Squirrels are common sights throughout the Bethesda area. While squirrels appear to be cute and harmless as they scurry along a tree branch, they are known to cause serious damage if they find their way into your Bethesda home. Because of this, more Bethesda homeowners are wondering how to deter squirrels from their homes and yards.

Deterring Squirrels Outdoors

Squirrels can be deterred from your Bethesda yard in a few ways. Homeowners can first remove any possible food sources from the yard. This means picking up any acorns that have fallen from nearby trees and securing your trash in appropriate receptacles. If you yard includes a bird feeds, use a guard to prevent squirrels from accessing the feeder. You should also keep feeders away from your home or any trees to ensure the squirrels cannot gain access to the food. During the warmer months, automatic sprinklers can be used to deter squirrels from entering your yard or garden.

Deterring Squirrels Indoors

While squirrels can be a nuisance to your yard and garden, they can cost you money if they manage to enter your home. The best way to prevent squirrels from accessing your Bethesda home is to close off any openings or gaps throughout your home. You should also avoid storing food in your attic to prevent attracting squirrels. If you have trees near your home, cut off any branches that will provide squirrels with access to your roof. If your Bethesda home includes a chimney, consider installing a chimney cap to prevent squirrels from gaining access to your living space. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle squirrel control situations in the Bethesda area. If wildlife finds a way into your Bethesda home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for squirrel removal and control services for the Bethesda area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.