Squirrel Removal Service Near Palatine Illinois
Are you currently experiencing a squirrel problem in your Palatine Illinois home or business? Animal Trackers Wildlife is available 7 days a week for the removal of squirrels and other nuisance wildlife. want to make wildlife removal easy for you. Below you will find some information to help you properly identify the common squirrels in the Chicagoland area, as well as some health or property risks commonly attributed to Squirrels. To schedule squirrel removal service in Palatine call us today at 847-884-1057
Squirrels might seem like harmless animals, as they usually run away when you approach. However, if a squirrel sets up residence in your home you’d be surprised by the amount of damage they can produce. When squirrels gain access to your home, it is usually the result of them chewing a fist-size hole in your roof, fascia, or soffit.
There are several ways for squirrels to get into your home and things you should look out for. If you have any low hanging branches over your home, this is a great way for squirrels to jump onto your roof. Once they have access to your roof, then they can either chew a new hole somewhere or find a vent that isn’t well screened. Attic fans and roof vents are the #1 most common way that squirrels, raccoons, and other unwanted wildlife get into homes.
How to Know You Have A Squirrel in Your Attic
One sure-fire way to know you may have a squirrel living in your attic is the time of day that you are hearing noises. Typically squirrels are most active in your home from dawn to 10 am and again around sunset.
Squirrel Identification & Physical Characteristics
Did you know that over 200 squirrel species are found throughout the world? There are 2 major groupings or categories of squirrels: ground squirrels and tree squirrels. (ground squirrels will be covered on our chipmunk page)
In the state of Illinois, there are 3 species of Tree Squirrels. All 3 species are small in size and are characterized by a long, bushy tail, prominent ears, and long hind feet, though each species has its own distinguishing traits. Learn more about each species of squirrel found in Illinois below.
Notable physical traits: squirrels have 4 front teeth that NEVER stop growing. This is so that they don’t wear down from their constant gnawing and eating of rough materials like nuts.
Squirrel Habitats and Lifestyle
All 3 of the tree squirrels in Northern Illinois are commonly seen in Palatine’s woodlands, parks, and residential neighborhoods. As the name tree squirrel would suggest, they are terrific climbers. Each species can have up to 2 breeding seasons a year – one in the early spring, and one in the late summer.
Lifespans are generally short in the wild. Most squirrels only live two to four years though that can greatly depend on predators and food availability.
Most squirrels spend time on the ground in search of food such as nuts, plants, berries, and flowers. They also can eat insects and animals like eggs or baby birds.