Can Squirrels Transmit Diseases To Humans?
Zoonotic diseases are those that can spread between humans and animals. Squirrels have the potential to spread several zoonotic diseases. The diseases may spread directly to humans that handle the squirrels, which is why this is never recommended. They may also spread to humans indirectly through pets. In other words, dogs or cats may contract the diseases through contact with squirrels, which can then spread to humans by petting or playing with the infected pets. Squirrel removal can reduce the risk of you or your pets becoming infected with zoonotic diseases from rodents living in your home. Here are some of the diseases that you and your pets may be at risk of contracting from direct or indirect contact with squirrels.