Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Dangers of Squirrels

They’re furry, soft and cute as can be, but make no mistake about it a squirrel is not to be confused for a household pet. Although they co-inhabit our living spaces and are constantly crossing our paths, it does not mean that they are friendly animals. First and foremost, attempting to feed a squirrel is strongly discouraged as they often miss the mark of where the food ends and the human finger begins- hence making their bites extremely painful due to their sharp and hook type teeth. However when it is out of your control, such as inhabiting your attic- it becomes even more dangerous for many reasons, two of which are: 

1) Causing a fire should they reach the electrical wires. Primarily known for their big teeth, squirrels are big chewers and they don’t discriminate what is chewed.

2) Although they invade your attic, it does not necessarily mean they will stay in the attic. Therefore they could end up in your living room and attack if they feel threatened.

Ultimately, the best way to eradicate squirrels from your home is to trap them. However, trapping should be conducted by professional animal removers who can handle it efficiently and safely.

“The Dangers of Typical Neighborhood Animals You Don’t Think of As Dangerous (Squirrels & Raccoons & Skunks, Oh My!).
Accessed 16 October 2010
Dinger, Bruce. “How can cute squirrels be so dangerous?”


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