Throughout Oakland County and all of its surrounding areas, it’s unfortunately not uncommon to have unwanted furry visitors in your home from time to time. We get calls about a wide range of animals, so we know how important it is for us to stay up-to-date and educated on the various behaviors of all the creatures we come into contact with. Today, our focus is on squirrels!

Squirrels can cause a lot of damage to your home and can make a mess of things in a hurry. If you have one or many squirrels in your home, count on the team at Bat Removal & Prevention to help you get them out in a safe and humane way! Then, read up on some common squirrel behaviors below to learn more about how you can prevent them coming back any time soon.

Squirrels Love Snacks!

Most know that squirrels love feasting on acorns, but that doesn’t mean it’s all their interested in. They actually eat a wide range of foods including, but not limited to, eggs, insects, seeds, fruits, and snakes.

If you’re looking to deter these critters, it’s a good idea to keep your yard well-maintained. The less goodies you have surrounding your home, the less the squirrels will want to come near it! Rather, they’ll stay in the trees or in other areas where yummy treats are more in abundance. They also love bird feeders, so be strategic if you put these in your yard! Keep them a safe distance away, so you don’t have to stress.

Climbing Is A Breeze For These Critters!

This may seem like an obvious thing to note, but climbing is a squirrel’s speciality! Because of this, it’s always a smart plan to trim the trees closest to your home. If you have branches hanging above or near your roof, you’re giving the squirrels extremely easy access to your attic.

They Aren’t Fans Of Noise!

Kids, noisy pets, and big gatherings are all things that will keep squirrels from getting near your home. If you have a quiet and peaceful household, consider shaking things up a bit, if you fear squirrels may be near. You could throw a fun party with friends and deter the critters all in one shot – it’s a win-win!

Still Worried?

If you’ve taken all the proper precautions, but are still worried about squirrels coming into your home, invest in our preventative maintenance program. We’ll do re-inspections twice a year and we will reseal any of our previous work, as necessary, free of charge. It’s a surefire way to ensure squirrels and other pests stay away for good! We’re here to help you out with all of your wildlife removal needs – count on us today!