New Jersey Squirrel Control
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Squirrels are frequently seen zipping up and down trees, running across yards, and dodging traffic. They are also seen in the most unwelcome place, at home. When a squirrel and their family move in, it can cause frustration because they are very stubborn and industrious. To protect your home or business from squirrels in New Jersey, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Squirrels?
Squirrels are best known for their fluffy tails. This rodent has small ears and long, sharp claws for climbing trees, which happens to be their favorite place to call home. Squirrels make their homes out of twigs, vines, bark, and other materials and their food generally consist of nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. While squirrels tend to live mostly outdoors, they can invade your New Jersey home beginning in the fall as the weather starts to cool. Squirrels can enter your home through openings in your roof, windows, and doors.
How to Identify Squirrels
In New Jersey, there are four kinds of squirrels. The gray squirrel is a popular species that has a white belly and a grey topcoat. They enjoy living in hardwood forests with moderate undergrowth. When it comes to reproduction, the gray squirrel produces in the spring and later in the summer.
The red squirrel is smaller in size but it is very territorial and feisty. Their fur is reddish-brown and the belly fur is white. Twice a year, in spring and late summer, they produce an average litter size of three kittens.
Flying squirrels are also present in New Jersey. The northern flying squirrel is on the endangered species list so it is uncommon to see one, but the southern flying squirrel has been seen in suburban areas. These squirrels reproduce twice a year and can have between two and seven kittens.
A squirrel can enter a home and leave droppings, chewed-up shingles, holes, and other damage inside and outside a property. All of these are indicators that a squirrel may be living in your home or business.
What Problems Can Squirrels Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
Squirrels are stubborn, industrious, and agile rodents so when they locate a good place for food or shelter, they get settled quickly. They can gnaw through exterior siding, insulation, and electrical wiring. They use power lines to travel from house to house and can even chew through shingles and underneath eaves, explain the wildlife control experts at Viking Pest.
When Are Squirrels Active in New Jersey?
In order to avoid the heat during the spring, summer, and autumn months, squirrels prefer to be active during the early morning and during the few hours before sunset.
How to Prevent Squirrels in New Jersey
There are a variety of ways you can protect your property from unwanted squirrel tenants. First off, make sure their favorite foods are not in reach, Since they love seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries, making sure these items are not available will make the property less appetizing to squirrels. Rake up any acorns and birdseed and tightly cover any trash bins or composting materials. Hiring a trained professional can help you make sure your home is secure and squirrels stay away.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Squirrels in New Jersey
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent squirrels from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!