels are larger, faster, and equally as intelligent as these other common kinds of rodents. If you do try to combat these bushy-tailed creatures on your own, you could run the risk of being inhumane or wasting your money on ineffective control products. This is something we would like to help you avoid.

Squirrel-Related Health Concerns: Handling Droppings And Disease Risks

Squirrels are one of the least dangerous types of rodents here in Massachusetts. Unlike rats and mice, which are riddled with disease because of the nasty places they live and the dirty things they eat, squirrels are clean and eat mostly nuts and berries.

The biggest problems associated with these bushy-tailed pests are property damage and the risk of them carrying fleas and ticks into your home. Fleas and ticks are two parasitic bugs that get people sick with their bites. If you would like to keep squirrels and the pests they carry out of your home, here are some things you should know about squirrel control. 

The Best Way To Squirrel-Proof Your Garden Is To Call Big Blue Bug Solutions

Your best option to keep squirrels away from your home and garden is to bring in a pest control professional. We work hard to make things easy at Big Blue Bug Solutions.

Let us pay you a visit. We will find out what types of rodents are present on your property and offer an effective treatment plan to give them the boot. Reach out to Big Blue Bug Solutions today to learn more about our squirrel removal services or to ask about our long-term preventative strategies to keep these pests out of your Massachusetts home.