Southeast Michigan Squirrel Removal Services
Frustrated by squirrels damaging your attic or home and need a professional squirrel trapper? Have these squirrels taken over your home? No worries we can help with your wildlife problem. Nowadays, more and more squirrels are finding their way into your backyards. Although squirrels are seemingly harmless, they can oftentimes become an annoyance. Moreover, many of the squirrels have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. They find their way into the attics of your homes or find refuge under the porch. These creatures inhabiting our homes can invariably cause damage. Squirrels chew on electrical wires which can cause serious fire hazards. Their droppings and their parasites are a serious health risk to the inhabitants.
Squirrel Trapping Locations
Rochester Hills Squirrel Removal
West Bloomfield Squirrel Removal
Royal Oak Squirrel Removal
Waterford Squirrel Removal
Farmington Hills Squirrel Removal
Lansing Squirrel Removal
Troy Squirrel Removal
Birmingham Squirrel Removal
Novi Squirrel Removal
Canton Squirrel Removal
Sterling Heights Squirrel Removal
Ann Arbor Squirrel Removal
Livonia Squirrel Removal
Squirrels look like rodents and they are often mistaken as one due to its small body size. They have a noticeable four teeth in front of their mouth. They belong to the Sciuridae family that chipmunks, marmots and prairie dogs also belong in. Squirrels have distinct nose appearance and whiskers that these species are known for. Their eyes are prominent on the face with the ears that are relatively small for their size. The fur of the squirrels are usually grey in color and has some patches of whites all over their body particularly in the abdomen area. There are more than 200 species of squirrels and they are categorized into flying squirrels, ground squirrels, and tree squirrels. These categories are further broken down into various squirrel types.
With so many types of squirrels, the smallest size grows on average of 7 to 13 (2.7 to 5 inches) centimeters in length. Gray squirrels are the most common in Michigan. They can grow for up to 20 inches in length – and that doesn’t include their tails. WIth tails, add up to 9.5 inches to their total length.
Squirrels love to chew on objects like trash cans, power lines, and fascia foods. Most of the time they chew stuff when they attempt to go indoors or reach for their food. Additionally, being a member of the rodent family, the squirrel’s growing teeth need to be worn down by constantly gnawing on objects. Ground squirrels make tunnels that could damage lawn equipment or trip homeowners. Flying squirrels get into bird feeders for food and nest in birdhouses. In the spring, mother squirrels are looking for a safe place to tend and take care of their young. Your attic can easily be a preferred choice of shelter for these pests.
Tree squirrels live in wooded areas as they prefer to be near trees. Ground squirrels dig underground, they are most common in invading the backyards of homes. Flying squirrels make their homes in tree holes or nests made from branches.
Squirrels are omnivores which means they like to eat plants and meat. Squirrels can eat all the various kinds of nuts. They also eat mushrooms, acorns, berries, but they can also munch on small insects, caterpillars, eggs, small snakes and other small animals.
Squirrels Species Southeast Michigan
Flying Squirrels. These creatures do not actually fly, instead, they glide through the air. These squirrels have litters at least two times in a year and they can have as many as 7 litters in a year. Flying squirrels are nocturnal – they sleep in the day and hunt at night. These species live atop trees and mostly inhabit forests, woodlands, and parks.
Grey Squirrels. These are the most common species in Michigan. They are usually seen in neighborhoods running across roofs, stealing foods from bird feeders and making their way into the attics of homes. They give birth at least twice a year – once in the spring and once in the summer. They can have as much as 4 litters in a year. They can jump at incredible heights, run at the side of homes, and easily adapt to any type of environment. These species cause most of the problems in attics and homes.
Health Risks of Squirrels in Homes
Squirrels are wild animals and they can’t thrive in the attic. When confronted by humans, squirrels become frightened and could attack whenever they feel threatened. You run the risk of getting scratched or bitten. You might think that such a small size could do no harm to you when you get bitten or scratched; however, the facts say otherwise. Here are some of the diseases that squirrels can carry.
Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is a serious disease that can cause facial palsy, heart palpitations and many severe symptoms. The squirrel doesn’t need to bite to expose the disease to humans. Squirrels have ticks that can carry the bacteria which carry the disease.
Leptospirosis. This disease happens when squirrel urine comes into contact with open wounds. If left untreated, it could lead to meningitis or kidney failure.
Salmonellosis. When you have wildlife living in the attic, porch or any part of the home, there will be animal droppings all over the place. These droppings carry salmonella bacteria that can cause vomiting, intestinal cramps, and diarrhea.
Flying Squirrel Diseases According to the CDC:
Typhus fever from Rickettsia prowazekii infection is a severe and occasionally fatal disease in humans. Frequently referred to as epidemic typhus or louse-borne typhus, this disease can cause large epidemics when conditions are favorable for person-to-person spread of body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus). For the last few decades, reported outbreaks have been confined mainly to the cold mountainous regions of Africa and South America and have disproportionately affected impoverished and displaced communities.
Infections with R. prowazekii are rarely described in the United States. From 1976 to 2001, a total of 39 human R. prowazekii infections were documented in persons with no reported contact with body lice or persons with lice. Nearly all of these cases were in the eastern United States, and in approximately one third of cases, contact with flying squirrels (Glaucomys spp.) or with flying squirrel nests occurred before disease onset.
Flying squirrels are the only known vertebrate reservoir, other than humans, of R. prowazekii, and contact with these animals has been linked to most sporadic typhus cases in the United States. Interest in this disease was high in the 10 years after the first isolation of R. prowazekii from flying squirrels, but few cases have been reported since 1985. We describe two cases of flying squirrel–associated typhus that occurred in West Virginia and Georgia in 2002 and provide a contemporary summary of this disease in the United States.
Squirrel Removal in Michigan
Squirrels may be cute, but the can cause a lot of damage to homes. Squirrel removal is necessary before a bigger problem arises. Most homeowners do whatever it takes to get rid of squirrels in their homes, even if it can cause health risks to their families later. When you inhale, touch or ingest chemicals used to get rid of squirrels like ammonia, it can cause serious health issues. It can cause short-term conditions like burning eyes, scratching throat, to a long-term condition like permanent blindness. There is a high chance of causing more damage to your household and risk hurting animals as well. So leave the task to the animal removal experts.
The best way to remove or get rid of squirrel is to hire an animal removal expert that can do it for you. We understand squirrel behavior like where they are likely to gain entry to the building and when their babies are born. We use only use human live traps to remove wildlife rather than using harmful capture devices. We focus on long-term solutions to get rid of these squirrels in your homes for good.
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