When the weather starts to go from the warm days of the summer to the cooler days of the fall we adjust what we do. We might spend more time outside enjoying the cool weather and getting ready for the upcoming holidays. The change in the weather also affects how wildlife live their lives. The change in the season sends them running to prepare for the cold of the winter. One pest that is a problem for people are squirrels. They are great to see running from tree to tree but when they start to make way into your home they become a real nuisance. A-Tex Pest Management outlines everything you need to know about squirrels and why they invade your home.
How Do I Identify a Squirrel?
If you are wondering if you are looking at a squirrel there are some tell-tale signs that you can look for. The first is that squirrels are rodents and they are commonly found with a slender body and big bushy tail. The fur that is on their body is generally slick and will vary in color from white, red and tan to grey. They also have large black eyes that help them to see well so they can collect their food and get from branch to branch.
What Do Squirrels Like to Eat the Most?
When you see a squirrel depicted in a cartoon of any sort they are strictly on the hunt for nuts. Although they love to eat nuts the squirrels will also eat many other items to get the nutrients that they need. They also will go after fruit and seeds that you leave out for birds. The most interesting food that they go for is eggs from other animals as well as insects that makes them an omnivore. They are great at collecting and keeping food stored when they need to get through the cold winter months.
Where Do Squirrels Live?
Just like their depiction in movies squirrels do tend to live in trees. They will make a nest among the branches that they are happy to stay in when they weather cooperates. When the weather starts to cool off they are looking for a place to escape. The first place they are often heading for a nesting site is a home. This is the most common time of the year for squirrels to invade homes. They can get in small gaps in your eves and other vents that are open to the outdoors. It is pertinent to have these areas sealed off to prevent them from getting in your home.
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If you have any type of pest in your home there is a chance that there could be danger to you or your dwelling. They are known for chewing through wires and insulation that can cause a potential fire damage. If you are concerned about squirrels that have gotten in your home it is important to call a professional that offers treatment to have them removed. A-Tex Pest Management offers squirrel and other wildlife prevention as well as treatment for your home or business.