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Do more squirrels live in urban areas or wild areas?
Despite what many people think, squirrels did not come to urban areas on their own. They were brought by people as a wildlife entertainment to parks and gardens. However, as time passes, many squirrels learned how to thrive in urban areas. Nowadays, squirrels mostly prefer the comfort that an attic or a backseat of a car provides.
What Squirrels do in Urban Areas
If you found a squirrel in your attic, chances are, they are raising their young there. It can be a female squirrel that has found a convenient and safe way to give birth to her pups. In the past, people can only spot a squirrel that is minding his or her own business on treetops or on cornfields. Now, squirrels can eat yogurt and meat whenever it is available. There are species of squirrels that evolve as time goes by. This is especially true in urban areas. A mother squirrel will feel that she has hit the jackpot when she finds a comfortable place in an unused car or in a forgotten attic. Illegal logging activities and deforestation are some of the reasons why squirrels go to urban areas. When humans decided that they need more space due to their growing population and because of their ideas or "development", many habitats were destroyed. Some squirrels have no choice but to live in urban areas and become scavengers. They took advantage of chimney openings, dens, basements, attics, and crawlspaces in order to continue living. They also began to gather food from fruit trees that are located in urban areas. The reason why squirrels are plenty in urban areas is, they are able to produce 10 litters in a space of a year. They are also considered bright and adaptable animals. They are very curious and can easily make a home in an environment that they are in.
Squirrels and Food
If they live in an area where there are plenty of trees and vegetation, they will simply gather nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits for food. They can even eat germinated acorns which contain less nutrition than the oak trees. They can also "go nuts" with peanuts. Even if the peanuts do nothing to wear down their ever-growing incisors, they still can eat up to 70 pounds a day.
What to do with Squirrels
Squirrels are wild animals and should be treated as such. With this said, you don't have to kill them the moment that you see them although this can be an option for you. You should not simply treat them as you treat your pet dog or cats. They can also live in your attics, eat on your bird feeders, and invade your garbage cans.
Get Help from a Professional
You should take extra precaution when handling a squirrel. Contact a professional since they know what to do and they have the right tools for squirrel removal inside your property. You can also report a squirrel on your local wildlife. However, they are not always welcome since wildlife management only receives squirrel which was infected with a disease such as a leptospirosis.