A Varmint Gone customer asked us the other day, “Why are there so many squirrels around his house?” Since Keith Lange is a Wildlife Biologist by education, we thought we would explain the situation. This is a problem many homeowners have with squirrels in Matthews, Monroe, Indian Trail, Weddington, Waxhaw and Midland areas.
Why So Many Squirrels in Matthews?
There are several reasons why there are an abundant amount of squirrels in Matthews. However, the main reason for this is FOOD. The South Charlotte area contains two species of walnut trees, Black Walnut and White Walnut. Both trees are considered very delicious and sweet to squirrels. The American Chestnut and Hickory are also abundant in the South Charlotte area. They are a major source of nutrition that produces a lot of energy for the squirrels, especially during the cold winter. Last but not least, are the Oaks. Their nuts are probably the most common food that attracts and keeps the squirrels fed most of the year. These nuts are stored in caches that the squirrels return to when they get hungry.
Risks of Having Squirrels In Your Home
One thing that makes Charlotte such a beautiful place to live are the numerous lush green trees. These trees provide a beautiful landscape for your home and add wonderful shade in the warmer months. The squirrels in Matthews love to frolic and play in trees! That being said, squirrels can be fun to watch. However, they can cause a lot of damage to your home or business. Squirrels can chew holes from the outside through eaves, soffits, gutters, trim, construction gaps or other weak areas. Squirrels in attics can cause electrical damage leading to a devastating fire. Did you know that squirrels are to blame for over 30,000 house and business fires, each year?
What Should Your Next Step Be?
Removing squirrels in Matthews from your attic or other part of your home can be tricky, so it is best to have professional remove squirrels and repair any damage to your home. With more than thirty years of experience, you can count on Varmint Gone to solve your squirrel issue. Varmint Gone offers a five-year warranty on all damage repair and squirrel exclusion work. Call Varmint Gone today at 888-391-3330 or schedule an inspection online.