How to Identify & Remove Squirrel Holes
One way to identify a squirrel intrusion is from the holes they leave when digging for food in yards and gardens. Squirrels leave holes that are consistently two inches in diameter, shallow, and have little to no surrounding soil. These types of holes are specific to squirrels and differentiate them from other rodents.
Squirrel holes are a major sign of intrusion and potentially worrisome for home and business owners. Holes are unsightly, but they also present a list of larger issues, including compromising the structural integrity of building foundations, patios, and sidewalks.
If you’ve identified squirrel holes on your property, contact the experts at Critter Control to safely and humanely remove the nuisance squirrels. In addition to removing the squirrels, our technicians are capable of preventing future intrusions and repairing any existing damage.
Types of Squirrel Holes
Most squirrel holes are used to store food such as seeds and nuts. Squirrels typically leave caches in yards to ensure they have enough supplies for cold winters. Additionally, there are species of ground squirrels that dig holes for shelter. In fact, these pests create tunnel systems that can be over 30 feet in length. Burrows in yards are used to house colonies, and they are easily distinguished from typical squirrel holes.
Squirrel Prevention & Control
To discourage squirrels from digging holes in the yard, homeowners can take a couple of steps to ensure that they are not attracting the pests. Those who garden are advised to plant daffodils, which squirrels actively avoid. Additionally, keep all garbage around homes in tightly sealed containers to prevent access to food.
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