Denver is home to the Albert, Fox and Ground squirrel. The Fox squirrel is not native to the area and was in fact brought to the West by travelers moving to Colorado long ago.
Being an invasive species, the Fox squirrel has overtaken the habitat of the Albert squirrel and moved them from their home range. The Fox squirrel is a very opportunistic animal and is more aggressive than the smaller Albert squirrel.
The Fox squirrel has adapted to urban living and is a common invader in the attic of homes and commercial buildings. Once inside the attic, the Fox squirrel is capable of destroying wires, gnawing on structure and rearing their young. Squirrels can raise about 10 babies a year!
It is unknown how many attic fires are caused by squirrels each year. With the danger of starting a fire and the plague that the squirrels in Denver are carrying now, squirrels must be removed as soon as possible to protect your family and home.
Signs of squirrels in your attic may include noises during the day and night. Listen for chewing or gnawing sounds, animals running and jumping on your roof or attic floor and look for squirrels loafing on your roof.
If you discover insulation on the roof or at the gutter downspout, this also could be a sign of squirrels in your house.
Prevention is the key to stop animals from living in your home. Take a look at the outside of your home or commercial building and make sure that vents are screened, roof lines sealed and chimneys capped.
A wildlife professional has the proper equipment and training to safely and effectively handle any squirrel removal.
If you suspect your home has been invaded by unwanted guests, have a Wildlife Professional inspect it as soon as possible.
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