WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Squirrels are sometimes considered pests because of their destructive behaviour of chewing on various edible and inedible objects. This characteristic trait aids in maintaining sharp teeth, and because squirrel teeth grow continuously, prevents over-growth. In residential areas with a heavy squirrel population it is recommended to keep attics and basements sealed to prevent property damage caused by nesting squirrels. Tree squirrels create minor annoyances by: digging in planting pots and flower beds to pull out bulbs (which they chew on); digging to bury or recover seeds and nuts; and building nests within structures, including attics and basements. It is always recommended to visually inspect, at ground level, where squirrels are coming and going from. On the interior of a structure, pay attention to scurrying noises and/or scratching on walls.