This article goes over the dangers of squirrels. We all know squirrels are wild animals; there are many dangers with squirrels as well as other dangers with wildlife and animal control. In my opinion the biggest danger of squirrel removal and having squirrels in the attic is actually the accoon poop you may encounter. You would think that squirrels are dangerous because they have rabies, can scratch you or viciously bite you, but in my opinion the first and most dangerous factor of squirrels in the attic is actually the squirrel poop. I will talk about the other dangers of squirrels in just a little bit. First as you can only guess, squirrels have many different zoetic diseases these zoetic diseases can be transferred to humans. Squirrel poop can have leptospirosis, hantavirus, histoplasmosis, and squirrel roundworm. If you click on my squirrel poop page you can actually read about all of the different bacteria in great detail as well as how serious squirrel poop with squirrel roundworm can actually be to humans if ingested.
Squirrels can be extremely dangerous. If you think you're having an issue with squirrels in your attic you should contact a local professional squirrel removal company. Squirrels generally go into the attic to have their babies. If a mother squirrel feels that she is in danger or that the baby squirrels are in danger, the mother squirrel can attack humans. It is not a common occurrence but it can happen; a squirrel will bite you if the squirrel feels endangered, or the squirrel is cornered the squirrel will become very aggressive. The squirrel may try to scratch you, call at you and the squirrel can become dangerous. I advise my customers from staying away from squirrels if they are on your property or if the squirrel is in your attic. Please contact a local professional wildlife company like Centurian. We are properly trained, licensed and insured with removing squirrels.
The next biggest question that people ask regarding the dangers of squirrels is do the squirrels come out in the day, and if a squirrel comes out in the day do squirrels have rabies? Squirrels are nocturnal, meaning that squirrels generally come out at night. There are times when a squirrel can come out during the day as well. Squirrels do and can carry the rabies disease but more commonly in the squirrel population, in an urban setting, is distemper. Distemper can make squirrels aggressive and rabies can cause squirrels to be dangerous. Distemper makes the squirrel look like it's crazy; squirrels can foam at the mouth. If a squirrel does bite you, you can be exposed to rabies and squirrel distemper. If you have been bitten by a squirrel you need to contact your local CDC office immediately they will need to get you tested for rabies and even administer the squirrel rabies shot. Rabies is a deadly disease that can take less than 3 weeks to kill you. Again, if you have been bitten by a squirrel and that squirrel has rabies and you do not get yourself tested immediately, the effects of rabies are in reversible and without treatment will lead to death. An additional common danger with Squirrels In The Attic is the fact that squirrels like to chew. Squirrels teeth happen to be constantly growing in order to store them at a decent length squirrels need to constantly chew as well as naw to keep their teeth cut. When a squirrel is in a loft they chew the supports and wood that is within the attic, but what happens is quite electricians run cables and also wires attached to the cross-bow supports in the Attic. So if the actual squirrel is chewing the particular beam the squirrel can in fact end up chewing on the towards the wire this can lead to a hot wire. These open up and live wires really lead to cause sparks which could then lead to attic fireplace it is very common that squirrels chew wires in the loft I see it every single day. Once the squirrel chews the cable that electrocutes them shock them and kills all of them but it does not always trigger house fires the reason why squirrels can lead to house fires is currently that the squirrel has chewed the wire it is started out what's called a hot line that wire is actually reside what can that happen is actually debris in the Attic like a cardboard box from your Xmas ornaments can be next to which hot wire. The stay wire will then send out sets off if it is shorting doe for the chewing from the squirrel this way, and then caused the fire so in retrospect having Squirrels In The Loft is extremely dangerous due to the actuality that squirrels chew cables and can cause house fire!