How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Edisto Island Yard
March 15, 2022 - Squirrels
They may look like cute rodents, but the squirrels found on Edisto Island are anything but. These local pest invaders can wreak havoc on your home and property, causing costly damage and putting your family at risk for disease. Thankfully, Apex of Edisto Pest Management can help you identify and control household pests, prevent them from coming into your Edisto Island home, and, if it is too late for that, help you get rid of them once and for all.
The Types Of Squirrels That Hang Around Edisto Island Yards
Edisto Island is home to a few unusual squirrel species not typically found in other parts of the South. The island is home to flying squirrels, as well as the black fox squirrel. The far more common gray squirrel is also found on the island. Given the wide variety of species, the Edisto Island squirrel can be even tougher to keep from your home. Each species comes with its own challenges and a unique set of problems, too.
The Diseases Squirrels In Edisto Island Are Capable Of Spreading
Squirrels are not just a nuisance but are also the carriers of disease. These pests are known to carry salmonella, which is a bacteria found in their feces. Edisto Island squirrels can also carry Lyme disease, spread by ticks that can hitch a ride on their fur. Other known diseases such as tularemia, leptospirosis, and rabies are also carried from squirrels and are harmful to humans.
Effective Squirrel Prevention Tips For Edisto Island Properties
No matter the species, squirrels are able to enter your Edisto Island home in a number of ways. It is important to protect your property from squirrels, as they can cause damage entering your home. Typically, a squirrel can enter your home via vents, chimneys, soffits, or construction gaps such as dormers. Filling these gaps and spaces, or protecting entrance points by covering them with a wire mesh can prevent squirrels from entering your home.
Trim back any trees or brush from the home to eliminate nesting areas on your property. Having foliage close to your home will also provide a spot for squirrels to climb or jump onto your home or roof.
The Safest Way To Keep Squirrels Away From Your Edisto Island Property
The best way to remove squirrels and their entry points into your home is to work with a local wildlife professional. Apex of Edisto Pest Management has the experience and skills to eliminate squirrels from your Edisto Island home.
Don’t risk bringing disease into your home, not to mention run the risk of costly damages such as chewed electrical wires, gnawed wood, and stains due to urine and feces left behind by nesting squirrels. Call Apex of Edisto Pest Management today and keep your home and family safe. We will thoroughly inspect your property, come up with a comprehensive pest control plan for your business or home, and follow up with continued support to be sure your Edisto Island home is pest-free.