Will the city or county animal services help me with a squirrel
Once you realize that your home might be infested by squirrels, you
might find yourself in doubt of what the proper thing would it be to
do about it. Squirrel infestations can be tricky for various
reasons. Firstly, squirrels are, in general, very innocent and
friendly creatures to encounter. However, no matter how innocent
they may seem, they can cause extensive damage to a home, including
chewing on wire utilities, creating holes and gaps within the
infrastructure of the home, feeding on the crops of your garden and
devastating plants, as well as carry infectious disease. Secondly,
the fact that in some areas squirrels classify as protected species,
meaning that it is illegal for you to harm them in any way, can put
a giant question mark over your decision of a proper removal
The first thing you would maybe consider doing might be to call your
city or county animal services to help you with squirrel
infestation, and you might be wondering if they would be willing to
help you out. Sadly, aiding with squirrel infestations is not
something animal services, be it city or country, usually perform.
In urban areas, squirrel inhabitations are quite frequent, so you
can see that handling them might pose an unnecessary spending of
resources, which is why the problem would most likely remain on you
to handle it. Considering that calling city or county animal
services would prove to be useless, you are left to make the right
decision on your own.
Since you can't count on city or county animal services to help you
get rid of unwanted squirrels in your home, the next best thing
would be to try to determine the type of the squirrel (is it a grey,
read or the flying squirrel?) and observe the behavior of these
animals. Try to determine how many of them there are, where they are
most likely located in your home, have they nested or whether or not
you are dealing with a female that had had babies in your home. Take
notes on as many details as you can, about the type, habits and
behavior of these squirrels, which will make the further removal
The best way for you to free your home of the squirrel infestation
is to hire a professional animal removal company to do it for you.
The information you've gathered will serve as a great help to a
professional to determine the right way to remove squirrels from
your home, in a manner that will be relatively fast and effective.
Make sure that you take adequate protective measures after the
experts remove all animals from your home, such as trimming any long
tree branches near your house, spreading short wire along your fence
and repairing the damage that these squirrels have already caused in
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