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Just like other wild animals, squirrels are
usually attracted to homes or other buildings
because of a ready supply of food and water. The
squirrel is also attracted by a warm and cozy spot
to nest in, and this is even more so the case with
female squirrels who are trying to take care of
If you feed a squirrel once in your back yard,
it’ll come back again. You’ll probably fed it a
second time around, because, well, the squirrel
came back. It’s almost like you have a bond now …
(We’re joking, don't worry!) The third time, when
the squirrel comes back, it’ll get aggressive
because you no longer have a fistful of peanuts to
offer it. It knows that you have food in your
home, and now it knows that, it's going to try to
get inside your home.
It’ll probably succeed.
Squirrels live way up high, so it’s not unusual to
find squirrels on the roof. To them, your roof is
just another tree. Once they’re on the roof, they
will start to investigate. It’ll chew and tear at
flappy bits and broken bits, desperately trying to
find a way in.
Again, it’ll probably succeed.
These animals are cute, and it is almost a special
moment when a wild animal lets you feed it, but
they carry diseases. Quite a few of them. Not only
that, they can be quite vicious. If it doesn’t
feel you have offered it enough food, it will just
help itself. It’ll grab and run … right off with
Feeding squirrels is a bad idea, and rather than
looking at what attracts squirrels to your garden,
you should first be looking at how you can better
protect your home. Only when you are 100% sure
that you have squirrel-proofed your home should
you even think about inciting in a whole bunch of
other wild critters with food.
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