While squirrels may seem like a cute addition to your backyard, these furry
pests can become a major nuisance if they start to next and breed on your
property or infiltrate your home. To achieve proper squirrel control in
your yard, you may need to hire a
pest control company. The first phase of your pest control appointment will be to identify
what species of squirrel has invaded your backyard and home. To help you
determine the species of squirrel that has made its home in your backyard,
here is a look at three squirrel species that are commonly found in California.
Western Gray Squirrel
If the squirrels in your backyard are predominantly gray in color, you
may have a Western gray squirrel infestation on your hands. Western gray
squirrels prefer to make their nests in mature trees and other large bushes
or shrubs. Since Western gray squirrels are usually sensitive to the presence
of people, they may be less likely to infest your backyard.
California Ground Squirrel
California ground squirrels are a species that are unique to the Western
region of the United States. Unlike their furry cousins, who live high
up in trees, California ground squirrels usually make their nests in underground
burrows. One of the dangers of a California ground squirrel infestation
is that these pests can dig up major portions of your yard.
Eastern Fox Squirrel
Eastern fox squirrels are common in rural and metropolitan areas across
the state of California. You can usually identify an Eastern fox squirrel
through its reddish-brown coat and larger size. You may also notice that
Eastern fox squirrels are more prevalent during the fall, when they tend
to give birth to their young.
If you need
pest control in Orange County, look no further than Payne Pest Management. Our company offers rodents
control services, and our residential pest control professionals will
humanely clear squirrels away from your home and yard. To learn more about
how our team can help you eliminate your squirrel infestation, give us
a call at (877) 365-5629.