Just like any other parasites, squirrels can cause a lot of trouble especially if they ever enter in your home. They start by chewing an entrance through the attic and before you know it, their entire family moves in.
Other than destruction of property, squirrels can cause a lot of harm to humans and that is why you should try and get rid of them as fast as you can if ever they invade your home. Squirrels are quite hard to get rid of so you should try to take good care of your home to make sure you stop them before they can even begin.
One of the most common squirrel diseases is rabies. The reason as to why rabies is very common is because squirrels that are infected can transmit the disease to humans. Symptoms of infected squirrels include immobility, aggressiveness and other abnormal behaviors. For that reason, it is important that you try to get rid of the squirrels from your home as fast as you can.
Another common squirrel disease is the fibroma which is also known as squirrel pox which causes huge tumors on one’s skin. The disease is spread between animals such as mosquitoes or other infected insects at a very fast rate.
The rodent plague is also another disease that can be brought about by squirrels. The disease is usually caused by bacteria known as yersinia pestis. It is easily transmitted by insects like ticks and fleas. Rodent plague is not that common but can cause high fever and swollen lymph conditions that can be life threatening. However, the conditions can be cured if administered soon.
The metabolic bone disease can also be brought about especially if the squirrels don’t enjoy a natural diet. The disease is usually triggered if a squirrel is kept away from its normal environment. If the squirrels are deprived of Vitamin D they get bone inflammation which prevents them from moving. To prevent such cases, squirrels that are kept in captivity should be well fed and have access to sunlight. You can also add some vitamins to their diet to reverse the effects of the metabolic disease.
Keeping them away from your home else it will be harm caused by squirrel
The best way to keep squirrels away from your home is by ensuring that you clean your attic and backyard to discourage them from getting in. You can also consider getting a professional to help you get rid of the limbs and other habitat that might attract the squirrels.