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Squirrels

Color: Greyish or reddish brown with paler fur on their belly.

Characteristics: Rodent like bodies with large bushy tails and short fur.

Size: Squirrels are typically 17 to 27 inches long (including their tail)

Potentially Dangerous: Yes

Structure Damaging

Nuisance Pest

Structure Indaving

What does a squirrel look like?

Squirrels are about 17 to 27 inches long with a rodent-like body and large bushy tail. Their color is greyish or reddish brown with a paler belly depending on the species. The most common squirrels in Wisconsin are the fox squirrel, ground squirrel, and American red squirrel.

Why do I have squirrels?

Most often squirrels stay outdoors. If you find them in your home or scratching in your attic or crawl space they are in search of food and warmth and will begin to nest.

Are squirrels dangerous?

Squirrels have a very destructive behavior. If they gnaw through insulation, wiring, or structures they can cause a number of problems within your home.  Squirrels can also contaminate food if they come into contact with it.

In addition to their destructive behavior and contaminating food, squirrels also can carry fleas and ticks into your home.

How do I get rid of squirrels?

The best way to get rid of squirrels is to hire a professional. The pest control technician will know the safest way to rid the squirrels and their nests from your home, and prevent more from coming in.

How do I prevent squirrels?

You’ll want to make sure all potential entrances to your home are sealed off. Wil-Kil technicians know common routes squirrels take and can make professional recommendations on home improvements to prevent squirrels.

Can I do it myself?

We strongly advise not to try removing a squirrel from your home on your own. Squirrels can carry diseases and can be difficult to control. It’s best left up to the professionals.

If you are struggling with squirrels in your home, give Wil-Kil a call.

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