In the case of vineyards, squirrels can kill young vines by stripping the bark and damage older vines by burrowing through root systems.
They consume shoots and fruit, and their gnawing to condition their teeth causes significant losses in drip irrigation lines and emitters. Their burrowing interferes with ditches and levee banks and can damage the foundations of buildings.
Even if you live in a house in the suburbs rather than a vineyard, squirrels can be obnoxious, terrorizing your pets and potentially sneaking into your home to cause untold damage to your attic, the walls, or anywhere else they can access.
What type of damage can a squirrel inflict upon your home? Squirrels can:
- Tear up insulation, fabrics, paper products, and more to make nests
- Gnaw on wires and cables, causing electrical damage or worse – electrical fires
- Cause all manner of structural damage to your home
You probably wouldn’t imagine birds causing property damage and bringing a host of health risks to your home. People enjoy listening to birdsong and watching birds, but the fact is that birds can bring serious problems.
The birds you are most likely to experience in your home are pigeons, seagulls, starlings, and house sparrows. Each differs in behavior and appearance and poses different hazards to your home.
Pigeons are perhaps the most common bird pests. Pigeon waste often dries and becomes dust that can be sucked into air vents. Inhalation of air contaminated by dust from pigeon droppings can be particularly harmful to those with respiratory sensitivities and immune deficiencies—particularly children and the elderly.
In general, birds roost on ledges and rooftops or alcoves. They build nests in just about any area large enough to perch in. Their nests can clog vents and gutters, pose a fire hazard near lights or electrical equipment, or dam water and cause potential flooding problems. Additionally, birds can transmit disease-causing pathogens like the ones that cause histoplasmosis, avian flu, salmonella, and more. Bird parasites (such as fleas, mosquitoes, and mites) can transmit even more pathogens, like those that cause West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
WHY CHOOSE O’CONNOR FOR SQUIRREL OR BIRD CONTROL?
Our trained and licensed technicians specialize in environmentally responsible and effective pest control. We will treat you and your property with the respect and attention to safety and comfort you and your family deserve.
If you’re searching for pest control with same-day service for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. O’Connor Pest Control has been in business for 70+ years, and we continue to be committed to excellent pest control and customer service.
Here are some of the best reasons to choose O’Connor Pest Control:
Same-day pest control
Eco Smart Products (available upon request)
Fair estimates with no hidden fees or extra charges
Proudly serving Southern California since 1952
We leave the work area clean and tidy once we’re done
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CONTACT O’CONNOR TO DISCUSS YOUR SPECIFIC PEST CONTROL NEEDS
Whether you need a squirrel removed from your attic, pigeons removed from your property, or regularly scheduled pest control to keep ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, or other pests out of your home, O’Connor Pest Control can help.
We serve areas in Ventura County and Santa Barbara County, including Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Summerland, Westlake Village, Ojai, Oakland, Montecito, Oxnard, Fillmore, Isla Vista, and more.
Call 866-891-1697 or click here to schedule an appointment for bird or squirrel control in Santa Barbara County or Ventura County.