Dealing With Ground Squirrels In Ventura County: Prevention and Eradication Strategies

Squirrel crawling through a window

Do you enjoy seeing squirrels around your property? Some people greatly enjoy having these creatures around as they can provide entertainment with their antics. We, however, understand the many issues that these pests can cause and do not want them anywhere near our homes.

Let us share some information about these pests with you today and find an option to best keep ground squirrels off your Ventura County property. Call our team at Ventura Pest Control if you want our help dealing with these or other rodent invaders. We will share some of our options for squirrel removal services and find one that will best handle these problematic creatures.

Signs Of Ground Squirrels: How To Detect The Problem Early

Ground squirrels are mostly a problem outdoors. Although they will occasionally invade homes, you are unlikely to find them indoors during the warmer months of the year. Keeping this in mind, if these pests do invade, you might hear odd noises at night or find things like torn-up paper, ripped insulation, or damaged fabrics in your attic.

If these pests are causing trouble on your property, you might notice other signs, including patchy grass, chew marks, droppings, damaged plants or bulbs, missing chicken eggs, and, most importantly, holes in the ground. For help identifying these or other common rodents on your property, bring in our team.

Health Risks Associated With Ground Squirrels: What You Need To Know

Squirrels are not as dangerous as other common rodents like rats and mice. They do not spread disease through their droppings and typically are not rabid.

The biggest problem with ground squirrels and other common types of squirrels is that they carry pests like fleas and ticks. These smaller parasitic pests like to bite humans and spread a wide range of diseases, including Lyme disease and the bubonic plague. The closer squirrels are to your home, the more likely they are to transport these dangerous creatures indoors. If you want to avoid getting sick, you have to implement some form of preventative measures to keep these local rodents at bay. 

Preventing Ground Squirrel Damage: Fortifying Your Property

When it comes to controlling squirrels, you have a few options. If you have some time on your hands and would like to put those hands to work, here are some DIY prevention strategies that might help you keep these furry invaders away.

  • Make sure your home’s exterior has proper sealing, especially around your roofline.
  • Invest in a rodent-proof cap for your home’s chimney.
  • Buy trash cans that have rodent-proof lids.
  • Squirrel-proof your garden beds
  • Install motion sensor sprinklers around your yard.

At the end of the day, squirrels are difficult to control. If you want help handling these pests inside or around your home, we are here to help. Just give us a call, and we will walk you through our rodent control offerings. 

Pro Ground Squirrel Control Services: The Advantages Of Expertise

Whether you are looking for ground squirrel nest removal services or general options to keep these pests out of your home, we have what you need at Ventura Pest Control. Our team of dedicated technicians offers many advanced rodent control strategies to help members of our community fight back against these sometimes invasive creatures. Let us find a treatment option that works best for you and implement long-term strategies to keep squirrels and other pests away from your property.

Call Ventura Pest Control now to learn more about our comprehensive ground squirrel prevention and control offerings. You can make an appointment for your Ventura County home and property in no time. 

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