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The Winter Habits of Milwaukee’s Squirrels

As winter time is now almost in full swing, we start thinking about the good things that come with it. What to do on New Year’s Eve, what to buy to our loved ones for Christmas or spending time indoors with loved ones when there is snow outside. But, we need to keep in mind that this season does not bring only the nice things. Just like us, squirrels are looking for a warm and safe place to stay throughout winter. Unfortunately, this place can easily be your home. In order to prevent this from happening or to remove squirrels already in your home, it is necessary to get in touch with professional squirrel removal specialists in Milwaukee.

There are Several Types of Squirrels

There are several different species of squirrels in Milwaukee, but there are three that can be particularly troublesome for homeowners. Those are tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels. Each of these type of squirrels nest in a different way. This means that tree and flying squirrels often find their shelter among trees, while ground squirrels usually live either among rocks or in burrows in the ground. Regardless of where their shelter is, they all tend to nest within something. Tree and flying squirrels use moss and leaves in order to make their dens on trees. On the other hand, ground squirrels find their dens underground. This is why you can easily find them in your yard.

Squirrels stay active through-out winter.

How do They Make Their Dens?

Ground squirrels make a den by simply digging and burrowing until they are satisfied with the underground lairs. Of course, the location is of paramount importance to them. Some of the popular places for making a den include sloped ground where floods are not likely to happen, under logs, rocks, decks, and more. Also, they usually have many different escape routes. This means that they make an underground system of tunnels which can be easily identified in your yard. In case you notice holes, this is a sign that squirrels have invaded your property. Naturally, you should not remove them by yourself –it is always recommended to contact a professional to do that for you.

Spotting Squirrels on Your Property

As mentioned, the first clue can be holes in your yard. Apart from this, you need to be aware that they eat a lot, so, if you have some food in your yard and you notice that it is missing from time to time, you should call in the professionals. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help you by identifying the exact place where the squirrels are nested. In addition to this, we are also able to remove them – and you can be sure we will do this in a humane way. The animal will not be hurt and there will be no dangerous chemicals used for treating them. Therefore, feel free to call the experts even if you just suspect having a squirrel on your property.

Skedaddle Take Great Care of the Squirrels and Your Home

There is no need for you to be unsure about whether to call a squirrel removal professional for your Milwaukee home or to attempt to remove the squirrels on your own. If you decide to deal with them by yourself, there is a very real possibility that you will not only do it in the wrong way, but you may also harm the animal. This is something that would not be good to happen, at all. If you choose to contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, you can be sure that the squirrels will be well taken care of. Skedaddle is home to trained technicians who have done things like these many times and know how to properly react in any situation. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and ensure your home is squirrel-free for good.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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