Are Squirrels In Your Commercial Warehouse In Memphis TN?
Do you have squirrels in your commercial warehouse in Memphis TN? If you have squirrels in your commercial warehouse, you are not alone. Squirrel activity in a warehouse can be very distracting and disruptive. Squirrels can build nests inside machinery, contaminate products and create foul odors. In addition to the disruption, squirrels can also potentially be hazardous to employees due to the diseases they carry. We are experts in removing squirrels from your warehouse.
There are many reasons squirrels are in your commercial warehouse. In most cases, squirrels are just trying to get out of inclement weather and away from predators. Depending on the season, they are either looking for warmth or trying to cool off. Most often they are simply looking for a safe place to raise their young.
Are there a lot of trees nearby and maybe an overabundance of squirrels fighting for territory? Even if there are no trees around your warehouse, the squirrels are just looking for shelter. Squirrels can get into just about any building if they are determined to get in. It all depends on the motivation driving the squirrel.
Squirrels tend to breed twice a year from December to January and can breed again around June. Before breeding begins, there is a game of chase that takes place. Multiple male squirrels will chase the female. Once this "courtship" is complete, the new mother will find a safe, quiet and warm place to build a nest for her babies to be born.
If you hear or see squirrels on the roof of your warehouse, they may end up trying to come in. A female squirrel is pregnant for around 44 days and will give birth to two or three baby squirrels. The baby squirrels will stay in the nest until they are around ten weeks old. After this, Mama Squirrel will let them start to explore. She will teach them how to forage for food and locate safe shelter.
If these babies are born inside your warehouse, you will see increased squirrel activity from these training exercises. Mother squirrels can also be aggressive when it comes to the protection of her babies. This can lead to endangerment of company staff and personnel.
If there are multiple squirrels in your warehouse, you run a higher risk of damage. Squirrels can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. They chew through electrical wires which can cut off your business power supply. This also creates a fire hazard. Another issue you may have to deal with is damage to your HVAC, PVC pipes, etc. This is due to their incessant chewing.
Did you know that a squirrel's teeth can grow up to SIX INCHES IN A YEAR if they don't constantly chew? That's right, chewing keeps their teeth filed down. Otherwise their teeth would grow too long and the squirrel would eventually be unable to eat.
Their nesting material is typically made of very flammable materials such as dried leaves, grass, twigs, pine needles, plus man-made materials such as plastic bags and cloth. When this nesting material comes into contact with chewed wires, a fire can break out and quickly spread through a warehouse.
If your warehouse contains flammable materials, this could be a tragedy waiting to happen. If you have squirrels or rodents and you have problems with your outlets or smell electric smoke, contact a licensed electrician immediately.
Squirrels can bring diseases, bacteria and mites into your warehouse. If squirrels are nesting in air ducts, the ventilation system will stir up the fecal particles. You and your staff could be unaware you are breathing in contaminated airborne particles. This is hazardous to your health and can make you very sick. Cleaning up after squirrels should be handled by a trained professional with the proper safety equipment.
At Apex Wildlife Control, we offer fecal cleaning and deodorization for this kind of situation. Proper
safety equipment must be used when cleaning up squirrel droppings in
your insulation and warehouse floors. If cleaning up fecal matter, ensure
you have an N95 grade mask. This will ensure you do not breathe in any
airborne spores. Having the right equipment
to clean the fecal matter is just as important as having the correct
cleaning supplies to sanitize the area for your safety.
Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans. Some of the more common include tularemia, typhus, plague, and ringworm. Such diseases are transmitted through bites or other forms of direct contact with infected squirrels. Tularemia, typhus, and plague have symptoms that mimic the flu and can be deadly when left untreated. While all mammals are capable of getting rabies, squirrels are very rarely rabid.
Other diseases squirrels transmit to humans come from the various parasites they carry. Rife with parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites, squirrels living in proximity to homes frequently pass these tiny pests on to both humans and pets. Some of the diseases humans can get from the parasites include Lyme disease, Encephalitis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Many of these diseases are fatal when left untreated, so individuals should monitor for symptoms, and seek medical attention after coming in contact with squirrel urine or feces. Breathing in particles of the animal's excrement is the most common method of disease transmission. Squirrels can build nests in your attic, soffits and gutters that can contain all kinds of disease that can make you and your family very sick.
Keeping squirrels off your property and out of houses is the best way to ensure the health and safety of both homeowners and their pets. While screening and capping vents and chimneys is effective, entry points like windows, doors, and holes in the roof should also be properly sealed.
Our company also offers an outside trapping service. We will come to your property and set multiple live cage traps inside your warehouse. Our technicians use bait that is proven to be very effective. We catch as many squirrels as we can in a seven-day trapping period and relocate them.
We will come out a total of three times during this seven-day period. At each visit, we will rebait the traps, possibly add more traps, and move traps around as needed. Although we are very successful at trapping, there is no guarantee with an outside trapping service. We can't make a squirrel go into a trap, but we are usually very successful. Once trapped, we will relocate the squirrels at least 20 miles from your location. You don’t have to worry about them finding their way back to your warehouse.
So if you have some unwanted little visitors roaming around your commercial warehouse, give us a call today. We're here to help!
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