Eastern gray and fox squirrels have two litters of two to four babies each year, the first between February and April, and the second between August and September. They consume plant matter, such as seeds, nuts, and even berries and flowers, depending on the season.
Occasionally, a squirrel may choose homes in attics, chimneys, and small openings in buildings rather than their traditional, natural habitats in tree openings or leafy coverings. They may enter the house through uncapped chimneys, unscreened vents, or openings left by loose or rotted boards, and they may potentially cause further damage to a home.
In the case that a squirrel becomes an unwanted addition to your home, there are several things that you may and must do in order to encourage them to leave.
If squirrels are disrupting your garden or fruit trees in search of an easy meal, there are several proactive measures you may take to dissuade them:
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