Squirrel Squatters: A Comprehensive Approach to Wildlife Management

Does it Bite? — Episode 24

Episode Focus: Rodents in Your Attic

Join our hosts, Stephanie Fox and Michael Askew, as they delve into the unique challenges of managing wildlife intrusions. This episode of "Does It Bite?" goes beyond traditional pest control methods, providing insights into humane and effective management of squirrels in your attic.

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Quick Recap:

  • Why Squirrels Enter Homes:

    • As the weather gets colder, squirrels look for a warm place to spend the winter. Unfortunately, they often choose our attics, leading to a common urban wildlife issue.
  • Squirrel Habits and Habitats:

    • In urban areas like West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, squirrels, especially gray and ground types, adapt to the scarcity of trees by finding refuge in man-made structures.
  • Effective Squirrel Control:

    • Dealing with squirrels requires more than just setting traps. It involves understanding their behavior, identifying entry points, and using specialized, hair-trigger traps for humane capture.
  • Ethical Wildlife Management:

    • Once we capture squirrels, we don't harm them. Instead, we relocate them to safer, distant natural habitats, respecting their role in the ecosystem.
  • Homeowner Tips for Prevention:

    • To prevent squirrels from entering your home, it's crucial to seal potential entry points and maintain a clean, clutter-free environment that doesn't attract them.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Approach:

    • Our approach to squirrel control is a part of Integrated Pest Management. It's not just about removing the squirrels, but also about modifying the environment and using preventive measures to ensure they don't return.
  • Professional Insights on Wildlife Management:

    • In this episode, we delve into the nuances of urban wildlife management, offering insights into how professionals balance humane practices with effective control techniques.

For More Information:

To delve deeper into urban wildlife management and learn effective, humane strategies for dealing with squirrels in your home, watch the podcast or visit our Professional Wildlife Removal page.