How To Safely Keep Squirrels Away From Your Wilmington Home

a squirrel eating in a yard

Squirrels are a common rodent and pest found in backyards, public parks, and natural spaces in Wilmington. While they may look friendly, tree squirrels can get out of hand if they manage to enter your home or destroy your yard and garden. You might feel unsure about handling an invasion of squirrels on your property or controlling squirrels on your own.

If you want a humane solution for squirrels on your property, you need professional solutions to exclude these pests and control squirrels. You can discover helpful ways to naturally prevent squirrels by getting professional pest control services in Wilmington and surrounding areas in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland for squirrel pest control services.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Tree Squirrels

Understanding the habits and behaviors of common squirrels in Wilmington is essential. Learning about these rodent pests helps homeowners and pest control companies determine the best products and methods to control a squirrel problem.

Squirrels often raid bird feeders that hang on trees or off of houses. Homeowners can move bird feeders to freestanding poles instead or fill them with food that squirrels dislike.

Most squirrels will make a home in the cavities of trees and build a nest with layers of leaves. However, when winter approaches, they may try to invade your home to stay warm and comfortable.

Getting tree squirrel control and protecting your lawn from these pests is critical. Without professional solutions, squirrels may dig up the grass and garden to bury or search for stores of food for winter. These pests will chew on shrubbery, climb on utility pole wires, and sneak into your home through openings in the roof or chimney.

The Diseases Squirrels Are Capable Of Spreading

Because squirrels are rodents, they may carry specific pathogens that can transmit to people and pets. If a squirrel manages to bite or scratch you, these forms of contact are one way to pass on a disease. However, people should also be careful about handling dead squirrels, nesting materials, or interacting with squirrel droppings. The diseases squirrels may spread include:

  • Tularemia
  • Ringworm
  • Plague
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease (from infected ticks)

To reduce indirect or direct contact with squirrels in Wilmington, call Delmar Pest Control to send in a technician to handle the humane removal of squirrels. You should also wear personal protective equipment when cleaning up after squirrels or interacting with these pests. When in doubt, use Delmar Pest Control's squirrel control services to handle a squirrel problem.

Naturally Effective Tips To Prevent Squirrels Around Your Yard

Deter squirrels naturally by using a few different tips to prevent these pests from hanging around your yard. Try the following tips for natural squirrel control:

  • Install sprinklers that activate via motion sensors on your property to deter squirrels.
  • Promptly remove fruits and vegetables from your garden, don't leave open food or garbage in your yard, and limit the use of bird feeders.
  • Get rid of garbage and clutter on your property, and use garbage cans with tightly sealed lids and durable chew-proof material.
  • Cover your garden bulbs with cedar mulch.

Depending on how determined squirrels are on your property, it may take a combination of multiple tips to get them to leave.

The Safest Way To Keep Squirrels Away

Make your home less attractive to squirrels by removing factors that attract them to your property in the first place. If squirrels are a constant problem on your property and are causing damage, don't hesitate to contact Delmar Pest Control for the most effective squirrel pest control near you.

The safest solution is to allow the technicians from Delmar Pest Control to inspect and treat your home when you need squirrel pest control. Our technicians will look for vulnerable points where squirrels could enter your home, such as the roof, chimney, or windows, and suggest a remedy.

You can trust Delmar Pest Control to take care of pesky squirrels on your Wilmington property. We use effective products and humane exclusion techniques to prevent squirrels and their damage. Contact Delmar Pest Control to schedule an appointment and stop squirrels from creating chaos in and around your home.

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