You are probably used to seeing squirrels in Rockville. Squirrels are very common in Maryland and have adapted well to living side by side with humans. They steal our birdseed, rummage through our flower beds and on occasion invite themselves into our homes. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control offers squirrel removal services in Rockville, MD and surrounding areas to help you get rid of the unwelcome intruders. We can tell you whether you are dealing with squirrels or another critter and make sure they are gone for good.
Are Squirrels Dangerous?
If we are talking about squirrels attacking humans or pets, it’s not very common, although possible. Getting too close to a squirrel, especially if it’s a mother protecting her nest, may cause the animal to act aggressively. But this is not even the most dangerous thing about squirrels. The real danger comes from their obsessive chewing habits. Squirrels chew on things like wood to keep their growing teeth at a manageable length. When you have a squirrel living in the attic of your Rockville home, it may chew not only on the wood beams, but also on the wires running along them. This is actually one of the causes of house fires, which is a good reason to keep squirrels out of your attic!
Even squirrels that live near your home can cause significant damage, specifically to your roof. Below is a video of how squirrels damaged roof pipe flashing, causing a leak.