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      Squirrel Control

      squirrel exterminatorsSquirrels driving you nutty? Call the experts at rodent eradication. Squirrels look cute but can cause extreme damage to your property. Ground squirrel eradication begins with exterior control. Our skilled and radio dispatched technicians begin by strategically placing squirrels stations around your property. Squirrels are allowed to enter the stations so that they might consume the bait in them. Our technician's will generally follow-up approximately once a week for a total of 3 weeks for maintenance on the stations and to refill the stations with bait as needed. When we are complete you will see the difference on your property.

      get rid of squirrelsBecause we cannot force the squirrels into the stations we recommend going on monthly squirrel control service. With over 15 years of experiencein squirrel eradication we have found that on-going monthly maintenance is the best way to keep your squirrel population suppressed. We also recommend having a skilled Gopher Patrol technician inspect your home and especially attic for openings that squirrels might take advantage of. Squirrels are well known for using attics for shelter. If you would like to know more about our squirrel control program call us today or to schedule an appointment fill out our Schedule an Appointment form. We are truly experts at rodent eradication!

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      A squirrel is a small or medium-sized rodent of the family Sciuridae. In the English-speaking world, it commonly refers to members of this family's genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus, which are tree squirrels that have large bushy tails, and are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the Americas. Similar genera are found in Africa.
      The Sciuridae family also include flying squirrels, as well as ground squirrels such as the chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. Members of the unrelated family Anomaluridae are sometimes misleadingly referred to as "scaly-tailed flying squirrels".
       
      Philology
      The word squirrel, first attested in 1327, comes from the Old French ésqurial, which itself comes from the Vulgar Latin word scuriolus (squirrel), a variant of the Latin sciurus. Sciurus comes from the Greek word skiouros, a compound of skia (σκιά; "shadow") and oura (ούρά; "tail"). Skiouros might be liberally translated as "That which makes a shade with its tail",[1] or "That which sits in the shadow of its tail". The verb form (meaning "to hide or store") is first recorded in 1939

      Common squirrels include the Fox Squirrel (S.niger); the Western Gray Squirrel (S. griseus); the Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii); the American Red Squirrel T. hudsonicus; and the Eastern Gray Squirrel (S. carolinensis), of which the "Black Squirrel" is a variant.
       
      Background
      Unlike rabbits or deer, squirrels cannot digest cellulose and must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, since buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees, in particular, those of the Silver Maple. Squirrels are omnivores; they eat a wide variety of plant food, including nuts, seeds, pine cones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation, and they also eat insects, eggs, and even small birds, smaller mammals, frogs, and carrion. In tropical areas, these foods often replace nuts.

      Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal, while flying squirrels tend to be noctural -- except for lactating flying squirrels and their offspring, who have a period of diurnality during the summer.