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Squirrels are often seen as cute, furry, harmless animals; however, they have just as much potential to disturb and destroy homes and businesses as other prime suspects of wildlife infestations such as raccoons, rats, and mice. If you are dealing with an invasion of squirrels inside your Tavares residence or place of business, then you should contact the wildlife removal experts at Critter Control® of Lake County to properly evict them before they can cause even more damage.

8 Damages, Risks, and Nuisances Caused by Squirrels

Here are some examples of the havoc that squirrels can wreak on your Lake County property.

  1. Shredded Insulation

    Squirrels will nest and breed in the interior insulation of your attic. If you do not get these squirrels removed, then they will most likely destroy and soil the insulation, leading to inefficient heating and cooling in your home.

  2. Chewed Beams and Frayed Wiring

    Once a squirrel enters your home, it will begin chewing on the wiring, drywall, and beams in your walls and attic to control the size of its constantly growing teeth. Such gnawing by squirrels is a huge safety hazard to your property that can result in electrical power outages, expensive repairs, and potential fire hazards.

  3. Damaged Gardens

    Squirrels are always in search of food, whether it be inside or outside your property. If they make it inside, they will invade your pantry, while outside they will ravage your garden by digging up your vegetables and eating the fruits of your labor.

  4. Foundational Instability

    Squirrels can burrow, and should they choose to do so to beneath your home, your foundation could crack, become unstable, and eventually unsafe to live upon.

  5. Ravaged Roof

    Squirrels can significantly damage your roof in their attempt to access your attic and enter your property. The shingles on your roof can easily be chipped, broken, and stripped by squirrels’ teeth — leading to roof leaks and exposures.

  6. Widespread Contamination

    If squirrels get into your home, they are not going to leave a long trail of waste in their path. An accumulation of squirrel urine and droppings will create a toxic, ammonia stench that will permeate throughout the inside of your home.

  7. Transmittable Diseases

    An infected squirrel does not have to bite you for a disease to spread. Squirrels can be carriers of parasites like fleas and ticks, and therefore carry infectious diseases such as leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and tularemia. These diseases can cause major harm if spread to you, your loved ones, or your pets.

  8. Loud and Disturbing Noises

    Not only do squirrels sneak into your home, but they are also obnoxious guests that can keep you up at night while you are trying to sleep with their constant squeaking, scratching, and scurrying sounds.

Professional Tavares Squirrel Removal

If you encounter any of the above-mentioned signs of squirrel infestation, we strongly advise you to seek the professional services of our licensed squirrel removal experts at Critter Control® of Lake County. Our team of licensed professionals are prepared and equipped to safely and efficiently remove any nuisance squirrels from your Tavares property. We recommend you keep your distance from the pests and allow one of our professional Tavares squirrel removal experts to properly inspect your property, isolate the intruding animals, and efficiently and humanely remove them for good.

Call Critter Control® of Lake County today at 352-204-0074  to schedule a free inspection and estimate from one of our wildlife experts.

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