It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day – those adorable furry critters you might find scampering up a tree to raid your bird feeder. This incredibly intelligent animals can be hilarious to watch, but not if they’re getting into your house. Signs of tree squirrel infestation include noises from squirrels in attics, chimneys, walls, or vents; holes in siding; damaged bird feeders; chewed wires; attic insulation damage; and evidence of squirrel nests in the attic.
If they’re gorging on your bird food, and making a mess in the process, you might want to try some “squirrel proof” feeders. But as this ambitious fellow found out, and hilarious as it is, it’s really tough to outsmart them! Here’s more information on managing them if they turn out to be a real pest.
Visit our Rodents page to learn more about managing these destructive pests.