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How To Keep Problematic Squirrels Away From Your Grants Pass Home

December 15, 2022 - Squirrels

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Squirrels are well-established in Grants Pass. They are clever rodents that are very successful at surviving in a range of environments and locations. Our urban environment provides plenty of food, water, and shelter, which works well with their natural resourcefulness. If you own a home in the Grants Pass area, you will eventually have a run-in with squirrels.

Squirrel control in Grants Pass is easy when you call Bugs Northwest. We are your source for expert pest control in Grants Pass. Call us today and we will help you figure out your squirrel problem.

Characteristics Of Common Tree Squirrels

Here are some facts about the common tree squirrels you are likely to encounter:

  • Over 25% of all fires of unknown origin can be tracked to rodents chewing on wires.

  • Western gray, Douglas, northern flying squirrels, and American red squirrels are all native to Oregon.

  • Squirrels are known disease carriers. Are there squirrels nearby? Diseases may be close, too.

  • Squirrels in a home almost always come in through the chimney or fireplace.

Squirrels in Grants Pass are industrious little survivors, and if you have a squirrel problem, you need help. Bugs Northwest is that help. Call us today, and let us help you with squirrel control in Grants Pass.

Squirrels Hanging Around Your Property Can Cause Problems

As mentioned before, squirrels are rodents, and all rodents like to chew. Squirrel-related damage is common, and when the damage involves wires, cables, and pipes, it can also get quite expensive or even dangerous. Squirrels are nest builders and notorious for damaging house insulation in their quest for the perfect nest. The longer squirrels occupy the same property with you, the more likely they are to damage your home.

The solution to your squirrel problem is Bugs Northwest. We know all about pest control for squirrels. Call us today, and let us help you; you'll be glad you did.

Five Simple Yet Effective Squirrel Prevention Tips

Here are five tips for keeping squirrels away from your home:

  1. Use chimney screens. Squirrels love open chimneys and will come in and explore.

  2. Keep trees trimmed away. Twelve feet or more keeps squirrels from jumping on roofs.

  3. Seal eaves. Squirrels love to explore eaves. Well-sealed eaves make squirrels leave.

  4. Do not install bird feeders close to your home. Squirrels explore feeding areas.

  5. Make sure bird feeders are squirrel-proof. Squirrels absolutely love bird food.

These are simple methods to help reduce your chances of a squirrel encounter. Squirrels are naturally curious, however, and sooner or later, you will have an encounter. Controlling squirrels in Grants Pass doesn't have to be complicated. Calling Bugs Northwest makes it easy. We know all about squirrels and how to control them.

The Best Way To Keep Squirrels And Other Wildlife Away

Keep squirrels and other wildlife away from your home with these simple methods: 

  • Keep screens on windows and doors. Rodents love an easy way in. 

  • Tightly seal all exterior garbage containers. Rodents are always up for an easy meal; if they like what they find, they will stay. 

  • Clean up outside clutter to deny rodents and other wildlife opportunities to hide and nest. 

  • Avoid piles of leaves, mulch, wood, and any other clippings, as many forms of wildlife love to shelter under them. 

If you have a problem with squirrels or other wildlife, do not hesitate to call Bugs Northwest. We know all about squirrel control methods, as well as other pest wildlife.

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I thought I had bats inside my chimney, but they discovered it was a nest of birds, and also took photos of the chimney to show me that the crown was crumbling. They repaired it, got the birds out, and capped the chimney for me all in one afternoon, for a reasonable cost. I was pleased with their services.

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