When Squirrels Overrun Your Yard: The Impacts and Solutions

Squirrels, with their playful antics and bushy tails, might seem like harmless neighbors. However, when their population becomes too large, particularly in areas like Atlanta, Georgia, they can cause significant damage to homes and landscapes. At Mayday Pest Services, we understand the balance required to manage these creatures. Here’s what happens when you have too many squirrels and how you can address the issue.

Landscape and Garden Damage

An abundance of squirrels can lead to extensive damage to your garden and landscape. Squirrels are known for digging up bulbs, nibbling on plants, and even gnawing on tree bark and branches. This not only ruins the aesthetic appeal of your yard but can also harm the health of plants. 

Property Damage

Squirrels have strong teeth that constantly grow, compelling them to chew to keep them in check. This often leads them to chew on wooden structures, siding, and even electrical wiring, which can pose fire risks. Protecting your property is crucial, and at Mayday Pest Services, we provide comprehensive Rodent Control solutions that can help safeguard your home from these and other pests.

Attic and Home Invasion

Squirrels are notorious for making their way into homes, particularly into attics, through small openings. Once inside, they can cause noise, leave droppings, and create nests. These issues necessitate professional removal to ensure they don’t lead to larger infestations. Our squirrel removal experts at Mayday Pest Services are skilled in humane wildlife removal, ensuring that your home remains peaceful and pest-free.

Impact on Local Wildlife

A surge in the squirrel population can disrupt local ecosystems. Squirrels may outcompete other wildlife for food and habitat, leading to decreased biodiversity. Understanding the impact on local wildlife, our strategies focus on ecological balance and effective Wildlife Removal.

Disease Risks

While generally not direct carriers of severe diseases, squirrels can carry parasites like ticks and fleas, which pose health risks to humans and pets. Ensuring your family’s health and safety involves proactive pest management. Explore our Mosquito Control and Bed Bug Treatment services for more on how we can help you maintain a healthy, pest-free home.

Overwhelmed Bird Feeders

Squirrels are often attracted to bird feeders and can dominate food sources intended for birds, driving them away and causing a nuisance. To manage this, Mayday Pest Services offers strategies that include both removal of problem squirrels and advice on how to squirrel-proof your bird feeders.

While squirrels can be charming, an excessive amount in areas like Atlanta can lead to several issues, from property damage to ecological disruption. At Mayday Pest Services, we use safe, humane methods to control squirrel populations and resolve other pest-related challenges, ensuring your environment remains balanced and healthy. For immediate assistance with your squirrel concerns, call us at 📞 (770) 592-0331 today.